The fifth European Policy School was held, entitled “Building communication strategies for European integration in times of uncertainty and misinformation”
On December 2 and 3, 2019 the fifth European Policy School organized by EUROTHINK – Center for European Strategies was held. The School of European Politics is a traditional capacity-building and networking activity held annually by EUROTHINK. 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 civil society organizations and journalists better understand the context and developments that determine the discourse on enlargement at the European level, as well as train them to build effective strategies for representing topics related to European integration. The following sessions were part of the School:
- “EU Enlargement vs. Consolidation: Narratives, Perceptions and Challenges for the European Public” with Florent Marciac, expert on EU enlargement policy
- “The future of enlargement: competition or solidarity in the Western Balkans?” with Florent Marciac, expert on EU enlargement policy
- “Institutions, structures and processes—who are we actually negotiating with?”, Filip Tosevski, expert on European integration
- “Fighting against fake news and disinformation as a challenge when advocating for European integration” with Bojan Kardalov, specialist in communications and new media
- “Advocating for reforms in specific areas from Chapter 23 and Chapter 24 – the participation of the civil sector in the accession negotiations of R. Serbia with the EU” with Sonja Stojanović Gajić, an expert on good governance and security sector reform
- “Advocacy for reforms at the European level: get to know your interlocutor in the EU” with Sonja Stojanović Gajić, 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 Politics in 2019 was generously supported within the project “Citizens for European Reforms” financed by the Open Society Foundation – Macedonia.