"Industrial Relations"

Director of the school: Antonija Josifovska, PhD

   The Summer School's basic intention is to offer to the participants an opportunity to learn about many different experiences from the countries with an extensive tradition in Industrial Relations, as well as from the countries of the Eastern and Central Europe which have opted for the principle of the free market economy. The initiative is to promote, with all available means, the process of a social dialogue. In addition, in order to contribute to the development of the national economy, it should also promote the prevention and amicable settlement of disputes, especially through a tripartite cooperation and by utilizing the mechanisms of information and consultation. This is especially true if we bear in mind that the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, countries that are trying to find their way to the integration into the European Union in the years to come. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn concrete techniques of the tripartite negotiations, collective bargaining and signing of collective contracts.

Resource persons: Prof. Marco Cilento, Prof. Gianny Loy, Prof. Margarita Atanasova, Prof. Pinna A. Maria, Prof. Gianfranco Botazzi, Prof. Vesna Stojanova, Prof. Paolo Piacentini, Prof. Sylvane Laulom, Prof. Jesus Cruz, Prof. Zvonko Brnjaz.

"Reading the Balkan Subject and it's Genders"

Director of the school: Prof. Katerina Kolozova, PhD

   The principle goal of the Ohrid Summer School in Gender Studies in 2001 will be the establishing of the conceptual and methodological specificities, or even specific needs, of the theoretical and scientific investigations into the gender issues in the region. Through the application of the methodologies pertaining to the contemporary theoretical trends in the field (of gender studies), the OSS in Gender Studies will attempt to establish a certain number of gender issues considered specific for the region. By doing this it will inevitably address the more general question of the “Balkan subjectivity(-ies)” and identity(-ies), although from the specific perspective of the theories of gender.

Resource persons: Svetlana Slapsak, Miglena Nikolchina, Elizabeta Seleva, Jasna Koteska.

"The Cultural Identity and Regional Security in the Balkans"

Director of the School: Prof. Emilija Simoska, Ph.D

   The general aim of this Summer School was to concentrate on: the status, the content and the impact of the cultural and regional security in order to improve the complexity and the effectiveness of the political strategies built in this part of Europe. Also the aim of this Summer School is to add new contents, regarding all of the factors which impact the state of security in region and helping to develop a new methodology in analyses of this phenomenon.

Resource persons: Bogdan Szajkowski, Keith Brown, Charlie Kupchan, Antoanela Petkovska.

"Managing Public Administration in Transition: Toward Better Governance in the Balkans" 

Director of the School: Prof. Pande Lazarevski, PhD

   The basic aim of this Summer School is to strive to a better understanding of the complexity and significance of the public administration reform in postcomunist countries and interdependence with policy making process. The main focus of this Summer School will be still on the concept of capacity building in public administration as prerequisite for good governance.

Resource persons: Pierre Richer de la Fleche, David Miller, William Dunn, Hank van de Graaf, Borche Davitkovski, Ilija Todorovski.

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