27. May 2013

After receiving a large number of entries, we are very pleased to announce that we have selected two winning authors: one for the essay and one for the photo competition. The two winners will have the opportunity to participate in the International Summer School in Sarajevo organized by the Association “PRAVNIK” together with the partner organization Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Moreover, the best ten essays and three winning photos will be published in a booklet and distributed to young people across Balkan countries.

Congratulations to all of you who put an effort to contribute to the successful realization of the Plan Balkans: Europolitan Competition. Here is the list of best selected entries:

Essays:

1. Maja Davidovic (SER)
2. Esheref Haxhiu (KOS)
3. Aleksandra Aleksovska (MK)
4. Andrej Stefanovic (SER)
5. Milica Jelic (SER)
6. Nenad Marinkovic (SER)
7. Emir Galijaševic (BiH)
8. Jovana Milic (SER)
9. Nikola Zecevic (MNE)
10. Aleda Kushta (AL)

Photos:

1. Antonio Stamatoski (MK)
2. Keti Gjipali (AL)
3. Marko Krstic (SER)

The project team is very pleased with the fact that so many young people from different Balkan countries showed interest in the EU – Western Balkans relations and that we received so many interesting and thought-provoking essays and photos. It is quite positive and encouraging to see that almost all of the entries showed that the Balkan youth consider themselves to be already citizens of Europe, not just geographically, but also historically, culturally, by education, by sharing common European values, through their expectations and ambitions.

Our next important step is the panel debate, which will be held on July 22nd 2013, organized in a framework of the Sarajevo International Summer School. It is our great pleasure to announce that the panel debate will be held under the patronage of the Chairman of the Presidency of B&H, H.E. Mr. Željko Komšić. Further information on other panelists will be available soon.

Should you have any questions or suggestions on this event, the Plan Balkans team is at your disposal at:

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plan-balkans_logo-custom-customPlan Balkans: Europolitan is a follow-up activity organized in the framework of the FutureLab Europe Programme 2012 that aims to enhance interest among young people in taking an active role in establishing the future path of European society and citizenship.