In order to initiate a broader discussion on the most important issues of the future of our country, the Forum will organize 10 conferences throughout Serbia by the end of 2005. Unlike traditional Forum meetings that are closed to the public, this discussion will be an opportunity for the broader population acquainted with the ideas and attitudes of eminent members of this organization. On each panel discussion will participate by three members of the Forum, experts in their field and the stands topics will range within the following thematic sections::

  • The process of EU integration
  • Regional Cooperation
  • Role of the Local Communities

When defining themes specifically takes into account the specific local environment (multi-ethnicity, border territory, socio-economic specificities). When the organization stands logistical support provided by the local councils of the European Movement in Serbia or partner organizations.

The target group is the local community, including local governments, non-governmental organizations, student organizations, professional associations, media.

Forum for International Relations gathers citizens who accept the declared program basis on which operates the European Movement in Serbia, as part of the International European Movement. They come together in order to create a framework in which will be based on full respect for human values, freedoms and rights, respect for diversity tolerant, qualified to lead discussions on all relevant aspects of international political and economic relations. The forum is open to all who in their scientific, professional and political work, monitor and study the development of the relationship between states and peoples, and that independent thought approach can contribute to the understanding and interpretation of the internal essence of these relations.

Public Debates of the Forum for International Relations,
European Movement in Serbia and Friedrich Ebert Foundation

European Union and us – What next?

Belgrade, 21.06.2005

Following a referendum in France and the Netherlands, where the majority of people voted against the new constitution and after the failed European Council meeting, held on 16 and 17 June 2005 in Brussels, it is necessary to look at the scale of this sort of “constitutional crisis” and assess what the consequences for further EU enlargement policy and the outlook for the planned launch of negotiations SCG with the European Commission on the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.

Keynote speakers:

  • Vatroslav Vekarić, Director, Institute for International Economics and Policy
  • Amb. Dušan Lazić, EMinS Forum for International Relations
  • Duško Lopandić, Assistant Minister, Ministry for Foreign Economic Relations of the Republic of Serbia
  • Radovan Vukadinović, Director, Center for European Union Law, University of Kragujevac

Moderator: Jelica Minić, Vice President, European Movement in Serbia

Mladenovac, 03.06.2005.

Serbia and European Union – What after Feasibility Study?

Great Hall of the Municipal Assembly of Mladenovac,
Janka Katića 6, 18.00

Keynote speakers:

  • Živorad Kovačević, President of the European Movement in Serbia
  • Desimir Tošič, member of the  Forum for International Relations
  • Vera Ranković, president of the Forum for International Relations

Moderator: Vojislav Milošević, Deputy Secretary General, European Movement in Serbia

Serbia and European Union – What after Feasibility Study?

Niš, 11.05.2005

Media center Niš, Obrenovićeva 38, 12.00

25 EU programs open for Serbia


  • Jasna Kronja, Adviser at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro,
  • Andrija Pejović, Advisor to the Office for EU Governments of the Republic of Serbia,
  • Sofija Dukić, coordinator of the program “Tempus” for Serbia and
  • Jelica Minić, Vice President of the European Movement in Serbia.

Presented programs:

  • Sixth Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities
  • “Tempus“, a special program in the field of higher education
  • “Erasmus Mundus“, a new program aimed at strengthening the quality of higher education and the promotion of intercultural dialogue
  • “Youth“, connection and cooperation of young people in Europe under the concept of “lifelong learning” and training them to be active citizens of Europe
  • “Life“, program in the field of protection and improvement of the environment
  • Fighting discrimination
  • The fight against social exclusion
  • Gender equality
  • Consumer protection
  • Protection of public health
  • “Sokrat II“, program for improving the quality of education and training and the creation of an open European educational space
  • “Leonardo Da Vinči“, program in the field of vocational training
  • Support for European organizations and activities in the field of education and training
  • E-learning
  • Media plus
  • Media / training
  • Culture 2000
  • Active citizens of Europe
  • Electronic facilities
  • Safer Internet plus
  • Customs
  • Fiskalis 2007
  • “Dafne II“, the fight against all forms of violence against children, women
  • “Herkul“,supporting activities aimed at preventive action in the prevention of fiscal fraud and fight against them
  • “Marko Polo“, program in the field of transport,
  • Intelligent Energy for Europe

Niš, 28.10.2005.