Although we have all invested a lot of our resources into educating liberal activists to inspire them to get into politics and thus make some changes in the society, we have found that there is a lack of provided support and first-hand experience in the EU integration processes, essential for achieving these goals as long-term ones.
We have decided to start EU integrations Mentorship Programme, which will prepare and inspire our liberal activists into getting ready for the EU processes and making necessary changes in the countries which they are representing. The idea is to form connections between active party members, who are interested in EU integration processes or working directly in these areas, with mentors coming from EU member countries and liberal political parties which have very good practices in several chosen areas of interests of this project so that they can share their first-hand experience.
These mentorships will be mutually beneficial, the apprentices will learn about EU integration processes, and the mentors will help strengthen the capacity of the liberal parties in Western Balkan
The political activists participating in this event as part of the EU Mentorship programme will:
- Work on writing ‘Reverse Progress Reports’, which will be based on annual country reports
submitted by the EC for aspiring members and presented to ALDE officials later this year.
- Learn and discuss everything regarding the WB Accession Process, lobbying, advocacy and