This weekend, Module II of the School of Politics at the Presidential Center for Political Education was held with the support of the partner foundation “Friedrich Ebert” – Skopje.
Within Module II, the School of Politics participants had the opportunity to improve their knowledge on socio-economic topics related to digitalization and innovation in business, public sector and education, modern social democratic and conservative socio-economic policies, inclusion and representation of people with disabilities in public and political life, gender equality from economic and political perspective, etc.
Module II of the School of Politics was addressed by Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Lj. Spasov, President of the Program Council of the Presidential Center for Political Education and Advisor to the President for Foreign Policy, Internal Policy and Constitutional Affairs, who said that Module II of the School of Politics provides a critical review of economic models and policies and enables debate on key issues from different social spheres with special emphasis on the green economy, innovation and the process of digitalization in the economy, but also on the promotion of the rights of marginalized groups and their inclusion in social processes.
Module II was implemented with the participation of eminent lecturers and trainers from the country and abroad, including university professors Dr. Vanco Uzunov and Dr. Trajko Slaveski, the member of the National Political Platform “Možemo” from Zagreb, Teodor Celakoski, the former Ambassador of the Republic of North Macedonia to the Kingdom of Sweden, Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Nakeva-Ruzin, the Chief Executive Officer of the MK2025 Foundation and member of the Program Council of the Presidential Center, Nikica Mojsoska-Blazevski, and others.
The School of Politics is a central activity of the Presidential Center for Political Education which is under the auspices of President Stevo Pendarovski. The School of Politics is attended by 43 young professionals aged 25-35, with different professional experience, who are already or have an interest in being active participants in the social and political life of the country. The aim of the School is to connect participants from different backgrounds who have a desire with the acquired knowledge and skills to contribute to the positive development of society.
The Presidential Center for Political Education was established by President Pendarovski in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the International Republican Institute (IRI), the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the MK2025 Foundation, the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. The activities of the Presidential Center are aimed at promoting a culture of dialogue in the spirit of democratic values and contribute to the comprehensive inclusion of political education in the formal and non-formal education system.