Participants in Skopje

June 16-18, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted a conference for youth politicians in Macedonia, focusing on political communication and the country’s challenges after the elections.

Youth Politicians from Macedonia outside Stockholm City Hall

February 21-25, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted a study visit to Stockholm for a group of youth politicians from Macedonia. The program focused on local politics and the group met with representatives from the Moderate Party and the Moderate Youth League, and visited the Swedish Parliament as well as Stockholm City Hall.

On November 25-27, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted a conference in Pristina, Kosovo, together with the youth branch of its co-operation organisation in the country, the Democratic League of Kosovo. The theme of the conference was Principles for a Free Society, and aimed to educate the co-operation organisation’s youth in democratic values and human rights. (more…)

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Participants from the Youth Force Union of the VMRO-DPMNE.

On October 29-30, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation held a conference on Political Communication and Campaign Strategies in Skopje. The conference was co-hosted by the Youth Force Union of the VMRO-DPMNE. (more…)

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Participants at the conference in Jahorina

September 9-11, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted a conference in Jahorina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, for local politicians from the centre-right party PDP. Kristoffer Tamsons, Chairman of the traffic committee in Stockholm County Council, took part in the conference as a trainer and described his own experiences from Swedish local and regional politics, focusing on the importance of policy development and reforms.

29 June, 2016till1 July, 2016

June 29-July 1, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation in cooperation with the centre-right party PDP in Bosnia-Herzegovina hosts two trainings for youth and women policy makers. The trainings will focus on political communication, with lecturers from Sweden and the region.

On February 15, Bosnia-Herzegovina formally applied for EU-membership. The Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation has a long tradition of supporting European integration and coalition building in the country, and hosted on June 14 a seminar on the further integration process.

Invited to the seminar was Branislav Borenovic, President of the Party of Democratic Progress (PDP) and Chariman of the Committee for European integration and regional co-operation in the National Assembly of Republika Srpska. He presented his perspective on the latest developments. PDP is a coalition partner in the current government of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The seminar was moderated by Diana Janse, Senior Foreign Policy Adviser of the Moderate Party.

A new report describing Bosnia-Herzegovina’s road to European integration, published by the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation, was released at the seminar.

You can also watch the whole seminar here.

Bosnia-Herzegovina formally applied for EU-membership on February 15. The Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation has for many years supported European integration and coalition building in the country as well as regional co-operation on the Balkans. Still, the need for reform is substantial and many challenges remain.

Branislav Borenovic, President of the Party of Democratic Progress (PDP) and Chairman of the Committee for European integration and regional co-operation in the National Assembly of Republika Srpska, will present his perspective on the latest developments. PDP is a coalition partner in the current government of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

A new report describing Bosnia-Herzegovina’s road to European integration, published by the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation, will be released at the seminar.

Diana Janse, Senior Foreign Policy Adviser of the Moderate Party, will moderate the seminar which will be held in English.
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time: 12.00-13.00
Venue: Stora Nygatan 30, Stockholm
A lunch will be served from 11.30.

Please R.S.V.P. by June 10, 2016,
to hjalmarsonstiftelsen@moderat.se
or +46 8 676 81 05

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Panel led by Mr Tobias Billström, First Deputy Speaker of the Swedish Parliament

The Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted on February 26-28 its annual regional women’s round-table conference in Stockholm. Invited were female representatives from our co-operation organisations in the Balkans. The topics discussed were the current affairs of the European Union with emphasis on the migrant and refugee crisis. (more…)

Besa Shahini gives her opinion on the recent political developments in the country

Besa Shahini gives her opinion on the recent political developments in the country

Kosovo has faced many challenges after its declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008, and corruption and youth unemployment were and still are crucial elements to establish a strong democracy. Strong democracies are built by democrats and the co-operation between the Democratic League of Kosovo and the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation aims to foster the future politicians of Kosovo in democratic values. (more…)