The EU Delegation, together with the EU Info Center, organized the EU Info Day, giving young people from Montenegro the opportunity to become European Youth Ambassadors.
Plamena Halacheva, Head of the Sector for Policy, European Integration and Trade in the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, addressed the audience.
“I am pleased that students from all over Montenegro have shown interest. Today, there are about 70 students from Plava, Rozaje, Berane, Niksic and Podgorica with us.” Our desire is to create a network of young people interested in the European Union, which we can offer more information about the EU every day, at the same time in the EU Info Center and in their cities, “said Plamena Halacheva.
Young ambassadors will be able to participate in their events, such as the European Day celebrations and others. Also, young people will return to their homes full knowledge and information about the EU that will act as mediators, or mediators with their friends and relatives.
“We will also be happy to go to their schools to talk to young people about what the EU is, which chances are offered, not only when Montenegro joins the EU, but now,” Halacheva said.
Surveys have shown that young people are more interested in the EU than the average population and 68.2% of young people (18-30 years) support the process of Montenegro’s accession to the EU.
“We want to give them the opportunity to get acquainted with the EU first hand practice. The EU in Montenegro is an open institution to which citizens have access, and we hope that these young people will take advantage of these opportunities,” Halacheva concluded.