Volunteers – EU promoters in community – The youth training started by the lecture of Croatian MP on the European Union

Apr 18, 2012

Good governance

On Saturday 14th April 2012 the first training session for young volunteers who want to become EU promoters in their community took place in the premises of the Local Democracy Agency in Osijek. The session is a part of the project which is financially supported by the City of Osijek and which aims at capacity building of young people who would like to volunteer in civil and public sector on the implementation of activities related to EU topics.
The introductory lecture entitled “EU basics” was held by Mr. Domagoj Hajdukovic, Member of the Croatian Parliament and a member of the Parliamentary Committee for Family, Youth and Sports. The lecture included a chronological history and development of the European Union, its enlargement process as well as its institutions and bodies.
In direct contact with the Croatian MP the young people had an opportunity to hear more about the political parties in the EU, about its common market, the EU integration programs and about challenges the EU is facing today.
In the informal discussion that followed the lecture the young participants were interested to find out more about “eurocrats”, Switzerland and Norway, which are not formal EU members as well as about the prospects of employment in the EU after the Croatian accession to full EU membership.