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A priority for the Council of Europe

The Council of Europe schools of political studies were established to train future generations of political, economic, social and cultural leaders in countries in transition. With the participation of national and international experts, they run annual series of seminars and conferences on topics such as European integration, democracy, human rights, the rule of law and globalisation. The first School of Political Studies was created in Moscow in 1992 by a group of civil society activists seeking to promote democratic values. Since then, 15 other schools have been set up along the same lines; a genuine network now covering the whole of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. Moreover, it is planned to extend the network of Schools to additional countries, in particular in the Southern Mediterranean region. (Read more)

 

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A newly-created School in Instanbul

    
On 3 April, in the margins of the meeting of the Directors of the Schools of Political Studies, in Venice,  a Partnership Agreement was signed between the Council of Europe and the European School of Politics in Istanbul, which formalised the creation of a new School in Istanbul.

The European School of Politics in Istanbul is the 20th School to be created since the beginning of this network which started with the Moscow School in 1992.

Spring meeting of the Directors of the Schools of Political Studies

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The Spring meeting of the Directors of the Schools of Political Studies took place in Venice on 3-4 April.


The meeting, which was devoted to information and exchange of views about the implementation of decisions taken at previous meetings, gathered the Directors of the Schools as well as representatives of  2 future Schools: The European School of Politics in Istanbul and the Greek School of Political Studies.

At this occasion, a Partnership Agreement was signed between the Council of Europe and the European School of Politics in Istanbul, which formalised the creation of a new School in Istanbul.

The meeting also included a workshop on "Gender mainstreaming in the Schools: current situation and perspectives", which led to numerous exchanges amongst the Schools Directors.

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MORE NEWS

Newsletter2    
The
fifth edition  of the Newsletter (January) is now available.  It is also possible to subscribe ! (please click here)

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 fourth edition (January 2014),  third edition (July 2013), second edition (March 2013)  and first edition (November 2012).
 

The Schools of Political Studies at the 2nd World Forum for DemocracyWFD2013

This year again, the Council of Europe schools of political studies participated in the World Forum for Democracy, whose second session took place on 23 - 29 November.

Around 400 Schools participants enthusiastically participated in the various events of the World Forum.

Moreover, a specific programme of events had also been organised for the Schools in the margins of the Forum, including the meeting of the Schools' Directors on 27 November.

See specific programme of events.

Interviews with Schools participants

Forum photo gallery

Link to World Forum web site  

 

Regional seminar in Hammamet

On 10-11 November, 2013 the Tunisian and Morrocan Schools co-organised a regional seminar on “Understanding the Arab Spring and its impact”.

The seminar focused on three themes:
1. Trend of the political situation in the region,
2. Development of the constitutional process in the region,
3. Situation of rights and freedoms in the region.

Programme of the seminar (French only)
Report

 


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Meetings of the Network of the Schools


Seminars organised by the Schools in October, November and December 2013:
  • Albania: Seminar on "The global financial crisis" (November)
  • Armenia:
    • Opening ceremony and seminar of the 2013-2014 study year, Yerevan, 17-20 October
    • Presentation of translation into Armenian of book "Living together: combining diversity and freedom in 21st century Europe', 21 October
    • Second 2013-2014 seminar on "Armenia in a globalising world', Tsakhkadzor, Armenia, 6-8 December

  • Belarus:
  • Third session of the East European School of Political Studies, Slavsko, Ukraine, 12-21 December
  • Bulgaria:
    • National programme "Governing Skills" 2013/2014 course, "Leadership, Organisation, Communication", Pravetz, Bulgaria, Sofia, 30 October-3 November
    • Seminar on "Local Development and Self-Government', Sofia, 4-8 December
  • Georgia :
    • National seminar "Post-electoral Political culture", 17-18 October, Gudauri, Georgia
    • National seminar "Post-electoral Political culture", 12-14 December, Gudauri, Georgia
    • Seminar on "Main Challenges of Democratic Process for Contemporary", 19-21 February, Kobuleti, Georgia
  • Pristina: annual seminar "The Kosovo European integration agenda" and Closing ceremony, 18 December 2013, Pristina
  • Morocco
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    • Fourth Seminar on "Regionalisation", Ouarzazet, South-East of Morocco, 14-17 November
    • Third Seminar on "Maitrise du cycle de projet de développement et évaluation des politiques publiques" (control of project development cycle and assessment of public policies), Eljadida, 17-20 October
  • Moldova:
    • Third International Seminar on "The global challenges to democracy and their influence on the state of democracy in Moldova", Chisinau, 8-9 November
    • Second Alumni annual seminar, Chisinau, 20-21 December
  • Montenegro:
    • Seminar on the rule of law in Montenegro, Budva, Montenegro, 13-15 December
    • Seminar on "Challenges of Europeanisation in Montenegro"
    • , Becici, Montenegro, 3-5 October
  • Pristina: annual seminar "The Kosovo European integration agenda" and Closing ceremony, 18 December 2013, Pristina   
  • Romania: alumni seminar on "Participatory democracy in the digital era', Bucharest, 13 December
  • Russian Federation Federal seminar on "Mass Media and Society", 11-15 December, Golitsyno, Moscow Region
  • Serbia:
    • Second seminar on "Local Networking for Sustainable Development", Belgrade, 4-6 October
    • 4th session Annual seminar, Belgrade 22 October 2013
    • Public event with Alumni, Belgrade, 24 October
    • 2nd round table on gender equality: Women for Democracy and Equality,  Nis, Serbia, October
    • Press conference on Public Dialogue Initiative, Belgrade, Serbia, October
    • 3rd round table on gender equality: "Women for Democracy and Equality", Novi Sad, Serbia, October
    • Fourth seminar, European Integration and Local Development - Towards successful strategies and good governance, East Serbia Region, 18-20 October
    • 10th anniversary conference "The fate of democracy: global challenges, local (non responses), Belgrade 14 November
  • "the former Yugoslaw Republic of Macedonia":
    • 3rd 2013 seminar on "Public Policy Theory and Practice", Skopje, 'the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia', 8-10 November
    • Seminar on "Multicultural challenges to diversity", Stumica, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia', 6-8 December
  • Tunis School :
    • Seminar on assessment of the political situation in the region and the developments in the last two years, Tunisia, 11-13 October
    • Second seminar on "La situation politique actuelle dans la région et son évolution et l'importance de la société civile dans l'avènement de ces changements", Hammamet, 11-12 novembre
    • Diploma ceremony, 21 December
  • Visegrad School: Second annual seminar of the School, Warsaw, Poland, 23-26 October
  • 4th RAD Seminar 'International law and the role of the international organisations",  9-12 November, Durres, Albania (RAD: Regional Academy for Democracy - Project Coordinator: BFPE; Project Partners: SPS Tirana, SPS Sarajevo, SPS Zagreb, SPS Pristina, SPS Skopje, SPS Podgorica, Zagreb, Croatia.
  • The Schools of Political Studies

    Schools Strategy for 2012 and beyond

    The Schools have adopted their Strategy for 2012 and Beyond. The Ministers; Deputies took note of the Strategy in 2 May 2012.

    The Strategy aims to build a strategic vision for the Schools of Political Studies; to foster a close partnership between the Schools and Council of Europe's operational work; to expand the Network of the Schools of Political Studies; to develop new partnerships with potential donors and with formal or non-formal educational establishments

    The Strategy is now being promoted among Council of Europe bodies and other institutions and tools (fundraising impact measurement and marketing presentation, onine newsletter) for that purpose are being prepared.

     

    European Association of the Schools of Political Studies

    Lalumiere
    In 2008, the Directors of the Schools of Political Studies founded the European Association of Schools of Political Studies to strengthen ties, foster their development and support the Council of Europe’s activities to promote the schools’ network.

    The association is non-profit-making and has no political or religious aims. It is governed by a Board made up of the Directors of schools of political studies and three to ten members elected by the General Assembly for four years. Catherine Lalumière, former Secretary General of the Council of Europe, was elected Chair of the association.

    * "All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo."