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ECR Party

4-6 September 2020, Sandanski, Bulgaria

ECR Party Political Academy

Conservative Answers for the Future of the European Union

The Political Academy’s main goal is to promote the ECR Party its positions and ideology to the European public. The conference aims to increase the knowledge among civil society, young politicians, mayors and city councillors about the importance of conservative values and conservative-driven policies for bringing back common sense to the European Union. ECR Party Members, politicians, activists and staff should be well trained to know what policies are important for the Member States and what policies promote ECR Party’s conservative values that contribute to achieving the EU reform.

Location

Agenda

9:00 - 10:00

Registration of participants

10:00 - 10:15

Welcoming Remarks by Atanas Stoyanov – Mayor of the Municipality of Sandanski

10:15 – 10:30

Keynote Speech by Angel Dzhambazki, Vice-President of VMRO, Member of the European Parliament and Member of the European Conservatives and Reformists Party

10:30 – 10:45

European Conservatism:

Ashley Fox – Former MEP and leader of the British Delegation in the ECR Group (remote participation)

Richard Milsom - Secretary General of the ECR Party (video message)

10:45 – 11:00

The future of Europe (TBC):

Hermann Tertsch – Member of the European Parliament from VOX, Spain, ECR group

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 11:45

Video messages

Charlie Weimers - Member of the European Parliament from Sweden Democrats, Sweden, ECR group

Jorge Buxade - Member of the European Parliament from VOX, Spain, ECR Group

11:45 – 12:00

Conservatism in Bulgaria

Krystian Szkwarek – ECR liaison officer in Bulgaria

12:00 – 12:30

Keynote speech by Krasimir Bogdanov – Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria

12:30 – 13:30

Official Lunch

13:30 – 14:15

Status and powers of the Great National Assembly

Ivan Georgiev – lawyer, Lecturer in Civil Procedure Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of National and World Economy

14:15 – 15:15

How to write, read and understand political news

Kalina Vlaykova - political journalist, trainer and influencer

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:15

Political campaigns in social media and the fight against disinformation.

Hristo Klimentov and Vesselin Gergov - experts in mass communication

17:15 – 17:45

What affects public opinion?

Parvan Simeonov - political scientist, CEO of Gallup International Bulgaria

17:45 – 18:00

Concluding Remarks

Angel Dzhambazki - Vice-President of VMRO, Member of the European Parliament and Member of the European Conservatives and Reformists Party

Registration