EU at School - public discussion in Bosnia and Herzegovina

18-05-2012
On 15 May 2012 in Doboj (Hotel Park), Bosnia and Herzegovina, a public discussion was held on the topic The European Union at School. The event was hosted by the Center for Promotion of European Values - EUROPLUS Doboj, in partnership with the European Institute in Sofia, and in cooperation with the Directorate for European Integration in BiH.

On the way to the EU, it is essential that citizens, especially young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, gain knowledge about the EU that will help the integration process and cooperation with the EU institutions. Despite the overall support of the BiH population on its European future, the country still lacks proper education about the EU.

The European Institute and its partner Europlus wanted to provide the opportunity - above all to secondary school students - to conduct dialogue among themselves and with representatives of the relevant ministries and institutions, in order to contribute to better knowledge and understanding of the EU, its policies and programmes, as well as the impact on the consciousness of young people of the importance of the EU enlargement process.

The public discussion was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Zenica-Doboj Canton; the Ministry of Education and Culture of Republic of Srpska; the Pedagogical Institute in Tuzla Canton; the Directorate for European Integration in BiH; the Delegation of the European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina; non-governmental organisations; young people and students, etc.

The event was the final stage of the project EU at School, which was implemented by the European Institute with financial support from the European Union's Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), as part of the programme "Get to Know EU".

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