Events - North Macedonia Office
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.
NATIONAL YOUTH HACKATON - STOP „BRAIN DRAIN“!
Association LEAD in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Wilfried Martens Center for European Studies issues a call for participants on a hackaton for tackling the Brain Drain problem. The event will take place in Ohrid from 17 until 19 of May as a continuation of the Regional Hackathon that also took place in Ohrid in 2018.
Von Nachbarn zu strategischen Partnern
Regionale Jugendinitiative: “Brücken Bauen 2019 - Von Nachbarn zu strategischen Partnern”
Cross-Border Cooperation in Water Management Field
The KAS together with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje and the School of Civil Engineering at the Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki from 04-07 April 2019 organized a regional student workshop.
II MACEDONIAN-GERMAN FORUM
BUILDING BRIDGES – POLITICS AND ECONOMY
Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Institute for Social Research – MK91 are organizing the Macedonian–German Forum dedicated to bilateral cooperation in the fields of politics and economy.
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Hurdling on 3, 6 and 9. Towards an unconditional recommendation?
Monitoring the implementation of the second three months of the 3-6-9 Plan
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Institute of Democracy "Societas Civilis" - Skopje follows the implementation of the reform plan 3-6-9. The second report is intended for the second three months of the implementation of the plan and was publicly presented on the 5th of March.
SUPPORT FOR RESOLVING THE NAME ISSUE
Macedonian delegation received by Hans-Gert Pöttering
On February 21st, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, former Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, received Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov for confidential talks.
ETHICAL NORMS IN JOURNALISM
Konrad Adenauer Foundation in partnership with The Association of Journalists of Macedonia held a two-day training between the 8th and 10th of February, titled: “The Practice of the European Court of Human Rights and the Public Prosecution of Macedonia with cases of media freedom“.
REFORMS IN THE JUDICIARY SYSTEM IN THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
Promotion of Publication
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Institute for Democracy "Societas Civilis" - Skopje (IDSCS) promoted two publications "Judicial reforms in the Republic of Macedonia: changes without reforms? and "The Constitutional Court Lost in the Judicial Reforms".
On 18th December 20, the second Inter-religious classroom took place for the students from the Orthodox Faculty and Faculty of Islamic Sciences on the topic of “The use of religion in the political campaigns”
THE PRESENCE OF RELIGION IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS
On 18th of December in Skopje, KAS in cooperation with the Institute for Political Research-Skopje and the web-portal Religija.mk promoted the research for the use of religion in political campaigns.
YOUNG LEADERS ACADEMY
From 14-17 December in Skopje, KAS in cooperation EDS (European Democratic Students), the official student organization of the European People’s Party, the Youth Forces Union of VMRO-DPMNE, the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies organized the Young Leaders Academy under the title “The role of the dialogue in building stronger societies”.
CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS MACEDONIAN-GERMAN COOPERATION
On the 6th of December 2017 under the patronage of the German Embassy in Skopje a special event was organized to mark the 25th anniversary of successful cooperation between Macedonia and Germany.
Fostering dialogue and cooperation
Inter-religious classroom for the second generation of theology students from the Orthodox Faculty and the Faculty for Islamic Science was organized on November 27th in Skopje.
STRENGTHENING THE STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING PROCESSES
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with Association LEAD on 20.11.2017 organized the Conference for strengthening the student participation in decision making in the secondary schools in Macedonia.
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