What’s Up in My Europe
Taking the EU benefits for granted, citizens of CEE countries lack solidarity and understanding of WB EU accession process. Likewise, citizens in WB are unaware of changes that EU integration brings. There is deficiency of EU Enlargement debate based on individual experiences of citizens, in comparison to the one at policy level which does not engage wider public. This lack of citizens’ support and understanding on both sides could endanger forthcoming Enlargement process.
International conference titled Great enlargement – Lessons for the Western Balkans was held in organization of the Forum for International Relations of the European Movement in Serbia. National consensus on the issue of accession to the European Union as a crucial element of European integration in Serbia and other Western Balkan countries is the conclusion of the conference. Participants from Europe and the region emphasized the importance of communication of European integration process, rights and obligations, in order to build support and prepare for the EU membership.
he topic of the future of Europe was discussed last Friday in the south of Serbia, with highschool students. Activists of the Youth Forum of European Movement in Serbia held another iteration of European classes at the High School of Economics in Krušumlija, Serbia. They discussed recent challenges that European Union is facing, such as populism, consequences of migrant crisis and Brexit, but also possible ways of EU reform with the students who showed special interest in sharing their opinions and experiences, as well as gaining new knowledge.