First Session of School of Public Policy Mother Teresa Skopje, Generation 2019/2020

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First Session of School of Public Policy Mother Teresa

Skopje, Generation 2019/2020

June 28-30.6, 2019, Hotel Garden, Ohrid,


 Public Policy: from Theory to Practice




This seminar was first for the generation 2019/2020 and was introductory seminar to the general topic of the School of Public Policy. It aimed to improve the knowledge of the participants in the field of public policy and give them practical insights into political processes. The seminar took place in the hotel Garden, Ohrid during the weekend 28-30.6, 2019. Overall the specific objectives of the event were to increase the skills of the participants of the policy making process and to get them acquainted with the theoretical and practical options for undertaking policy research and political decisions. The Seminar focused on current political processes in Macedonia. It is widely accepted that policy analysis is a technique used in public administration to enable civil servants to examine and evaluate the available options to implement the goals of elected officials. Policy analysis has been defined as the process of “determining which of various policies will achieve a given set of goals in light of the relations between the policies and the goals. Independent policy analysis can be made by think tanks, universities, professional associations, trade unions and other members of the so-called policy network. The general aim of the School is to have our participants able to influence the policy making process through solid, evidence based, high quality policy analysis. The methodology of the seminar was based on lectures followed by discussions among participants, as well as a simulation game. Specific tasks and roles were to be given to our participants by the lecturers. The Center for Research and Policy Making (CRPM) was the stakeholder involved in this seminar.



Friday (28.06.2019)


14:00 Departure from Skopje

17:00 Arrival in Ohrid, Hotel Garden

18:00 – 19:30

Public policy challenges of migration to Europe

Rabie W. Sedrak

20:00 Dinner

Saturday (29.06.2019)



10:30 – 12:00

How do you become a politician, a minister in the government, and what to do about that?

Viktor Mizo


Coffee Break

12:30- 14:00

Presidential campaigning in Macedonia: the case of Gordana Siljanovska Davkova

Goran Momirovski

14:00 – 15:30



Free time


Public policies in the Health Sector

Vladimir Lazarevik,


Local development in Macedonia

Bashkim Bakiu

19:30-End of Day 2, Dinner and Free time

 Sunday (30.06.2019)


EU enlargement, EU parliamentary elections and Macedonia

Francois Lafond


Global risks and challenges and local public policy implications.

Aleksandra Nakeva Ruzin





End of the Seminar

17:00 Departure


Aleksandra Nakeva Ruzin

Lecturer of Public Finance at the American College – Skopje, Former Macedonian Ambassador to Sweden.

Rabiè W. Sédrak

Business Analyst & Immigration Consultant. Founder of BIIP (Balkan’s Integration & Immigration Program).

Goran Momirovski,

Media consultant, Editor of 60 Minutes at Alfa TV

Vladimir Lazarevik

Health Care Consultant at McKinsey

Bashkim Bakiu

Director of Institute for Policy Research and Good Governance (IPRG), Advisor at UNDP

Viktor Mizo,

Former Directorate of Technological Industrial Development Zones (DTIDZ) CEO, manager of Kostal

Prof. Francois Lafond

Adviser to Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs




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