Events - North Macedonia Office
Political Academy 2019: Strengthening the Capacity of Future Leaders
In organization of Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Institute for Social Research – MK91
This year Political Academy for party members is designed as a combination of civic and political education as well as training for social media and political communication. Its main purpose is to strengthen the knowledge and roles of party members with a clear vision for the progress of the country based on the main values of freedom, justice, solidarity and subsidiarity. The Academy will bring together members of the Youth Forces Union of VMRO-DPMNE who strive for a democratic, transparent and efficient party policy that is close to its citizens and that wants to see the country as a member of the European family through the promotion of an efficient policy.
The Women Voice in the Parliamentary Group - Professionalizing the Work of Women Parliamentarians
As part of our activities to straighten the Macedonian parliamentary democracy and the pluralism, the KAS is organizing a one-day workshop for the women MPs of the VMRO-DPMNE parliamentary group. The initiative aims to support women parliamentarians in their efforts to undertake more active role in the executive governance and to introduce gender equality and women rights policies in the parliament.
Workshop: Professionalism in Online Media - Challenges, Opportunities and Practices
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) are organizing workshop titled “Professionalism in Online Media - Challenges, Opportunities and Practices” which will be held in Ohrid. Very important factor in the self-regulation system is the media to respect the ethical standards during their work. In this direction, the best ethical practices will be presented to participants during the workshop and through a debate the best and final criteria for selecting online media that can join the Register of professional online media will be identified. This register will be created by the AJM, the Council of Media Ethics and the Chamber of Commerce. The selected trainers for the workshop are very experienced on these topics and their knowledge in ethical reporting and media self-regulation as well as legal aspects in which media operate can help online media to improve their knowledge how to work better in this legal framework. Taking this into consideration the final goal of this workshop is to have even more professional media, to make a clear difference between professional and unprofessional media, and finally to have a better informed public. Having this in mind, the whole process should help to regain the trust of the public in the media.
III Macedonian-German Forum
"Enlargement Prospects after the European Council? Role of the Assembly in the EU Accession Process of North Macedonia and Relations with the European Parliament"
In organization of Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis”-Skopje
Dialogue for Cooperation in the Field of European Integration and Accession Negotiations
Considering the lack of expertise, which North Macedonia lacks in regards to the Accession Negotiations, it is of key importance that the country utilizes regional expertise. In this context country which has successfully finalized this process in more recent history is Bulgaria. Keeping in mind the new positive dynamic of the bilateral relationship between the two countries Bulgarian experts could be used to spur the process of EU integration by providing significant know-how and knowledge. The aim of this event is to open a table of dialogue which includes academia, experts, politicians, journalists and representatives of NGO’s aiming to boost North Macedonia’s capacity for negotiation once the process initiates.
Regional School Security 2019
HYBRID THREATS AND THEIR IMPACT ON DEMOCRACY – POSSIBILITIES FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION
In cooperation with the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies from Brussels (WMCES) The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung together with the Faculty of Security-Skopje and the Center for Research and Policy Making organizes the Regional School Security 2019. The initiative involves students and professors from the Faculty of Security-Skopje, the Macedonia University from Thessaloniki and the Ss. Clement Ohridski University-Sofia. By tackling topics which are of common interest, the project aims to straighten cooperation and exchange between countries of the region, especially between youngsters, future experts and stakeholders. At the same time, the cooperation and exchange between the universities from North Macedonia, Bulgaria and Greece will serve as a positive example to politics and should positively reflect the bilateral and multilateral relations between the countries in the region.
I. Regional Political Youth Academy - Challenges to European Democracy
in cooperation with the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies from Brussels
There are many organizations that bring young people from the region together. However, there is no initiative that connects the leadership of the political youth organizations of the KAS partner parties in the region. It is important to understand that these people will lead the countries in the next couple of decades. Because of this they need to get to know their region in terms of economy, society, energy, security etc. The main objective of this Regional Political Youth Academy is to create contacts between the young leaders belonging to the EPP family and to encourage them to think through the prism of the whole region and in the spirit of Euro-Atlantic friendship and values. The topics discussed during the academy will refer to Challenges to European Democracy, the Future of Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy, the Future of the Transatlantic Relations and Security, Economy, Cultural Exchange, Regional Cooperation and etc.
Strengthening the capacities of High School Teachers
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation together with the NGO LEAD is organising a three month program for Strengthening the capacities of High School Teachers. The program is approved by the Ministry of science and education of Republic of North Macedonia.
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Vertiefung und Erweiterung der EU sind keine Gegensätze
Alljährlich lädt die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung zur Westbalkan-Botschafterkonferenz ein. Ziel ist es, eine Plattform zu bieten für einen offenen und vertraulichen Dialog zwischen hochrangigen politischen Entscheidungsträgern aus Bundestag, Europäischem Parlament und Bundesregierung auf der einen, sowie Vertretern des diplomatischen Corps auf der anderen Seite.
IV REGIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
“SOCIETY AND RELIGION: ETHNIC GROUPS, IDENTITY AND NATIONALISM”
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with "Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies" for a fourth year in a row organized the Regional Summer School 2019 on the topic “Society and Religion: Ethnic groups, Identity and Nationalism”
This project is initiated by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and realized in close cooperation with the Faculty of Orthodox Theology and Faculty of Islamic Science.
Gordana Siljanovska visited KAS office
The presidential candidate of VMRO-DPMNE Ms. Gordana Siljanovska visited the KAS office and met with the representative of the Foundation Mr. Johannes D. Rey. They discussed about the current political challenges in the country, the reform processes and the upcoming presidential elections.
II MACEDONIAN GERMAN FORUM
Macedonia and Germany have close and deep cooperation and share excellent business relations, which is a stable foundation for the future it was concluded by the participants on the II Macedonian German Forum "Building Bridges-Politics and Economy".The forum was organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Institute for society research MK-91, marking the 25th anniversary of bilateral relations between the countries.
THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN EU AND NATO INTEGRATION PROCESSES
On the September 20th Foundation Konrad Adenauer and Institut for Democracy "Societas Civilis" organized panel discussion "The Role of Civil Sociaty in EU and NATO integration processes" attended by Mrs. Ursula von der Leyen, Minister of Defence of Germany and Mrs. Radmila Shekerinska, Minister of Defence of Macedonia.
ARE YOU(TH) IN? PERSPECTIVES, IDEAS AND ACTIONS
Establishing the KAS Alumni Network
From 31st of August until 2nd of September in Ohrid, the event of the current and former scholarship holders from Macedonia and Kosovo took place.
STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITIES OF TEACHERS FOR YOUTH WORK AND NON-FORMAL EDUCATION METHODOLOGY
On 14 and 15 of September in Ohrid, Foundation Konrad Adenauer in cooperation with the Association LEAD organized a training for 14 teachers from the Southwestern region in Macedonia
THIRD REGONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
“SOCIETY AND RELIGION: ETHNIC GROUPS, IDENTITY AND NATIONALISM”
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with "Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies" for a third year in a row organized the Regional Summer School 2018 on the topic “Society and Religion: Ethnic groups, Identity and Nationalism”
Eine glaubwürdige Beitrittsperspektive für den Westbalkan – eine Bilanz zwischen den Gipfeltreffen in Sofia und London
Bereits am 17. Mai trafen die Staats- und Regierungschefs der EU auf dem Gipfel von Sofia erstmalig seit 15 Jahren wieder mit ihren Amtskollegen aus dem Westbalkan zusammen und verständigten sich auf die Erklärung von Sofia, welche die uneingeschränkte Unterstützung der EU-Staaten für die europäische Perspektive des Westbalkans bekräftigte. Am 10. Juli 2018 findet dann in London die 5. Konferenz zum Westlichen Balkan im Rahmen des sogenannten Berlin-Prozesses statt. Zwischen diesen beiden Gipfeln lud die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung am 25. Juni in Berlin zur Westbalkan-Botschafterkonferenz ein.
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