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Empowering Kosovo’s Young Entrepreneurs, Interview

IMG 20160511 172356Between 11th and 13th of May 2016 20 young people from Kosovo have participated at Podim, an international conference in Maribor, as part of the training for young entrepreneurs. Participants were selected based on an application in which they presented their start-up, while a group of experts has assessed the originality of the idea and its presentation; 8 teams from Kosovo were chosen to participate. Podim has concluded by selection of a start-up of the year and one of our young teams, HUM – Zag App did a great job and has made it to the semi-finals. We conducted a short interview with one of its members.

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Slovenia supports Serbia to increase transparency in functioning of the state

slovenija srbije zastave 660x330On its path of accomplishing criteria for EU membership, Serbia has firmly addressed issues which will increase transparency of public administration and reduce risk of corruption and other irregularities. The determination to reach concrete results in this area Serbia also showed by expressing interest for support of Slovenia in establishment of the system for simple review of financial transactions of the state in the framework of the international development assistance which Republic of Slovenia devotes to the Republic of Serbia. Meetings will be conducted from 6 to 7 June 2016 with high representatives of the state authorities with the purpose of the production of the analysis of the baseline situation.

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Balkans IECEU round table discussion of experts

IMG 1122Centre for European Perspective (CEP), University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Social Sciences) and the Finnish Defence Forces International Center (FINCENT) organised a Balkans IECEU round table discussion of experts on 24 May 2016 at CEP premises in Slovenia.

Project Improving the Effectiveness of Capabilities in EU Conflict Prevention - IECEU aims to identify best practices and lessons learned in CSDP missions and operations as well as to provide a catalogue of best practices, new solutions and approaches, which will be at the end of the project presented to the relevant institutions of the EU, member states, training community and other stakeholders.

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Round Table on “Electoral Standards and the Electoral Process improvement in Belarus” took place in Minsk yesterday

IMG 20160518 132614The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in cooperation with the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus and the Centre for European Perspective organised round table on Electoral Standards and the Electoral Process improvement in Belarus that took place in Minsk on 18 May 2016. This is the first cooperation of Slovenia and Belarus in the scope of Slovenian Development Cooperation.

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Centre for European Perspective (CEP), University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Social Sciences) and the Finnish Defence Forces International Center (FINCENT) are organizing an IECEU round table discussion of experts on 24 May 2016 at Jable castle, Mengeš, Slo

ieceuIECEU project aims to identify best practices and lessons learned in CSDP missions and operations by analyzing the civilian conflict prevention and peace building capabilities of the EU, and to provide a catalogue of best practices, new solutions and approaches, which will be at the end of the project presented to the relevant institutions of the EU.

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Roundtable on »Improving electoral standards and the electoral process in Belarus«

ceplogorgbBilateral relations between the European Union (EU) and Belarus began in 1991, when the EU formally recognized the independence of Belarus. In 1995, they signed the Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation that was established to regulate the mutual political and economic relations. As of the political situation in Belarus since 1997, this agreement remains frozen. EU had as well introduced a number of sanctions towards Belarus. The release of political prisoners and the execution of the presidential elections in non-violent environment in Belarus in 2015, resulted in the warming of EU-Belarus relations. EU eased some sanctions against Belarus, which relate to the freezing of assets, travel ban and trade and financial restrictions as well. EU conditions the complete withdrawal of sanctions on improving the situation of human rights and democratic elections in Belarus.

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BiH and Kosovo Youth at Podim Conference

IMG 0859Between 11th and 13th of May 2016, 50 young people, 30 from BiH and 20 from Kosovo, have participated at Podim conference in Maribor, as part of the training for young entrepreneurs. Participants were selected based on an application in which they presented their start-up, while a group of experts has assessed the originality of the idea and its presentation. 10 teams from BiH and 8 from Kosovo were chosen to participate.

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11. maj – Delovni posvet Vlade Republike Slovenije

Cerar Justinek 2Vlada Republike Slovenije je v okviru regijskega obiska Osrednjeslovenske regije, drugi dan obiska pričela z delovnim posvetom na gradu Jable, kjer ima sedež tudi Center za evropsko prihodnost.

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Empowering BiH’s Young Entrepreneurs - opinion about the programme

IMG 0880We conducted interviews with three promising start-ups, comming from Bosnia and Herzegovina, who took part in our project Empowering BiHs young entrepreneurs at Podim challenge. They are all working within business start-up center Spark.

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Promoting Entrepreneurship among Young People fom BiH and Kosovo

IMG 0784Today in Maribor an International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation – PODIM started. PODIM is the largest start-up, entrepreneurial and innovation conference in the Alpe-Adria region. CEP has in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs enabled 50 young entrepreneurs from BiH and Kosovo to participate at the intensive programme for free, while they will also be able to meet with investors, supporters and various successful entrepreneurs.

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Visit of the Minister for Public Administration of Kosovo - 10 May 2016

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Minister of Public Administration of Kosovo Mahir Yagcilar visited CEP to discuss future cooperation in the field of public administration reform in Kosovo. Slovenia will share their best practices with Kosovo counterparts in the field of establishment of the new salary system, reinforcement of accountability mechanisms, reduction of administrative barriers in administrative procedures and other areas.
CEP has a long and successful track record of development assistance projects for Kosovo in the last 10 years and strives to prepare tailor made projects based on the individual countries' requests and needs.

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