|Date of the discussion||
wednesday 20. November 2013.
|Place and address||
Vrbas, Gimnasium “Žarko Zrenjanin”
|Name and contact person in the Institution||
Slavica Matijašević, Marina Luković
|Number of Participants||
|No of female Participants||
|No of Male Participants||
Seven , 7
|Occupation of the Participants||
Students of the third grade of high school
What was the topic of the discussion and how was organised?
Topic of discussion was the EU integration and cooperation in the region. It is organized by am went to high school, pedagogicy informed about the program that I went and asked for cooperation. After which we informed the students of the school, responded to a department that is willing to participate.
The discussion began at 17:30p.m.. It lasted two school hours without a break. I applied introduction explains what kind of program it is, then started dealing with EU integration and cooperation in the region, stressing that it is closely related. Conveyed to them a part of the discussions in Belgrade, of course, later ask them questions about what they personally think about it
Explain the reaction of the participants on your speech.
Participants wereveryinterested in,I noticed thatthey listenedcarefullyand werefocusedon the topic. Of coursethey wereprettycool.
Have you notice the impact of your lecture on the participants? Explain.
I must admit thatI did,becausethediscussionI realizedthat not allsupporters ofEuropean integration, theyquestioned mea lot aboutconcrete things. For example, ifthe EUguaranteeeconomic stabilityandthe like. Aftera two-hourdiksusije, two participantshave publiclysaid theyhave apositive view ofthe European Union andthe integration ofSerbia . Aparticularlystrikingto mehas remainedthe last impression, whenthey invited meto come back, which to measa youngambassadorof reconciliationwas very important.
What were the questions posed by the participants and how did you react?
The questions weremainly”What guarantees theEuropean Union?”, “Will joining theEUto introducegeneticallymodified food?”, “Will there be a higherstandardof citizens?”. I told them, that the EuropeanUnion isa community-basedeconomy,the rule of lawandthe laws thatguaranteethese rights. ExplainedthatSerbiaand regional countriesto becomefull membershave manyobligations to theEU. First,toarrangetheir society, prepareformajor changes, primarilyusing thevotedlaw, and that will happen in the negotiation processwith theEUthat would leadnegotiators. Itoldthemthat there isgenerallya consensusacross the political spectrumthatSerbiaispart of the EuropeanUnion. Of course,thediscussionwetalked about thefact thatregional reconciliationand cooperationof the WesternBalkans is veryimportantsteptowards integration.