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.
The Debate “Ask me anything about Lithuania in the EU”, held at the EU Info Center in Novi Sad organized by the European Movement in Serbia, was an opportunity for young people from Novi Sad to talk about Lithuania’s experience of joining and membership in the European Union with Indrė Kulėšienė. Indre works as a Project Manager in the organization of YEPA and has many years of experience in projects which promote young entrepreneurs, youth employment, informal education and volunteering.
The debate “Ask me anything about Poland in the EU” was held in Belgrade last week. The discussion was organized by the European Movement in Serbia, as the first in the series “Ask me anything about the EU” that the EPuS will organize in different cities throughout Serbia. Interested citizens had the opportunity to discuss with Poland’s European Affairs Expert, Piotr Kaczyński, about the experience of his country in regards to accession and membership in the European Union. Piotr Kaczyński is an independent expert in European affairs, specialized in the decision-making process in Europe. Since 2014 he has been coaching EU officials at the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht.