EU closer to you

The Delegation of the European Union to Serbia, in cooperation with the European Policy Centre, is implementing the project EU closer to you between December 2019 and December 2021. Within this project, twelve events are planned to be held in Europe Cafe* format or in a format of panel discussions. Moreover, local panel discussions will be held as well and will be organised in Niš and Novi Sad. Each discussion will be accompanied by a talk show broadcasted by N1 television, as well as the “European Talks” podcast episode recorded by CEP.

The aim of this project is to answer a wide range of questions regarding European integration process and make them more accessible to citizens through discussions with competent experts in specific areas and those whose interests are the most at stake in that particular area. All events will be open to the media and the public (with a focus on youth) who will have the opportunity to participate in the discussions. The events make sure to enable different opinions in panels if it is a panel discussion, or among the discussants, if it is a form of Café Europe, in order to hear all parties and have a good quality discussion.

More about the events held so far within the project can be found at the following links:

Panel Discussion: Steps towards the EU = steps towards an administration at citizens’ service

Café Europe: Consumer protection in Serbia: will EU standards benefit everyone? (in Serbian)

* Café Europe is designed based on the principles of the World Café method. This method provides an effective format for holding discussions with potentially large groups of participants and can be modified to meet specific needs. Café Europe discussions last approximately two to three hours.

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