The International Awareness Raising Conference
The International Awareness Raising Conference was held successfully in Belgrade on 4th and 5th December. The international conference dedicated to the importance of the subject Civic Education in the education system and its role in the construction of citizens willing to actively participate at the local, national and European level, was organized by the Europe House Slavonski Brod and Civic Initiatives from Belgrade. The conference was opened by presenting the results of research carried out in 12 European countries, including both the EU member states and the EU candidate countries. The results of the research was presented by project coordinator Iva Sedlic. The research objective was to determine how much citizens know about the EU and its institutions, what are their attitudes towards certain European policies, Juncker's political priorities, civil values and how they see the further future of the Union. - See more at: http://homo-europeanus.eu/the-international-awareness-raising-conference/#sthash.gQKV51Gy.dpuf
After the presentation of the results, the students and teachers of secondary schools and representatives of non-governmental organizations from Serbia had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion on the process of accession of Serbia to the European Union. Participants of the panel were coordinator of the National Convention on the EU Natasa Dragojlovic, representative of the Office for European Integration Marina Tadic, representative of the Office for cooperation with civil society organizations Natasa Savic Janjic. The panel moderator was representative of Civic Initiatives and project coordinator for public policy Petar Zmak.
On the second day of the conference there were organized workshops for the students which had the opportunity to get more information about the program "Europe for Citizens" and other EU programs that provide different opportunities to young people - education, volunteering, mobility and employment within the EU Member States. The representatives of partner organizations have led the workshops.