Institute for European Affairs is focusing on negotiations between Serbia and the EU as well as on strengthening the capacity of all sides involved in the process. Given the complexity and long duration of the process, the Institute brings together a large number of professionals and external experts with whom organises trainings, debates and other forms of capacity development. We want to contribute to enhanced understanding of Serbia-EU relations. The Institute provides multi-perspective trainings in order to enable active participation of professionals and citizens in the decision-making processes. The Institute actively advocates for fundamental reforms within the EU integration process and in cooperation with partners working on strengthening Serbia's capacity to face the challenges of the global world through collective action. The overall objective is active membership of Serbia in Euro-Atlantic framework for the benefit of all citizens.

Narrative Report

Ambassadors’ name Liza Gashi & Mejdi Sadiku
Date of the discussion 10.01.2014
Place and address University of Gjilan “Kadri Zeka”
Name and contact person in the Institution Selim Daku
Number of Participants Around 120 people
No of female Participants
No of Male Participants
Occupation of the Participants Students

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What was the topic of the discussion and how was organised?

We focus our debate in regional cooperation and Europeans integration.The debate was organized together with the support of two NGO-s called the Pro European Students Union (USPE) & Youth Activism Center – YAC (YAC).

Explain the reaction of the participants on your speech.

In general the public had a lot of question towards us as ambassadors. Some people felt like this topic is very hard to touch taking into consideration the current negotiations that are going on between Kosovo and Serbia. While others question the fact that if Serbia does not apologize how we can move forward.

Have you notice the impact of your lecture on the participants? Explain.

I think our talk had a little effect, for example people started to think more in terms of what can the younger generation do to change the future and not repeat the history. But we are not sure how much this will actually change the reality we live in.

What were the questions posed by the participants and how did you react?

There were many questions but we will mention few here:

Why did you go to Belgrade- We said we wanted to help the future and not repeat the history

What did we do in Belgrade – We explained our part many times but people still wanted to know more details


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