Module III of the School of Policies for 2022 was held this weekend in Struga, within the Presidential Center for Political Education.
Module III of the School was opened by Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Lj. Spasov, President of the Program Council of the Presidential Center for Political Education, Advisor to the President for Legal Affairs and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus” and Nita Starova, Member of the Program Council of the Presidential Center for Political Education and Program Manager at the “Friedrich Ebert Foundation” – Skopje.
The focus of Module III of the School of Policies was on topics related to economics, social policies and human rights.
On the topic of “The Big Picture – the Macedonian Economy in the Medium and Long Term” spoke Prof. Dr. Vancho Uzunov, full professor at the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus” at the “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University and Prof. Dr. Gligor Bishev, full professor at the Faculty of Economics in Prilep and President of the Council for Promotion of Higher Education and Strategic Research at the Economic Chamber of North Macedonia.
Johannes Heidecker, Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia, gave a lecture on “A Practical View: Economic Practices and External Investment in the Country”.
Within Module III of the School of Policies, a panel discussion was held on “Social Policies: Social Protection and Poverty Management”, with the participation of Mila Carovska, former Minister of Education and Science and former Minister of Labor and Social Policy, and Prof. Dr. Lazar Jovevski, full professor at the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus” at the “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University.
On the socio-economic consequences of the war in Ukraine, an on-line lecture was delivered by Prof. Dr. Branimir Jovanovic, Professor at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies.
Fatmir Bitiqi, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of economic affairs, coordination of economic departments and investments, spoke about the socio-economic consequences for North Macedonia in the context of the health and security crisis in Europe.
On the last day of Module III of the School of Policies, on the topic “International and National Mechanisms for Human Rights Protection” spoke Prof. Dr. Jelena Ristic, Associate Professor at the Institute for Sociological and Political-Legal Research at the “Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, while Salija Bekir Hasim, President of the Suto Orizari Women’s Rights Initiative, spoke about advocacy as a mechanism for achieving the human rights of Roma with a focus on Roma women.
Dr. Sasho Ordanoski, journalist and political analyst, gave a lecture on the “Strategic Approach to Political Communications”.
Within the School of Policies for 2022, five educational seminars will be held, which will be implemented in the period from March to November this year with eminent lecturers and trainers from the country and abroad.
The School of Policies is organized in cooperation with the offices of foundations and associations in the country: “Friedrich Ebert”, International Republican Institute (IRI), “Konrad Adenauer”, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), Westminster Foundation for Democracy, MK2025 Foundation and the Regional Organization for Youth Cooperation (RYCO).