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.
We want to bring denominators of the EU Enlargement experiences beyond national perspectives. By linking success stories of recent Enlargements with future ones, we want to initiate the EU debate among citizens. We want to remember positive influence of the EU in Central and Eastern Europe and Western Balkans countries and to encourage citizens to engage in making positive changes in their own societies.
In 2018 and 2019 we plan to organize more than 20 events in 6 European Countries and gather as much participants as possible, mostly youth online and offline. The debate topics are focused on the next EU Enlargement in 2025, CEE Enlargement – lessons from citizens’ perspective and the 15th anniversary of the Bing Bang Enlargement.
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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.
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.
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.
One of the most popular young actors, good known TV host, was a guest of the Youth Forum of the European Movement in Serbia, realized in cooperation with the European Movement in Serbia – Kraljevo. An open and informal talk with youth of Kraljevo region was moderated by Isidora Martinenko, EMinS Youth Forum Vice President.
At the first Belgrade Security Forum plenary panel titled “Balkans 2025” moderated by Zoran Nechev from Center for EU integration.
Our lovely capital city of Belgrade was the place of the first partners’ gathering at our EnlargEUrope project that was launched in August.
This year’s 11th Regional Euro-Atlantic Camp REACT was marked by a debate on the topic “Perspective of Montenegrin Membership to the EU – Agenda 2025“.