TRAIN Program, Closing Seminar: 5-9 December 2010, Brussels

The two researchers of Analytica, Agim Selami and Sonja Risteska, attended the closing seminar of the TRAIN Program, held between 5-9 December 2010, in Brussels. Within the frame of the activities envisaged for this event, the researchers had the chance to present their policy brief to the representatives of the European Commission (Mr. Pierre Mirel, Ms. Tzvetelina Tzvetkova, Ms. Maria Justesen, Mr. Christos Aivaliotis, and Ms. Una Forgic); as well as to some representatives of the European Parliament (Ms. Doris Pack, Mr. Hans Swoboda, Mr. Zoran Thaler, Mr. Eduard Kukan, and Mr. Charles Tannock). Another interesting meeting took place at the premises of the European Policy Centre (Brussels based think tank) where the participants of the TRAIN Program presented their research findings to Ms Rosa Balfour (EPC), Mr. Fabrice de Kerchove (King Baudouin Foundation), and Ms Alexandra Stiglmayer (European Stability Initiative). The presentations were followed by interesting debates on each of the policy briefs separately.


Entrepreneurship in Macedonia


Thanks to a co-funding by the Swiss firm CSD and Youth 4 Development (a branch of DSC), Analytica in cooperation with the Swiss NGO “SEED” ( is launching a new project on Micro-Entrepreneurship. The goal of the project is to involve 20 young men and women in starting new businesses as a way for social development.


Roundtable Discussion "Strengthening the role of Regulatory Impact Assessment in the policy-making process in Macedonia"


On 18th of November, 2010, Analytica organized a Roundtable discussion on the policy brief on “Strengthening the role of Regulatory Impact Assessment in the policy-making process in Macedonia”.

TACSO Training on Advocacy, 20-22 of November 2010, Bitola Macedonia

Sonja Risteska attended the training on advocacy from the 20 until the 22 of November 2010 in Bitola, Macedonia organized by TACSO (Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organizations (in Western Balkans and Turkey)) and funded by the European Union. The main goal of the TACSO project is the capacity building of the CSOs and strengthening their participation in the democratic processes in the prospective countries.