Ohrid Summer University Program 2008

Katerina Kolozova PhD,
Director for Science and Postgraduate Studies,
Head of Ohrid Summer University 2008

Jasminka Kuzmanovska MA, Academic Coordinator

The OSU 2008 Program will encompass the following activities:

A Summer School on Non-Discrimination, Social Inclusion and European Citizenship, supported by OSCE, Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje
(June 23th – 30th) “Klimetica” Hotel - Ohrid

prof. Katerina Kolozova PhD, Director for Science and Postgraduate Studies,
Head of Ohrid Summer University 2008

Administrative support: Ms. Ljiljana Asenov

The goal of the Summer school is to contribute to building sustainable human rights culture in Macedonia, by providing an academically validated inspiration and new opportunities to current activists, legal practitioners and postgraduate students, to explore the theory and practice of human rights in Macedonia, to design possible human rights research projects, and outline a possible evidence-based strategy.

The summer school will broadly cover the three following topics:
1. Human Rights, Non-discrimination, or Social Inclusion?-Integrating Concepts and Perspectives of European Citizenship in the Balkans
Resource person: Jana Lozanovska (MA), Human Rights expert, Department for Contemporary Political Thought, Institute for Social and Humanities Research “Euro-Balkan”, Institute for Social and Humanities Research “Euro-Balkan”
2. Social Exclusion, European Citizenship and Social Policy: Application and Scrutiny of Macedonian Research on Social Exclusion and Human Rights

Resource person: Svetlana Trbojevic, Macedonian expert on Macedonian and European social policy, Assistant Professor, Institute of Social Work and Social Policy, Faculty of Philosophy, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje.
3. Culture, difference and human rights
Resource person Žarko Trajanovski (MA), Institute for Social and Humanities Research “Euro-Balkan”
Senior Guest Lecturers  
(Prof. Dr. Mirjana Najcevska and Suad Misini)

II Global Economy and Creative Industries  
June 21th –  July 4th, 2008, “Klimetica” Hotel - Ohrid

Director of the Summer School: prof. Elizabeta Dimitrova, PhD

Academic Coordinator: Biljana Tanurovska-Kjulafkovski,MA

The goal of the summer school is to put forward some important issues about the economic development of South East Europe during the era of transition, by merging together the economic and cultural domains of life. While in the previous centralised economic system, art and culture were seen as fields necessarily isolated from any commercial value and always supported by the state, today culture needs to be seen as a business on its own. The potential of creative sector to contribute to the growth and development of transitional economies has been increasingly recognised. Creative industries are activities that have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and have a potential for wealth and job creation.


The goal of the summer school " Global Economy and Creative Industries " is to put forward some important issues about the economic development of South East Europe during the era of transition, by merging together the economic and cultural domains of life. While in the previous centralised economic system, art and culture were seen as fields necessarily isolated from any commercial value and always supported by the state, today culture needs to be seen as a business on its own. The potential of creative sector to contribute to the growth and development of transitional economies has been increasingly recognised. Creative industries are activities that have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and have a potential for wealth and job creation.

The summer school will broadly cover the three following topics:

- How to develop competitive and sustainable creative economy?
- What are the particular problems that are faced by the transitional and developing economies?
- How to establish a production system that will enable and benefit from the reciprocal working relations between creative economy, creative industries and cultural sector?

Lecturers and leaders of workshops:
1. Mirjana Dragicevic, Prof. Ph.D, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business
2. Vladimir Cvijanovic, MA, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business
3. Antonija Josifovska, Prof. Ph.D., Dean , Faculty for Business Economy, Skopje, Macedonia
4. Nebojsa Vilic, Ph.D., UKIM, Skopje, Macedonia


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