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 project goal is to contribute to better understanding and promotion of significance of Enlargement process by connecting Past and Present EU experience and engage present and future generations of EU citizens. Project aims:
It will involve over 650 participants, mostly youth, directly through various forms of debates and 500.000 reached online. The debate topics are focused on: Enlargement in 2025–Possible future for Serbia and Montenegro, CEE Enlargement – lessons from citizens` perspective and Expending Peace in Europe: 15 Years of the Bing Bang. Participants will be informed on positive impact of past and future Enlargements in all 6 countries.
Duration of the project: August 2018 – January 2020
Project is co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union
Project activities will be implemented according to partners` capacities, and project aims – approachable for citizens and economically appropriate and will include: