Based on the Serbian European Integration Office opinion poll regularly performed every six months level of information provided and interest in the European integration is extremely low, while the content is usually not available not presented in the form that is considered interesting.
The public discussion is missing information about the concrete subjects of interest for the public. Another research, that of the European Movement in Serbia, from April 2016 on the attitudes of young people towards EU, concludes that the young have generally positive attitude and perception about the system and the rule of law in EU member states, but are reluctant to see this system in Serbia and/or distrustful that the process of EU integration is able to deliver reforms in this respect. It is observed that better informing and education of young people in Serbia, but also of teachers and professors, about the EU and integration process would contribute to increased understanding and support for of Serbia’s EU accession process.
Activities aim to initiate discussion with youth in Serbia and general public about the process of EU integration, current position of Serbia, European values and standards as well as other substantial issues stemming from the alignment in different negotiation chapters.
Overall goal: To contribute to better understanding of the process of European integration of Serbia, especially among youth in Serbia interior.
Specific objective: To inform young people in Serbia about the European integration process, negotiation process in particular through public debates, relevant educational material and media campaign.
- Public debates and informing of the young people about European integration, European values and negotiations to be held in Sremska Mitrovica, Novi Pazar, Kraljevo, Krusevac and Kikinda.
- Preparation and printing of 1000 brochures with information about EU integration process, negotiation chapters, criteria and standards.
- Informing via local media and social networks as well as promotion via Local youth offices and dissemination of material.
Target group: young people aged 15 – 30, participants of the public debates in 5 cities across Serbia; student population, teachers and professors; Five Local Youth Offices and Local governments; Local media; citizens from respective regions- Srem, Banat, Raska, Sandzak and Rasina district; local government representatives.
Timeline: September – December 2016
The project is financially supported by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and implemented by Network of European Movement in Serbia and the European Movement in Serbia.
The opinions and views expressed in the pages of this website and all electronic and printed materials related to the project are the views and opinions of the author and their associates and do not represent the official position of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.
DOCUMENTS AND ACTIVITIES
- Publication: Srbija i EU: Zašto pregovaramo? (pdf)
- How do we communicate the European integrations in Serbia?-Report from the public debate “What we know and what we think we know about EU?”, Kikinda 22.12.2016.
- Serbia’s economy in the EU negotiation process-Report from the public debate “What are we negotiating in the EU integration process? – Economic, business and agricultural issues”, Kruševac 12.12. 2016.
- Where are local goverments in EU accession process?-Report from the public debate “Challenges and opportunities of the process of European integration bring to local governments”, Kraljevo 10.11. 2016.
- Standards in agriculture should be there for us, not the EU-Report from the public debate “Agricultural Policy and standards in the production process and the opportunities that IPARD brings to producers”, Novi Pazar 1.11.2016
- Ignorance and lack of information are the greatest enemies of European Integrations-Report from the public debate”The Future EU – challenges that Europe faces in the context of European integration of Serbia”, Sremska Mitrovica 17.10. 2016.