The Fourth Seminar of the School of Public Policy |Mother Theresa|

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PROGRAM OF THE Fourth SEMINAR OF THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY |MOTHER THERESA| (generation of participants 2013/2014)


“EU Enlargement and the Balkans”

Hotel Continental, Skopje, 9-11 May, 2014



Day 1: 9 May

17:00 – 17:15 Opening of the Fourth Seminar of the School of Public Policy |Mother Theresa|, Prof. Dr. Zhidas Daskalovski, Director of the School of Public Policy |Mother Theresa| and  Marko Savkovic, Program Coordinator at BFPE and RAD Executive Director

17:15 – 18:15 Lecture: “Serbia’s Negotiations with the EU: Getting Down to Things that Matter”



Lecturer: Marko Savkovic, Program Coordinator at BFPE and RAD Executive Director, Serbia

18:15 – 19:30 Lecture: EU assistance to the Western Balkans with the focus on Macedonia”




Lecturer: Dr. Risto Karajkov, Director at Development Solutions – DeSo

20:00 – 22:00 Dinner: Restaurant “Kaj Marsalot”


Day 2: 10 May  

10:00 – 10:30 Welcome coffee and croissant

10:30 – 11:30 Panel debate – Title: “EU negotiations – experiences from a member state”




Guest speakers: Melita Mulic, member of Croatian Parliament as member of the Social Democratic Party. From 2005-2012 she worked as head of Section for Communication Support for EU Accession Negotiations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration; Vedrana Gujić, currently works as an Advisor in the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia. She was previously posted in the National Committee for Monitoring the EU Accession Negotiations of the Croatian Parliament and ALDE Group in the European Parliament, both on the topic of Croatian accession to the EU.

11:30 – 13:00 Lecture: “Ukrainian crisis and NATO enlargement in Western Balkans”




Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Metodi Hadji-Janev, Military Academy, Skopje 

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 16:00 Panel Debate – Title: “EU integration and Macedonia possibilities and challenges”




Guest speakers: RAD Alumni (Maja Moracanin and Lindita Shakiri)

16:00 – 17:00 Lecture: “Polish fears and suspicions before entering the EU”




Lecturer: D-r Artur Adamczyk, University of Warsaw, Poland

17:00 – 17:30 Coffee break

17:30 – 18:00 Lecture: EU-Montenegro: Important milestone in accession negotiations”




Lecturer: Mr. Mirko Stanic, Spokesperson of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) of Montenegro and Secretary to the SDP Parliamentary Group in Assembly of Montenegro

18:00 – 19:15 Lecture: “EUtopia and the role of the EU in the process for helvetization of the Balkans”




Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Goran Ilik, Assistant Professor at Law faculty, UKLO Bitola. In his own scientific work Prof. Dr. Goran Ilik has published many scholarly and peer-reviewed articles, and also he is an author of the books: “Europe at the Crossroads: The Treaty of Lisbon as a basis of the European Union international identity” and “EUtopia: The international political power of the EU in the ideeologization of the Post – American World Order”

19:30 – 21:30 Dinner at Restaurant “Destan”– Old Town


Day 3: 11 May   

10:00 – 11:30 Lecture: “The EU Balkan Enlargement – how different?”




Lecturer: Dr. Malinka Ristevska Jordanova, European Policy Institute

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:30 Lecture: “Southeastern Europe Between the Geo-political Interests of the West, and the New Russian Expansionism (the Old and the new Debates)”




Lecturer: Prof. D-r Ivanka Dodovska, Faculty of Law, Skopje

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 Departure


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