Summer Academy for Strengthening Democracy in

the Euro-Med region (2017)

Programme


 Tuesday, July 4

10.00 – 11.00        Official Opening of the Summer Academy 2017
                                 H.E. Ekaterina Zaharieva,
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
                                 Dr. Irina Alexieva, Director of the Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitry Panitza”
           
11.00 – 11.45        Ice-breaking game and first introduction of the participants
                                The game is led by the moderators – Ms. Desislava Baneva and Mr. Stefan Georgiev

11.45 – 12.00        Coffee Break

12.00 – 12.30        Violent Radicalization and Extremism in the Euro-Med Region and the Role of Civil Society in          
                                 Developing Successful Countering Strategies
                                 Prof. Mariana Malinova,
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Department of Mediterranean and Eastern Studies,
                                 New Bulgarian University with expertise in Arab and Islamic Studies

 12.30 – 13.00        Discussion

13.00– 14.00          Lunch

14.00 – 15:00         Small group work – forming the groups

15.00 – 15.45         Radicalization: causes and development
                                 Prof. Ahmed Driss, Executive Director of the Tunisian school of politics
                                 Mr. Ruslan Trad, journalist

15.45 – 16.15         Discussion

16:15 – 16:30         Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00         Small group work – case study 1

19.00                       Dinner

Wednesday, July 5

9.30 – 10.00           Intercultural dialogue - the ability of societies to address the problem with differences and               
                                 inequalities and to create identities
                                 Ambassador Hatem Atallah,
Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation

10.00 – 10.30        Discussion

10.30 – 10.45        Coffee break

10.45 – 12.30        Small group work – case study 2

12.30 – 13.30        Lunch

13.30 – 14.15        Changing Neighborhood – could EU and the Maghreb countries find common solutions to the 
                                 security issues and extremism?
                                 Prof. Dimitrios Triantaphyllou,
Chairman of the International Relations Department, Director of the Centre
                                 for International and European Studies, Kadir Has University, Istanbul

14.15 – 14.30        Discussion

14:30 – 14:45        Coffee Break

14.45– 15.15          How to participate in a TV political programme?
                                 Mr. Boyko Vasilev,
TV Journalist

15.15 – 15.45         Discussion

15.45 – 17.00        Small group work – case study 3

17.00– 17.30         Simulation of a TV debate

17.30 – 18.00        Screening of the debate and feedback to the participants

19.00                       Dinner

Thursday, July 6

9.30 – 10.15           Socio-economic challenges ahead the young generation in the Euro-Med region. Why the youths
                                 choose radicalization or migration?
                                 Mr. Petar Karaboev,
journalist, Deputy Editor in Chief of Dnevnik.bg
                                 Mr. Yassine Souidi, Researcher at the Rabita Mohammedia of Ulemas Morocco

10.15 – 11.00         Discussion

11.00 – 11.15         Coffee break

11.15 – 12.30         Summer Academy Lab - work on the final analytical product

12.30 – 13.30         Lunch

13.30 – 14.15         Education policies for preventing  violent radicalization and extremism
                                 Prof. Rumyana Kolarova,
Head of the “Political studies” department at the Sofia university “St. Kliment
                                 Ohridski”, Former Minister of Education of the Republic of Bulgaria

14.15 – 15.00         Discussion

15.00 – 16.00         Summer Academy Lab - work on the final analytical product

16:00 – 16:15         Coffee Break

16.15 – 16.45         Decision-making process - negotiating and engaging the stakeholders
                                 Mr. Nikola Yordanov,
Psychologist

16:45 – 17:15        Discussion

17.15 – 18.15        Small group work – case study 4

18:15 – 18:45        Presentation of the groups and feedback

19.30                       Dinner
 
Friday, July 7
08:00                       Departure from the hotel to the National Assembly

10.00 – 11.30        Meeting at the National Assembly

12.00 – 13.00        Meeting with Ms. Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia

13.00 – 14.00        Lunch

14.00 – 15.00        Meeting with Mr. Ognian Zlatev, Head of the European Commission Representation in Sofia

20.30                       Dinner

Saturday, July 8

9.30 – 10.00           Gender equality: a needed asset for democracy
                                  H.E. Boriana Jonsson,
IFE-EFI Executive Director

10.00 – 10.45         Discussion

10.45 - 11.00          Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.00         Summer Academy Lab - work on the final analytical product

12.00 – 12.30        Building stability, sustainable development and inclusive societies in the
                                Euro-Mediterranean region – why regional cooperation matters
                                H.E. André Azoulay,
Senior Advisor to King Mohamed VI, Kingdom of Morocco
 
12.30 – 13.00         Discussion

13.00 – 14.00         Lunch

14.00 – 15.00        Summer Academy Lab - presentation of the final analytical product

15.00 – 15.45        Closing of the small groups and feedback session

15:45 – 16:15        Official closing of the Summer Academy

16.15 – 16.30        Coffee Break

17.00 – 18.00        Ceremony for awarding the certificates
                                 H.E. Iliana Yotova,
Vice-president of the Republic of Bulgaria

18.00 – 18.15         Family photo

19.30                       Dinner