School of European Integration 2018: A Study Visit to Belgrade

Within the framework of the regular program, the participants of this year's School of European Integration visited Serbian institutions and organizations in Belgrade on December 6th and 7th.

On the first day, the participants discussed and exchanged experiences with the representatives of civil society from the Committee of Lawyers for Human Rights, the Association for Sustainable Development, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights, the Belgrade Open School, the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, and the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade.

On the second day, the participants of the Rule of Law Module visited the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and talked with journalists and other employees about the methods of reporting and the problems they face in their work.

A very interactive meeting with the officials of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia on the issues of European integration and Kosovo and Metohija was held in the premises of the Assembly.

After this institution, the participants visited the Ministry of European Integration, where the representatives of the Department for Coordination of the Accession Process and Monitoring of the Stabilization and Association Agreement talked about their functioning and responded to the participants' questions.

The visit ended with a meeting with representatives of the National Convention’s Working Group for the Chapter 35: Youth Initiatives for Human Rights, Institute for Territorial Development and Forum for Ethnic Relations.

This year, the School of European Integrations is implemented by the organizations European Movement in Serbia - EpuS, Communication for Society Development - CSD and Aktiv, under the sponsorship of the Kosovo Foundation for an Open Society - KFOS.