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Future Tendencies and Challenges of Political Education

28.05.2009
Future Tendencies and Challenges of Political Education

Andriy Strannikov – director of Institute of Political Education will participate at the international conference “Future Tendencies and Challenges of Political Education” at the Budapest (Hungary) on 15-16 of April 2008.

The Robert Schuman Institute and the Regional Office for Europe of the International Republican Institute are pleased to invite you to participate in international conferences:

Future Tendencies and Challenges of Political Education

In New Member States of the EU in Central Eastern Europe (Conference 1)

14 – 15 April 2008

In Eastern / South Eastern Europe (Conference 2)

15 – 16 April 2008

Budapest, Hungary

The event aims to stimulate closer cooperation within the EPP family among parties, political training institutions and foundations. The discussion will focus on partners’ experiences as well as expectations of current and future needs in the area of political education over the next five year period. The conference seeks to enhance efficient cooperation and information flow among the participating parties and organizations within and across the target regions.

The working language will be English.

The target groups of the conference are those people responsible for education and training activities in the EPP parties, affiliated foundations and training institutions.

We are prepared to host a single representative per party / organisation.

Please let us know whether you or another representative of your party / organisation will be able to join us at the conference by completing and returning the attached Registration Form by e-mail until 10 March 2008.

We look forward to your active participation and suggest discussing the following topics:

¨ What are the current needs in countries / parties that can be helped by international educational efforts? What are the expectations from international partners and institutions such as RSI, IRI and the EPP-ED CET?

¨ How to use the training experience built up in CEE till 2004? What international roles can the former participants envision for their organizations?

¨ How is EU membership affecting patterns and possibilities of cooperation? What do new EU Member State participants miss from pre-accession educational cooperation?

¨ What results of existing training experience (methodology, training materials) could be transferred to other potential recipients within the region, and how?

¨ The impact of and lessons from pre-accession political education projects.

¨ Barriers and opportunities of cooperation within the CEE / SEE / EE regions (bilateral/regional) in the field of political education

¨ Identifying non- country or party specific issues for international cooperation involving political education

¨ Organisation: how to frame a party’s educational activity the best way? Is professionalization of education activities achievable? And is it desirable?

¨ Content: focus on principles and values vs. skills and personal development vs. policies

¨ Cutting-edge training topics and methods parties / foundations have recently employed in political education

¨ Participation: motivating party members for systematic education

¨ Targets: general public vs. party members and activists – which structures and what approaches to chose?

¨ Problems of follow-up: monitoring, tracing impact, alumni activities

We are asking those interested in delivering a presentation (10 minutes) to please indicate a working title and a summary of one paragraph in the registration sheet.

Important organisational information:

The timeframe of the event is the following:

Conference 1 (New Central Eastern European Member States of the EU)

14 April 14:00 – 15 April 12:45

Conference 2 (Eastern/South Eastern Europe, non EU members)

15 April 14:00 – 16 April 12:45

All organisational correspondence and inquiries should be addressed solely to the

Robert Schuman Institute at schuman.institute@t-online.hu.

The organisers will cover the costs of international travel, accommodation and full board on 14/15 April (Conference 1) and/or 15/16 April (Conference 2). Participants will be accommodated in single rooms. We will also provide all the information and help you need for organizing your transfers between the airport or railway station and the hotel.

A draft agenda will be circulated after the registration deadline, complete with titles of presentations and names of presenters.

Thank you very much in advance for your interest and cooperation.

Yours sincerely,


Dr. Erhard von der Bank

Director, Robert Schuman Institute

Patrick Egan

Director, Regional Program for Europe

International Republican Institute

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