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REACT Montenegro 2009

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Regional Euro Atlantic Camp Together 2009 | Glava Zete, Danilovgrad, 31. 08–05.09.
The implementation of the Project titled Regional Euro Atlantic Camp Together - ” REACT 2009” ALPHA Centre, NGO, is intending to give it’s contribution to the education of citizens about the concept, importance and the advantages of the regional cooperation, as well as about the importance of Western Balkans Countries membership of NATO.
The first REACT 2008 was held in Crkvicko Polje, Northern Montenegro. Complete Agenda, photo story and more information here.
This REACT will be done through directly contact with the students, representatives of NGOs and representatives of governments from 11 countries during a 7 lectures, 6 panel discussions,2 workshops and 1 large open debate. Lectures and panel discussions will be presented by an experts, professors and competitive speakers. The main goal is sharing this knowledge and experience in the their areas of working and living.The place of venue is small village Glava Zete in Danilovgrad municipality ( Central Montenegro). Participants will be hosted, in hostel “ Glava Zete” which is situated near the Zeta river, one of the most beautiful river of Montenegro.
Also, some of the sports and culture activities will raise strong connection with the young people all over the region.
Special focus will be paid to the comparative analysis and lessons learned from the region (especially with regards to the challenges new NATO members (Albania and Croatia) experienced on their way to Euro-Atlantic integrations). The lectures will be so conceived to try to breathe life into notions, standards and Euro-Atlantic and global processes that hardly ever been brought forward in an understandable and clear-cut way and from the angle of every day life. The panel discussion will expose to view real-life implications of the membership of the PfP and NATO (requirements to be met in the domains of ecology and environment, science cooperation and peacekeeping engagement).
The “ REACT 2009 ” will be conducted via:
- Six days camp in Central Montenegro with representatives from eleven countries : Slovenia, Croatia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Slovak Republic, Hungary and Czheck Republic.
- 7 lectures
- 6 panel discussions
- 2 workshops
- Study visit to military base Danilovgrad and workshop (scheduled on the third day)
- Public open debate “Pro at Contra”
- Short culture program from all countries participated- Cruise over Piva lake
Topics :
- The role of the International community in the Balkans
- What is North Atlantic Treaty Organization (mission, operations, partnership – political, economic and scientist component)
- Experiences from different countries (experience from each eleven countries, future challenges obligations, benefits and rights)
- NATO - Partnership and Development/Reform
- Military engagement in peacekeeping and peace support missions
- The role of the civil sector in Atlantic integrations
- Strengthening of the regional security
- What is the added value Balkan countries can bring with their membership to NATO in the future
- Membership to NATO - Ecology, tourism, economy
- “My reasons contra NATO membership”
- Open debate : “ Pro at Contra”Ø NATO, Young at 60’s
- Protection of human environment / NATO special focus
Mr. Vuk Boskovic, Adviser for Defense and security President of Montenegro
H.E. Haakon Blankeborg, Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy , Belgrade
H.E. Paraschiva Badescu, Ambassador, OSCE office in Montenegro, Podgorica
H.E. Roderick Moore, Ambassador, US Embassy, Montenegro, Podgorica
H.E. Zoltán Somogyi, Ambassador, Hungarian Embassy, Podgorica
Mr.Clive Rumbold, Head of Political, European Integration and Trade Section EC Office, Podgorica
Ms. Katrin Hett, NATO Public Democracy Division
Mr. Zoran Sajinovic, Deputy Minister for International relations, MoD BiH
Col Neven Kranjcec, Deputy Director NATO & PfP Department, Ministry of Defense, Croatia
Mr.Nebojsa Medojevic, President of NSEI, Montenegro
Mr. Ljubisa Perovic, Head of the Office for Sustainable Development, Podgorica
Ph.D.Jadranka Mihaljevic, Montenegro Seismological Observatory, Podgorica
Ph.D. Jack Petri, Country Director, MPRI
Mr. Blagoje Grahovac, General, Yugoslav Army (retired), Podgorica
Mr. Naim Hajdari, National Policy Officer, COS Office/EULEX, Kosovo
Mr.Miroslav Lazanski, journalist „Politika“ Beograd
Mr. Oliver Andonov, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Security Studies- Skopje
Mr.Árpád Török , Counsellor, NATO CPE affairs, Embassy of the Republic of Hungary
Mr. Ivan Velimir Starcevic, Representative of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Croatia
Mr. Qemajl Marmullakaj, Researcher, Kosovo Institute for Policy Research andDevelopment (KIPRED), Pristina
Mr. Karol Margeta, Institute of International Relations and Law Slovakia
Mr. Ales Obreht, Atlantic Council of Slovenia
Mr. Enio Hasanaj, Socialist Movement for Integration Party, Albania
Mr. Izudin Gusmirovic, Representative of Czech Republic for Economic Cooperation between Czech Republic and Montenegro
Mr. Rade Rajkocevski, Police Academy, Macedonia
Mr. Zoran Bukvic (Colonel retired), Military analysist, Montenegro
Mr.Goran Ilioski, Major, Deputy Commander of Ranger Battalion, Macedonia
Mr. LTC Boris Rutar, PhD Head of Operational Support/OPS Division Force Command,Slovenian Army
Mr.Dejan Blagovcanin, Officer for relation with other institutions for demining in military forces
Mr. Denis Avdagic, Director, OPSA, Croatia
Mr. Aleksandar Perovic, President, “OZON”, Niksic
Mr. Ivan Jovetic, Researcher, ISSP, Podgorica
Ph.D. Filip Kovacevic, professor, University of Montenegro, Podgorica
Mr. Gojko Raicevic, Editor “IN4S”,Montenegro
Mr. Milan Radovic, Vice president of People’s party
Mrs. Ervina Dabizinovic, Anima, Kotor
Mr.Borislav Banovic, SDP, Member of Assembly of Montenegro
Mr. Goran Danilovic,Vicepresident, NOVA, Member of Assembly of Montenegro
Mr.Drago Tiodorovic, President of Association Military pensioners and veterans, Montenegro
Mr. Aleksandar Dedovic, Executive Director, ALPHA Centre, Niksic
A  number of participants is limited.
An applicant need to be a citizen of the Western Balkans Countries
Applicants should prove their interest in or professional experience with the topics of the REACT 2009 - Motivation Letter of Application form
The REACT 2009 is open to graduate (last year graduate) and postgraduate students (social / political studies, humanities or economics), scholars, researchers & experts working in think tanks and academic institutions, practitioners, employees of security sector institutions and civil servants as well as for the government and civil sector representatives dealing with euroatlantic integrations matters in the target countries.
Working language: English
The age limit for participants at the REACT 2009 is: not older than 35 years
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