Summer Academy for Strengthening Democracy in

the Euro-Med region (2015)

Programme


 Tuesday,  June 2

19.30                   Dinner with a special guest H.E. Ms. Latifa Akharbash, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco
                             in  Bulgaria and Macedonia


Wednesday, June 3

09.30 – 10.00      Official Opening of the Summer Academy 2015
                              Ms. Margarita Popova, Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria
                              Mr. Hristo Hristov, Programme Coordinator EU-CoE Joint Programme “Towards Strengthened
                              Democratic Governance in the Southern Mediterranean”, Council of Europe
                              Ms. Irina Alexieva, PhD, Director of the Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitry Panitza”


10.00 – 10.30      Sharing Culture for Shared Security
                              Ms. Margarita Popova, Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria

10.30 – 11.00        Discussion

11.00 – 11.15        Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.15        Ice-breaking game and first introduction of the participants
                                The game is lead by the moderators – Ms. Maryana Georgieva and Ms. Desislava Baneva

12.15 – 13.15        Lunch

13.15 – 13.45        Joint European Union-Council of Europe response to a changing
                                 Neighborhood -perspectives ahead for the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue in
                                 the framework of the South Programme II

                                 Mr. Hristo Hristov, South Programme “Towards Strengthened Democratic Governance
                                 in the Southern Mediterranean”


13.45– 14.30          Discussion

14.30 – 15.30         Work in small groups – forming of the groups

15.30 – 15.45         Coffee break

15.45 – 16.15         Building stability, sustainable development and inclusive societies in the
                                 Euro-Mediterranean region: why regional cooperation matters

                                 Ambassador Delphine Borione, Deputy Secretary General of the Union for the
                                 Mediterranean


16.15 – 17.00         Discussion

17.00 – 17.15         Presentation and instructions for the final group task

17.15 – 17.30         Break

17.30 – 19.00         Small group work on the final group task

19.00                       Bulgaria’s perspective towards the common Euro-Mediterranean security challenges
                                 Mr. Daniel Mitov
, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria

20.00                       Dinner with a special guest Mr. Daniel Mitov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria


Thursday,  June 4

9.30 – 10.30          The EU and the Southern Mediterranean common security treats and decisions
                                 Prof. Dr. Ahmed Driss, Director of the Tunisian School of Politics
                                 Mr. Yordan Bozhilov, President of Sofia Security Forum and Former Head of
                                 Political Cabinet of the Minister of Defense (2010 - 2013)


10.30 – 11.15        Discussion

11.15 – 11.30        Coffee break

11.30 – 12.00        Communication in multicultural environment
                                Prof. Dr. Ivanka Mavrodieva,
Professor in Rhetoric at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski”

12.00 – 12.30        Discussion

12.30 – 13.30        Lunch

13.30 – 14.30        Small group work - communication in multicultural environment

14.30 – 14.45        Coffee Break

14.45 – 15.00        Presentation of the small group work and feedback

15.00 – 15.30        Negotiations and conflict management
                                Ms. Albena Komitova, President, Center for Dispute Resolution
                                Ms. Sevdalina Alexandrova, Vice-President, Center for Dispute Resolution


15.30 – 16.00        Discussion

16.00 – 17.30        Small group work on the final group task

17.30 – 17.45        Break

17.45 – 18.15        Social media – security risk or opportunity for empowerment the youth
                                Ms. Shana Kaiser
, Acting Regional Director, West Asia and North Africa Programme, International IDEA

18.15 – 19.00        Discussion

19.00                      Dinner


Friday, June 5

10.30 – 11.30        Meeting with Mr. Stanislav Anastassov, Member of the Bulgarian Parliament,
                                Deputy Chairperson of the Foreign Policy Parliamentary Committee and
                                Head of the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean;
                                Ms. Svetlana Angelova, Member of the Bulgarian Parliament and Member of the
                                Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean;
                                Mr. Atanas Merdzhanov, Member of the Bulgarian Parliament and
                                Member of the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean


11.30 – 12.30        Tour of the Parliament

12.30 – 14.00         Lunch

14.00 – 15.00         Visit of “St. Sofia” Museum
                                 Mr. Todor Chobanov, Deputy mayor of Bulgaria`s capital Sofia

15.00 – 16.30         Cultural tour of Sofia

17.00 – 19.00          Free time

19.30                        Dinner hosted by the BSoP`s Board

Saturday, June 6

9.30 – 10.00            Social security policies – women as agents of change
                                  Ms. Amina Bouayach
, General Secretary of FIDH
   
10.00 – 10.45          Discussion

10.45 - 11.00            Coffee break

11.00 – 11.30            How to defend our position in 30 seconds and when to accept an invitation to
                                    a TV political programme?
                                    Mr. Boyko Vasilev
, TV journalist

11.30 – 12.00            Discussion

12.00 – 13.00            Lunch

13.00 – 14.00            Small group work

14.00– 14.30             Simulation of a TV debate

14.30 – 15.00            Screening of the debate and feedback to the participants

15.00 – 15.15            Coffee Break

15.15 – 17.00            Small group work on the final group task

17.00 – 17.30             Presentation of the final group task

17.30 – 18.00             Discussion

18.00 – 19.00             Closing of the small groups and feedback session

19.30                            Dinner


Sunday, June 7

09.30 - 10.00              Closing of the seminar

10.00 – 10.45             Ceremony for awarding the certificates
                                     The certificates will be awarded by Mr. Hristo Ivanov, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Bulgaria

10.45 – 11.00             Family photo