Monday, October 4, 2010

American Corners Macedonia at the Regional American Corners workshop.

the Workshop participants

American Corner coordinators from Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania came together from September 28 – 30 to attend a Regional American Corners workshop, organized and hosted by U.S. Embassy Tirana. At the opening ceremony at the American Corner Tirana, Charge D’Affaires Deborah Jones, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Ferdinand Xhaferri and National Library Director Aurel Plasari gave opening remarks and welcomed all the participants. During the three-day workshop, the 11 coordinators exchanged their experience and ideas and focused on various topics, ranging from how to design, organize and run a successful program to how to locate useful resources. Participants praised the workshops, thanking the organizers for the possibility to build a collaborative network, and vowing to return to their Corners to implement the new ideas.

The workshop instructors & speakers were:
Matilda Vangjeli, IRC Director US Embassy Tirana,
Catherine Marsicek, IRO, Vienna
Barbara Conaty, IRO, Washington, DC

Jaroslaw Anders, Policy Officer, IIP/EUR; Washington DC
Elizabeth Hepford, Senior English Language Fellow; Shkoder
Erwin, Peace Corps Volunteer, Kukes
Betsy Lewis, PAO, Tirana

the American Corners Macedonia were represented by:

  • Biljana Kuzmanovska, AC Bitola;
  • Nevenka Stefanovska, AC Skopje
  • Gezim Sulejmani, AC Tetovo
  • Saranda Arifi, AC Tetovo
  • Dushan Stojchev, AC Stip

AC Macedonia Staff with the instructors
(L-R: Dusan Stojcev, Barbara Conaty, Gezim Sulejmani, Catherine Marsicek, Nevenka Stefanovska, Biljana Kuzmanovska, Saranda Arifi)

See the photos from this workshop on the US Embassy Tirana facebook page.

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