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CfA: PR & Lobby Central and South-Eastern European Academy, Timisoara, 10-13.7.2003

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      International Federation of Europe Houses (FIME)
      Consultative Status to the Council of Europe (since 1962)
      Officially sponsored by the European Union
      EUROLINK - House of Europe
      Bucharest - ROMANIA
      National Coordinator of the EUROPEAN CAMPAIGN "ACT4EUROPE"
      Head-office: Sos. Colentina nr. 2A, bl. 3, ap. 45, sector 2
      Tel./fax: +(4021) 242.86.37
      E-mail: eurolink@...
      Internet: www.HouseofEurope.ro

      Bucharest/Timisoara, 27 May 2003

      Ref.: INVITATION TO PR & LOBBY CEE/SEEC ACADEMY in TIMISOARA (sorry for potential cross-posting!)

      Distinguished Colleagues and Dear Friends,

      we are very pleased to invite you to enroll to the First TRAINING SESSION MODULE of the PR & LOBBY Central and South-Eastern European Academy, to be deployed in TIMISOARA in the period 10-13 July 2003, with the support of the European Commission, the Secretariat General of FIME and the City Council of Timisoara.

      For the entire English version of our announcement, application form and DRAFT PROGRAMME, please see bellow !

      Thank you in advance for your consideration and your kindness to promote the content of this invitation.

      Kind regards,

      The Professional Training Dept.
      EUROLINK-House of EUROPE, Romania
      Member of FIME, Saarbrucken (Germany)


      Challenges, reforms and new opportunities

      resulting from the European Convention works

      How to design effective public affairs schemes and lobbying techniques

      in the future European Union


      Central and South-Eastern European Academy

      TIMISOARA, 10-13 July 2003

      Organisers: EUROLINK - House of Europe

      National Coordinator of the Advocacy Campaign "ACT4EUROPE"

      Member of the International Federation of Europe Houses (FIME)

      Partners: Eurostep, Brussels

      Campaign Act4Europe, Brussels

      Global Contract Foundation, Hamburg

      Institute for Free Enterprise, Berlin

      City Council of Timisoara

      Sponsors: European Commission

      Secretariat General of FIME


      The project is a complex 15 months information/educational macro-project involving the Western region of Romania and its cross-border neighbours/regions. The first international training seminar is a three-days intensive session, aimed to inform and explain about the institutional changes and new working-style of the European Union after the European Convention. During the operation, we will organise a General Public Debate, designed to disseminate and multiply the results of the works, followed by a Press Conference, publicised through the media partners of the project.

      As a follow-up, we plan to establish an Internet Forum of Debates and the creation of an Alumni Information/Assistance Network. Also, after the completion of the project, thanks to the EU partners, a 3 to 6 months Internship opportunities within EU governmental and non-governmental institutions will be provided to the best five selected participants.


      This event will take place in the beautiful late Renaissance-Baroque multicultural City of Timisoara (in Hungarian 'Temesvar'), the major city in Western Romania, capital of Timis County, on the Begej River. The city consists of an inner town, which formerly was fortified, and four suburbs that are separated from the inner town by parks. Timisoara is the leading South-Eastern business, academic and industrial centre in Romania ( closely located to Budapest, Belgrad or Krakow).

      Working style and topics:

      The focus of our event is to offer a highly innovative and unique combination of debate sessions and clearly focused training workshops, an intensive practical insight of who is who in the European Union, to which EU bodies one should address for partnership projects, how interest-groups are built in the EU, what one should expect from the European Convention and how European institutions will work after enlargement.

      The Academy is to use a strong pro-active approach, with study-cases on how to set-up a successful lobby strategy / advocacy campaign to EU institutions and domestic authorities. The works will be held in English and, if necessary, also in Romanian, with simultaneous translation.

      Trainers and guest-speakers:

      The workshops will be conducted by experienced EU consultants/advisers in International Affairs, Economics, European Law, in EU Reform and advocacy/lobby techniques:

      Prof. Dr. Emeritus Helmuth Wagner

      Freie Universitat Berlin - Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Germany

      Dr. Nicolas Beger

      Co-ordinator of Act4Europe Campaign - European Civil Society Contact Group

      Mr. Florent Sebban

      European Solidarity towards Equal Participation (Eurostep), Brussels

      Dr. Oliver Knipping

      Senior Consultant in Economics and Human Resources/Institute for Free Enterprise, Berlin

      Dr. Torge Hamkens

      Expert in International Public Law/Global Contract Foundation, Hamburg

      Associate Professor Sever Avram

      Senior Consultant in European Integration/EUROLINK-House of Europe, Romania


      25 experts, managers, negotiators, facilitators and co-ordinators of Communication/Media/PR departments, spokespersons from business companies, public authorities, unions, employer organisations, NGO sector, other practitioners in the field of European integration and International Relations.

      Countries of origin: Member States of the Stability Pact, countries in the cross-border region, EU Member States, USA and Canada.

      Conditions for participation:

      Total costs covering personal folders, methodological materials, registration and tuition as follows:

      Participants from Romania: 200 Euro

      Participants from cross-border co-operation countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Serbia-Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey etc. ): 150 Euro

      Participants from EU, USA and Canada: 200 Euro

      Board, welcome and farell receptions, and cultural program and local excursion are free of charge !

      For foreign and non-local participants, we may offer accommodation in the heart of the City, in large three stars level rooms with bathroom, satellite TV and refrigerator. A supplement of 70 Euro/person, covering the whole period, is needed. A partial/total travel reimbursement is possible at your request, but it is still subject of additional sponsorship (to be confirmed after June 25).

      For reservations, please use the bellow attached application form. We shall confirm your place after receiving your reservation form. You could then receive an invoice. Please notice that the foreign participation is normally limited to maximum 14 individuals.

      In order to validate your enrolment, you have to transfer in advance a minimum non-refundable amount of 85 Euro/person, in the following bank account: EUROLINK - House of Europe, Banca Comerciala Romana - Stefan cel Mare branch, account no.: 2511.1-6196.5 /EUR, SWIFT: RNCBROBU. The validation will be proceeded following the order of receiving your applications. The final deadline for enrolment is at the latest 20 June 2003 (date of receiving the proof of your bank transfer).


      For more details and reservations, please visit our webpage at: www.HouseofEurope




      Central and South-Eastern European Academy

      First name ___________________ Last name _________________

      Passport no ___________________________________________

      Profession __________________ Academic title ______________

      Company ____________________________________________

      Position _____________________________________________

      Address ____________________________________________

      Telephone ___________________ Fax ____________________

      E-mail _____________________________________________

      Date _____________________ Signed __________________________

      Send a copy of this reservation to: eurolink@... or

      Sos. Colentina nr. 2A, bl. 3, ap. 45, sector 2, Bucharest - Romania



      The first session of the PR & Lobby CEE and SEEC Academy focusses on the most recent and current developments of the European Union. It enables participants to better understandand, deepen and use the new institutional design of an enlarged European Union.

      Thursday, July 10, 2003

      15.00 - 18.00 Arrival and Registration of Participants

      18.00 - 21.00 Opening Ceremony

      Welcome Addresses by the H.E. the Mayor of Municipality of Timisoara, Dr. Eng.Gh. Ciuhandu and

      EUROLINK President Sever Avram et al.

      Introductory Speech by Prof. Emeritus Helmut Wagner

      Welcome Cocktail in the honor of participants

      Friday, July 11, 2003

      09:00 - 10:30 General Remarks

      Introduction of the Participants

      10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

      11:00 - 12.30 The EU's Institutional Design (Part I): Refocussing the Mission of European Institutions

      Oliver Knipping

      11:00 - 12:30 The EU's Institutional Design (Part II): The Community Method or How to Ensure Diversity and Effectiveness

      Oliver Knipping

      12:30 - 14:30 Lunch

      14:30 - 16:00 External Speaker/Debate/Workshop

      Oliver Knipping

      16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break

      16:30 - 19:00 The European Convention: Tasks, Results and Prospects

      N. Beger and Florent Sebban

      19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

      Saturday, July 12, 2003

      9:00 - 10:30 EU Enlargement with Special Focus on the CE and SEE Region

      Oliver Knipping

      10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

      11:00 - 12:30 The Decision-Making Process in Today's Europe and Beyond: Introducing Principles of Good European Governance

      Torge Hamkens/N. Beger

      12:30 - 14:30 Lunch

      14:30 - 17:00 External Speaker/Debate/Workshops: Developing Political Strategies for the CE and SEE Region in View of EU Integration

      17:00 - 22:00 Cultural Excursion and Farewell Dinner

      Sunday, July 13, 2003

      09:00 - 10:30 Workshop Presentations

      10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

      11:00 -12:00 Brainstorming and Card Selection: What Do I Associate With the Term "Lobbying"?

      12:00 - 12:30 Final Remarks and Session Evaluation

      Departure of participants
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