What’s Up in My Europe
When we look at the turnout we find out that it is on a constant decrease from every past election. In 2014. 42,61% European citizens
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.
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.
First European class within project EnlargEUrope was held on March 21 in Zaječar, Serbia led by EminS’ Youth Forum activists Anja Anđušić and Nevena Nedeljković. The topic was “What is EU enlargement process and how it benefits youth?”, and high school students had the chance to discuss with peer educators on what exactly is the process of European integration, how far Serbia got in the process, what European Union means to them, as well as their prejudices towards it.