Monday, 17 February 2014
The President Veljanoski welcomed the IPS Scholarship Students
The President of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Trajko Veljanoski as patron of the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) Program of the German Bundestag, welcomed this year’s scholarship students from the Republic of Macedonia: Ivana Vaseva and Dejan Chupovski, headed by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Macedonia, H.E. Ms. Gudrun Steinacker.
The President Veljanoski expressed pleasure from being a patron of this Program, which is traditional and successfully realized since 2001 and which gave opportunity to 40 young people from Macedonia to study visit Germany.
The International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) is a traditional activity of the German Bundestag. It is a project of the German Parliament in cooperation with the Technical University, Freie Universitat Berlin, and Humboldt University, providing opportunity to young graduate students from South-Eastern Europe to learn more about the parliamentary system in Germany.
The participants in this project are politically and socially active young people from many countries (28) of Central, East and South East Europe interested in the work of the state administration or the public life of their country in general.
The selected candidates work directly in the offices of the German MPS during their 5 months stay (1 March – 31 July). They are involved and acquainted with the overall work of the MP, participating in the preparation of numerous activities, together with other MP’s staff. Sometimes they participate in the pre - election activities of the MPs and organize meetings with the citizens.
The selected candidates from the Republic of Macedonia work with MPs from the German Bundestag, who are interested in developing relations with the Western Balkan States, especially the Republic of Macedonia. In addition to their activities with the MPs, the participants are enrolled in one of the Berlin Universities, where they attend lectures and participate in seminars.
Every year, 2 or 3 scholarships are provided for the participants from the Republic of Macedonia.
Since 2008, the selected candidates are being acquainted with the work of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia before the study visit of the German Bundestag, which makes the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia one of the few Parliaments providing such an opportunity for the selected candidates.
The President Veljanoski wished the participants successful stay in Germany and the Bundestag and expressed conviction that through this Program they will gain experience which they can share with others upon their arrival.