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Newsletter of the School of Political Studies - Fourth edition (09.10.13)
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This quarterly Newsletter provides up-to-date information on the activities of the Network of the Schools of Political Studies. It should serve as a tool for the Schools themselves, but also provide useful information to friends and supporters of the Schools. It forms an element of the Council of the Europe Strategy for the Schools of Political Studies which aims to reinforce their visibility and their impact. Read third edition (July 2013), second edition (March 2013) and first edition (November 2012).
Inauguration of the Visegrád School of Political Studies, Warsaw, 18 SeptemberThe Visegrád School of Political Studies will be inaugurated on Wednesday 18 September 2013 in Warsaw, (Poland), in presence of two guests of honour: Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, and Radosław Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
The inauguration was be followed by the first seminar of the School.
Programme of the inauguration
Launch of the School of Political Studies in Cameroon
The Moscow School of
Civic Education celebrates its 20th anniversary
The School’s seminars, which focus on the most important
and complex problems of modern times, offer young leaders a
unique platform for open debates and free-thinking. To
celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Moscow School of
Political Studies invited its Alumni from all over Russia to
the above mentioned seminar. The connection between power
and society, power and personality as well as the question
of morality in politics will be the key topics of the event.
The School’s Alumni will debate with prominent national and
of Political Studies - Launching conference (15.03.2013)
Programme The inauguration of the Tunisian School of Politics had taken place on 8 January 2013 in Tunis, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, who delivered a speech on this occasion. The inauguration was preceded by the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding about the Council of Europe’s presence in Tunisia by the Council of Europe and the Tunisian authorities.
Both Schools are being set up in the framework of the Council of Europe new neighbourhood policy. Independent NGOs like the sixteen existing Schools in Central and Eastern Europe, the new Schools’ objective will be to train new generations of political, economic, social and cultural leaders. Through annual series of seminars related to democracy, human rights and the rule of law, the new Schools will make a concrete contribution to the ongoing transitional processes in their countries.
On 13 March 2013 Julian Popov was appointed Minister of Environment and Water in the Caretaker government of Bulgaria. Mr Popov, Chairman of the Board of the Bulgarian School of Politics, is a renowned expert and journalist, who published numerous articles in Bulgarian and European media on European policy, EU enlargement, energy, sustainable development and low carbon economy. For almost twenty years, Mr Popov has been working as an advisor in institutional development, public relations and educational policy for a number of prestigious organisations such as European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Commission, the British Open University and the European Association of Distance Learning Universities. Mr Popov’s recent projects have included work on a “Quality and impact assessment manual for the Schools of Political Studies”, aiming to facilitate knowledge sharing on training methods between Schools and to enhance their capacity to build new partnerships.------------------------------------------------------------------
Seminars organised by the Schools in October, November and December 2013: