ON THE PROGRAM

EU ACCESSION

The EU Accession Program covers activities that represent a unique combination of the organization’s key traditional products with innovative tools. This program represents the core of the activities that have made the organization recognizable over the past decade. As a key innovation, from October 2019, EUROTHINK will launch and maintain a specialized website, eu.org.mk, which is: 1) Digital guide to the accession process where the complex process of EU accession and its benefits is explained in simple language; 2) Repository for online resources related to accession; 3) A platform on which educational-informative contents related to accession will be created and reproduced on a regular basis. This product will be the main axis and communication channel on which all content produced by the organization will flow. In the period covered by the strategy, EUROTHINK will monitor the accession negotiations (if they start) and will give its assessments and proposals for improving the negotiation structure, negotiating positions and the administrative-institutional capacities of the country for EU accession. Through the traditional product, the Comparative Analysis of Progress Reports, EUROTHINK will continue to assess the progress of North Macedonia in the accession process, paying due attention to the analysis of the neglected National Program for Adoption of European Legislation. EUROTHINK will continue to closely monitor the programming and absorption of IPA funds, as well as the participation of the entities from North Macedonia in the Programs of the Union, including by monitoring the work of the Sectoral Working Groups and disseminating information to the citizens and civil society organizations through our communication channels. The Eurometer survey will remain a key research product of the organization for the next 4 years, with EUROTHINK conducting at least one survey per year, which will result in several research products. During this period, the organization will invest in better presentation and digitalization of the enviable databases created in the past six years. EUROTHINK will continue to work on the Accession Log, which is a regular policy analysis tool issued on a regular basis (at least four entries per year). The organization of Chatham House EuroTalk events will continue, at least four each year.

Eurothink's Mission

EUROTHINK - Center for European Strategies is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit and secular civic association that supports the integration of North Macedonia in the European Union and Europeanization of society through evidence-based public policy research and policy development, vocational training and advice, regional cooperation and advocacy for change.

Eurothink's Vision

The vision of EUROTHINK is to see the Republic of North Macedonia as a developed, democratic and liberal society based on the principles of justice, equality, freedom and prosperity. We see the EU integration process as the best instrument for achieving our vision.