CEDEM organized a panel discussion in Nikšić “Dialogue with citizens: Let’s talk about the facts”

CEDEM organized a panel discussion in Nikšić “Dialogue with citizens: Let’s talk about the facts”

(Detalj tokom druge panel diskusije na kojoj se diskutovalo o pregovaračkom poglavlju 26- Obrazovanje i kultura. Za više slika posjetiti našu Galeriju.)

The Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) held the second in a series of panel discussions in the municipality of Niksic within the project “Education and Dialogue to the EU”, which was financially supported by the Ministry of Public Administration of Montenegro.

This panel discussion continued the implementation of the activity “Dialogue with Citizens: Let’s talk about the facts”, which seeks to contribute to the process of European integration by raising awareness, understanding and knowledge of European integration, future membership and functioning of the EU. As the respective activity was realized in Nikšić, and taking into account numerous educational institutions and institutions located in this municipality, the panel discussed the negotiating chapter 26 – Education and Culture. The purpose of the panel discussion was to strengthen dialogue and cooperation between the civil sector, state bodies / institutions and citizens, which is one of the goals to be achieved by implementing this project.

By organizing this panel, the positive practice of raising awareness of young people about the principle of lifelong learning and mobility promoted through the European Union program, within which young people in Montenegro have the opportunity to apply and participate, continues. Ms. Mubera Kurpejović, Head of the Working Group for Chapter 26 and Director General of the Directorate for Higher Education in the Ministry of Education of Montenegro, referring to high school students, mentioned scholarships from United World Colleges where the scholarship does not require additional costs in terms of participation in tuition. United World Colleges. Kurpejović added that the obtained diploma is internationally recognized and that it provides the possibility of further training at prestigious faculties and other educational institutions.

Ms. Nikolina Radulović, expert associate of the Office for International Cooperation at the Rectorate of the University of Montenegro, pointed out that through numerous EU programs such as Tempus and Erasmus + contributed to the internationalization of the University. She also pointed out that students currently have the opportunity to apply for 32 competitions, within which there are places for 93 students and 107 places for teaching staff.

Ms. Ljiljana Gogić, associate from the national Erasmus + office, said that students and teaching staff were enabled to spend part of their education and training at one of the foreign universities, which is certainly an incentive for further study and work. She concluded her presentation by stating that all individuals participating in the exchange are becoming more innovative and creative, finding and solving problems that our higher education system is facing. After the presentation, a discussion was opened where young people expressed special interest in the countries covered by the Erasmus + program, as well as more detailed information on the benefits offered by this program.

The last event within the activity “Dialogue with the citizens: Let’s talk about the facts” will be organized in the municipality of Bar and will be dedicated to the negotiating chapter 29 – Customs Union.