Defence against Terrorism, Enhancing Resilience of Democratic Institutions and Rule of Law. The Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme promotes dialogue and practical cooperation between NATO member states and partner nations based on scientific research, technological innovation and knowledge exchange. The SPS Programme offers funding, expert advice and support to tailor-made, security-relevant activities that respond to NATO’s strategic objectives.

ARW Skopje, Panel I

Wednesday 11th April, 15.00–19.00

(11.00 Registration at the Holiday Inn)
(13.00 Lunch at the Holiday Inn)
15.00 Opening Session
15.15 Gorazd Bartol, NATO Liaison Office Skopje Chief, Slovenian Navy Captain. A Step toward NATO Membership
15.30 Radmila Shekerinska, Minister of Defence. Inside NATO : Security Blueprints against New Threats
16.00 Myrianne COEN, PhD (FR), Embassy Counsellor (BE), Member of the Scientific Committee del CSSII, Florence University (IT). Fundamentals for Resilience of NATO Democratic Members States
16.15 Vincenzo Macrì, HON Adjunct National Antimafia Prosecutor, HON General Prosecutor Ancona (IT). Criminal Networks at War with Fundamental Rights : Risks to be avoided
17.00 – 18.45 Case study (Key speakers only)
(19.00 Visit of St Panteleimont Monastery, Dinner at Etno Selo /Key speakers only)

Determining the contextual opportunities offered by democracies to terrorists groups, focusing on human and social factors in order to identify those sectors where democracies have the means to reduce the threats without harming their values, or better enhancing those to the benefit of security of democratic society as a whole.

ARW Skopje, Panel II

Thursday 12th April, 09.00–13.00
Contextual opportunities offered to terrorists groups

Nano Ruzin, Hon Ambassador to NATO, Rector of First Private University- FON – Skopje. "Factors of Radicalization and Terrorist "Aventurism" in the Western Balkan Youth Population". Agron Sojati, Adviser to the Prime Minister´s Office on Anti-Terrorism Issues. HRE Chief of the Anti-Terrorism Department of Home Affairs (AL). Ivo Paparella, Hon Professor (CR). Democracy(?) without Rule of Law: Random Reflection on the Balkans as a Weak Link in the Security Chain of the Atlantic Alliance.

Representative of the Minister of Interior, Skopje
Sinisa Zaric, Prof. Faculty of Economics –Belgrade (SB). Low Stocks of Social Capital and Generalized Trust in Western Balkans: Obstacles to Reducing Vulnerability in Societies. Myrianne Coen, PhD (FR), Embassy Counsellor (BE), Member of the Scientific Committee del CSSII, Florence University (IT). Criminal Networks and Terrorism: How to Deal with the Specter of our Past. Johan Leman, Dr. Em. Prof. KU Leuven, Anthropologist (BE). Blind Spots in the Western European Islamic Institutionalization Process: The Belgian Case. William Tupman, Visiting Professor of Criminal Justice, BPP University (UK). The Enemies from Within. Can we Save Democracy while Defeating Terrorism? Stefaan Janssens, Researcher (BE). Indications of Terrorism Support in Human trafficking and Smuggling files. Marian Geleta, Senior Specialist EUROPOL, Former Director of the National Drug Enforcement Unit. From Marginalization to Violent Criminality.

Discussant: UK Representative
(13.00 Lunch at the Hotel Holiday Inn)

ARW Skopje, Panel III

Thursday 12th April, 14.00-17.30

Stevo Pendarovski, National Coordinator for NATO. Thierry Fortin, Director of International Relations, Science Po, Lyon (FR). France’s Dilemma facing Terrorism: Limited Options for Homeland Defence with an all-volunteer force – Potential Opportunities for the Future. Carrie Pemberton Ford, Director Cambridge Center for Applied Research against Human Trafficking (UK). When Human Trafficking Intersects Terror Cells: Strengthening Source Countries to address Recruitment into Terror Logistics. Mr. Pierre Bouillon, Customs Attaché for the Western Balkans (resident in Belgrade), Republique Francaise (FR). Ms Lena Jonsson, Police and Customs Liaison Officer of Sweden-resident in Pristina. Guillaume Lasconjarias, Researcher (FR), Deterrence through Resilience. Dragan Simeunovic, Professor, Faculty of Political Science, Belgrade (Serbia). Security Threats of Violent Extremism and Terrorism in South East Europe: where Risks Remain Value. Veselin Mintchev, Professor, BAN University Sofia (BG). Perception of Risks and the Level of Protection Policies should Provide. Johan Debuf, Head of the Unit THB Bruxelles (Schaerbeek, Evere, St Josse, BE). Abuse of power against victims: why they choose to live in risky situations, a challenge for contrasting violence in the city. Miodrag Labovic, Prof. St Kliment Ohridski University, Bitola. Mary Frances Lebamoff, Ph.D., Professor and Program Chair Political Science, University of Maryland University College (US). Terrorism Touchstones: Multiple Identities in Democracies’ Institutions and Rule of Law.

Discussant: Mr. John McNeil, US Embassy Justice Office in Skopje
(19.00 Macedonian National Theater, Concert and Reception)

Building an understanding of the social, economic and environmental factors that affect, and are affected by, systems and networks, developing an analytical understanding of the behaviors and vulnerabilities of interacting systems, in order to create a risk-informed analysis capability for modelling the behavior of complex systems.

ARW Skopje, Panel IV

Friday 13th April, 09.00–13.00

Ljubomir Kekenovski, Professor, Faculty of Economics-UKIM, Skopje. Perception and Expectation of Security: Defence as a Common Good? Giovanni Melillo, Chief Prosecutor, Naples, Former Chief of Cabinet of the Italian Ministry of Justice (IT). Bridging the Gap between Existent Rule of Law and Terrorist Threats. Andreas Jacobs, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Coordinator Religion and Security, Politics and Consulting Division (DE). “Germany’s counterterrorism policies. A comparative perspective”. Paskal Milo, Hon Ambassador, Tirana University (Universiteti i Tiranes), (AL). "The Relation between Coexistence and Religious Radicalism in Albania". Zlate Stojan Dimovski, Prof. St Kliment Ohridski University, Bitola. Jeffrey Levett, NSPH, Athens, Professor Emeritus & Professor ECPD, Belgrade (GR). Health Diplomacy: A Tool for Resilience enhancement against Terrorism. Prof. Ljubomir Frckoski Faculty of Law, UKIM, Skopje, Former Minister of Internal Affairs. Florjan Kalaja Adviser to the Chairman of the Supreme Court of Albania (AL). The role of the Perception of Justice in Albania. Maurizio Romanelli, Vice National Antimafia e Antiterrorismo Prosecutor (IT). Why an Integrated Structure to Fight Organized Crime and Terrorism?

(13.00 Lunch at the Hotel Holiday Inn)

ARW Skopje, Panel V

Friday 13th April, 14.00–17.00

Workshop’s Discussion
Conclusions and Recommendations

(17.30 Visit to Tikvesh Winery and Dinner - key speakers only, with spouses)

ARW Skopje 2018

NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme

Official Public Presentation
Saturday 14th April, 09.30
Solemn Hall of the Supreme Court, Bul.Krste Misirkov bb, Skopje.

(09.15 Departure to the Supreme Court)
09.30 Jovo Vangelovski, President of the Supreme Court. Welcome address
09.45 Vladimir Miloseski, Chief Public Prosecutor, Skopje
10.30 Myrianne Coen, PhD (FR), Embassy Counsellor (BE), Member of the Scientific Committee of the CSSII, Florence University (IT). Scope and results of the NATO ARW Skopje 2018
11.00 (NATO official) Defence as a Continuum : The Role of NATO
11.30 Ljubomir Kekenovski, Faculty of Economics-UKIM, Skopje. Farewell address
12.30 Cocktail at the Residence of the President of the FY Republic of Macedonia
(14.00 Return to the Holiday Inn)

Delegation from the FY Republic of Macedonia

Official authorities
Radmila Sherekinska, Minister of Defence of the FY Republic of Macedonia
Jovo Vangelowski, President of the Supreme Court, Skopje
Vladimir Miloseski, Public prosecutor, Skopje

Key Speakers
Ljubomir Kekenvski, Director ARW Skopje 2018, Faculty of Economics, UKIM, Skopje
Dr. Viktor Dimovski, State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Dr. Stevo Pendarovski, National Coordinator for NATO, Government of the FY Republic of Macedonia
Zlate Stojan Dimovski, Prof. St Kliment Ohridski University, Bitola
Ljubomir Frckovski, Prof. Faculty of Law, UKIM, Skopje
Miodrag Labovic, Prof. St Kliment Ohridski University, Bitola
Representative of the Interior Ministry