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  • Promovisan projekat

    Promovisan projekat "Rastimo zajedno 3 – Informacije o EU kroz popularne internet portale"

  • Ambasador Drobnič gost drugog Evropskog kafea

    Ambasador Drobnič gost drugog Evropskog kafea

  • Najava: Prezentacija projekta: Rastemo zajedno 3 - Informacije o EU kroz popularne internet portale

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About project

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In December 2012 the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) started to implement the project “EU Info Bus – on the road to the EU!” that is carried out in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the NGO Natura and it is supported by the European Union through the EU Delegation to Montenegro and its communication budget.
The project aims to increase capacities of local communities and organizations in Montenegro in the view of contributing to reinforce long lasting effects of the European integration process. More specifically, the projects strives to increase knowledge and degree of understanding of the EU accession process in Montenegro through an educational-informative campaign which is carried out in six municipalities of the Central Region of Montenegro, i.e. Podgorica, Nikšić, Danilovgrad, Cetinje, Kolašin and Mojkovac.
Target groups are citizens of these six municipalities, whose knowledge and active support to the integration process is fundamental for the success of the process itself, and a special focus is given to young generations, students and pupils. Final beneficiaries are all citizens of Montenegro which will enjoy better information and will get ready to actively take part in the process and give their contribution to a full membership of Montenegro into the European Union.
The project “EU Info Bus-on the road to the EU!” seeks to act on two levels of the current challenges. On one side, it aims to inform citizens of the six Montenegrin municipalities by providing locally-relevant, tailored and targeted information. On the other side, the involvement of local authorities, local civil society organisations and media strives to establish a long-lasting cooperation and exchange of information and experience among local authorities, representatives of the civil sector, media and citizens. This will represent a fundamental step forward in the active participation of citizens in the process of EU integration, in particular bearing in mind that the success of the process itself requires full awareness and support of the citizens of Montenegro.
A particular focus will be given to the accession negotiation process as the most demanding and complex part of this European path. It is fundamental to present to citizens the negotiation process in an adequate way that allows them to understand the essence and basis of the process and the advantages arising with EU membership, but also to have clear in mind the obligations and responsibilities that we face along the way. Citizens must be aware of the changes expecting Montenegro in the forth-coming years and how this will affect their daily lives. Integration of Montenegro into the European Union can be successful only if the overall process reaches a high level of understanding and acceptance with active participation of all actors involved.
In the light of the above, we plan several educative and informative activities.
In particular, the key activity is the EU Info Bus, which travels to each six municipalities in the period of February-June 2013: in each municipality the bus will be located in the main square from 11h00 to 14h00 and it will represent the focal point for further activities on EU integration: EU Info stands will be set up with educational materials, quiz, games and promotional materials available to interested citizens. Moreover, in cooperation with municipalities and local partners, we are organizing panel discussions about interesting topics particularly relevant for each municipality. Topics are selected on the basis of a previous research and under suggestions from local administration. As communication is a two-way process, it is key to receive feedbacks from different groups and to establish a good cooperation with them.
In order to educate younger generation, within the activities of the project, we will visit high schools and universities of the six municipalities and we will broadcast the 487284 436897459720475 2103915503 n1first documentary film in Montenegro on European Integration entitled “Europe in my town”. On this occasion, panel discussions will be organised on different topics that will see participation of several experts for each area. In this way, young people will further receive detailed information on the integration.
Following tools were created and developed in order to allow citizens to continuously inform themselves on the EU integration: the website European corner, evropskikutak.me, where all news and information on the process of integration will be made available, the European pulse, the first and only monthly magazine about the process of European integration in Montenegro, and the publication “O čemu pregovaramo i šta nam pregovori sa EU donose?” (What are we negotiating about and what does the negotiation process bring to us?). In this regard, with the aim of increasing interest of journalists in Montenegro to report all aspects of the negotiation process of Montenegro with the European Union in an adequate, professional and research-based way, we will open a contest on the best-journalistic pieces on this subject and we will award the best journalists on the occasion of the marking of the Europe Day.
Within the activities of the project, we will celebrate the 9 May – Europe Day in the municipalities of Podgorica, Cetinje and Kolašin with several different activities. Celebration will be carried out in cooperation with the EU Delegation to Montenegro, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, local authorities, universities and several other partners.
The results that will be achieved through implementation of the project’s activities are: increased knowledge of citizens of six municipalities of Montenegro on European Union, its values, principles, culture, political development and on the process of EU integration of Montenegro; established platform of cooperation among local governments through joint efforts to promote awareness and knowledge on the EU integration in six municipalities; improved access to relevant information on EU and its activities in Montenegro and on the activities carried out by Montenegro in the path towards EU membership.

Links

EU institutions

  1. European Parliament – http://www.europarl.europa.eu/
  2. European Council – http://ec.europa.eu/archives/european-council/index_en.htm
  3. European Commission – http://ec.europa.eu/
  4. Sud pravde Evropske Unije – http://curia.europa.eu/
  5. Court of Justice of the European Union – http://eca.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eca_main_pages/splash_page
  6. European Economic and Social Committee – http://www.eesc.europa.eu/
  7. Assembly of Regional and Local representatives – http://cor.europa.eu/Pages/welcome.html
  8. European Central Bank – http://www.ecb.int/home/html/index.en.html
  9. European Investment Bank – http://www.eib.europa.eu/
  10. European Investment Fund – http://www.eif.org/
  11. European Ombudsman – http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/start.faces


EU and Montenegro

  1. EU Delegation to Montenegro – http://www.delmne.ec.europa.eu/code/navigate.php?Id=1
  2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration – http://www.mip.gov.me/
  3. Funds of the European Union – http://eufondovi.eu/
  4. Councils to Montenegro in the process of European Integration- http://www.openmontenegro.eu/


EU policies
It follows an overview of the most useful sources of information on the activities of the EU in several sectors:

  1. Agriculture, fishery and foods -http://ec.europa.eu/policies/agriculture_fisheries_food_en.htm
  2. Business – http://ec.europa.eu/policies/business_en.htm
  3. Climate action – http://ec.europa.eu/policies/climate_action_en.htm
  4. Cross-cutting policies – http://ec.europa.eu/policies/cross_cutting_policies_en.htm
  5. Culture, education and youth policies – http://ec.europa.eu/policies/culture_education_youth_en.htm
  6. Economy, finance and tax http://ec.europa.eu/policies/economy_finance_tax_en.htm
  7. Employment and social rights -http://ec.europa.eu/policies/employment_social_rights_en.htm
  8. Energy and natural resources – http://ec.europa.eu/policies/energy_natural_resources_en.htm
  9. Environment, consumers and health – http://ec.europa.eu/policies/environment_consumers_health_en.htm
  10. External relations and foreign affairs – http://ec.europa.eu/policies/external_relations_foreign_affairs_en.htm
  11. Justice and citizens’ rights – http://ec.europa.eu/policies/justice_citizens_rights_en.htm
  12. Regional and local development – http://ec.europa.eu/policies/regions_local_development_en.htm
  13. Science and technology – http://ec.europa.eu/policies/science_technology_en.htm
  14. Transport and travel – http://ec.europa.eu/policies/transport_travel_en.htm


Education in the EU

  1. Education in the European Union – http://ec.europa.eu/education/index_en.htm
  2. European University Institute in Florence – http://www.eui.eu/Home.aspx
  3. Erasmus Mondus scholarships – http://ec.europa.eu/education/external-relation-programmes/mundus_en.htm
  4. Centre for European Integration Studies in Bonn – http://www.zei.uni-bonn.de/
  5. Chevening scholarships for Montenegro – http://www.britishcouncil.org/mn/montenegro-education-scholarships-chevening.htm


Others

  1. European Portal – Official website of the European Union – http://europa.eu
  2. Guide to European Integration – http://www.entereurope.hr/
  3. European movement in Montenegro – http://www.emim.org/
  4. International European Movement – http://www.europeanmovement.eu/


Interesting websites

  1. Youth in the European Union – http://ec.europa.eu/youth/index_en.htm
  2. Eurobarometer -http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/index_en.htm

Interesting facts about EU

European symbols

evropskisimboli1The European flag is the symbol not only of the EU, but of the European unity and identity in a broader sense. aAlthough, throughout its history, the EU had 12 member states as the number of stars in the flag (from 1986 to 1995), there is however no direct connection between the number of stars and the number of countries: it is only commonly thought that the number 12 symbolizes perfection and unity. Therefore, the flag will remain unchanged despite future EU enlargement.

The European anthem is "Ode to Joy" taken from the Ninth Symphony of the famous German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven who composed it in 1823, four years before his death, adding the lyrics of Friedrich Schiller of 1785. This musical poem expresses Schiller's idealistic vision of humankind where all men are brothers - a vision that was shared by Beethoven himself.

The Europe Day is celebrated on 9 May. On this day, in 1950, the foundations of a unified community of nations and peoples, which we know today as the European Union, were set: the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman gave a public speech to Europe and to all countries and he pushed France, Germany and other EU countries to put together their coal and steel industries in the "first concrete example of a creation of the European federation". He also proposed to create a supranational European institution (later called European Commission) that would manage the coal and steel industries - industries during the two world wars had been the core of the German defense industry.
The European motto is "United in diversity".

Did you know that:

• the budget of the EU Parliament for 2012 is 1.7 billion euros, 24% of this amount is spent for basic expenditures of MPs, such as travel, accommodation, food etc..;
• the number of employees in the Parliament is 6166; 3279 of them are located in Brussels, 80 in Strasbourg, while others are in Luxembourg;
• in 2012 MPs received a monthly salary of € 7.957;
• 1.07 million EU citizens signed an online petition to the EP requesting the European parliament to be permanently located;
• approximately one third of MPs are women;
• the turnout in general elections in 2009 was 43.4% , while in 2004 it was 45.6%;
• the next EP elections are scheduled in June 2014;
• In January 1999 the European Parliament voted to overturn the whole Commission on charges of corruption and mismanagement. The vote of no-confidence failed, but the Commission then submitted its resignation in March of that year led by Jacques Santer. He had been Luxembourg's prime minister since 1984 to 1995 and had become President of the European Commission in 1995;
• the meetings of the European Commission are held every week, on Wednesdays, in Brussels. During the plenary session of the European Parliament, their meetings are normally held in Strasbourg;
• approximately a personnel of 25,000 persons is full-time employed by the Commission;
• the first president of the High Commission of the European Coal and Steel Community was Jean Monet, a French politician, one of the so-called "founder-fathers of Europe", the creator of the European Coal and Steel Community;
• the first direct elections to the European Parliament were held in June 1979. Thus, the first EP was established and it is now the only Thus was formed the first EP, so far, the only Community institution elected democratic elections;
• the first country to become an associate member of the European Union is Greece;
• the first wave of enlargement of the European Union took place in 1973. Three countries joined in 197: the United Kingdom, Denmark and Ireland;
• Greenland, which is an integral part of Denmark, decided on a referendum (1979) to leave all the European institutions in 1985;
• In 1990 the population and territory of the European Union were enlarged when East Germany reunited with West Germany;
• Norway had twice held a referendum to join the European Union. The first time was in 1972 and the second time in 1994: however, on both occasion, citizens of Norway decided they do not want their country to join the EU;
• Denmark initially rejected the Maastricht Treaty in June 1992, but it was then accepted and it came into force in November 1993;
• the man who presided longest over the European Commission was Jacques Delors. He was president of the European Commission since 1985 to 1994;
• the First President of the European Parliament was Robert Schuman, a French politician and author of the famous Schuman Declaration. He was the president of the European Parliament since 1958 to 1960;
• the Germany is the country with the highest number of seats in the European Parliament. Being the most populous country in the European Union, it has 99 MPs.
• The Great Britain refused twice access to the European Economic Community since it was established in 1957. The French president Charles de Gaulle twice vetoed the British application for membership - in 1963 and 1967. After his death, Britain joined the Community in 1973, along with Ireland and Denmark;
• Voting in elections for the European Parliament (as well as in national parliamentary elections) is mandatory in Belgium, Greece and Luxembourg;
• the maximum number of members of the European Parliament, as set by the Treaty of Nice, is 732. After the election in June 2004 the number of MPs increased to 754, while before it was 626.

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