|EU-negotiation and negotiation
techniques - Slovakia
Negotiations and Negotiations Techniques”
authority: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Chief Negotiator Department)
The overall goal of the
project was to assists Slovakia in preparing for membership of the EU by
improving the capacity of the staff involved in the preparation of
negotiations and the negotiation process. In particular, the project
should improve the capacity in a key group of negotiators for
preparation of negotiation positions; increase the group’s negotiation
skills; improve their knowledge of the English language and give a
better understanding of the EU traditions and working environment.
The project was implemented in Copenhagen in April-May 2001 and was
attended by 29 civil servants from 13 ministries/agencies in Bratislava.
Finally, the participants had English language
training in a combination of individual work, group work and short
plenary presentation on ‘the language of negotiations’. The method
used was teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL). This part of the
training was implemented in co-operation with the British company ‘The
Language Project’ in Bristol, UK (contact details: Director Dr.
Jonathan Wright, website: www.languageproject.co.uk.,
phone +44 117 909 0911).
For an overview of EU-negotiation seminars implemented by the
European Institute, please click here