On 2-3 December 2019, the fifth School of European Policy organized by EUROTHINK – Center for European Strategies was held. The School of European Policy is a traditional capacity building and networking activity that EUROTHINK maintains on an annual basis. The purpose of the event is to contribute to a better understanding of the European integration process between representatives of civil society organizations, the media and other stakeholders.
This year’s event aimed to help CSOs and journalists understand the context and developments that determine the European enlargement discourse, as well as to enable them to build effective advocacy strategies on European integration issues. The following sessions were part of the School:
- “Enlargement versus EU Consolidation: Narratives, Perceptions and Challenges for the European Public” with Florent Marsiacq, EU Enlargement Policy Expert
- “The future of enlargement – competition or solidarity in the Western Balkans?” with Florent Marsiacq, expert on EU enlargement policy
- “Institutions, structures and processes – with whom are we actually negotiating?”, Filip Tosevski, expert on European integration
- “Fight against fake news and misinformation as a challenge in advocating for European integration” with Bojan Kardalov, specialist in communications and new media
- “Advocacy for reforms in specific areas of Chapter 23 and Chapter 24 – the participation of the civil sector in the accession negotiations of Serbia with the EU ”with Sonja Stojanovic Gajic, Expert on Good Governance and Security Sector Reform
- “Advocating for reform at European level: meet your interlocutor in the EU” with Sonja Stojanovic Gajic, expert on good governance and security sector reform
- “Building synergies between civil society organizations and the media” with Biljana Bejkova, communications expert
The School of European Policy in 2019 was generously supported within the framework of the project “Citizens for European Reforms” funded by Foundation Open Society – Macedonia (FOSM).