Join the Case Study competition, and let the EU know how it can do better in South-Eastern Europe!
viEUpoint is a project that offers a unique opportunity to young people from five Balkan countries to write Case Studies with a clear focus on assessing the EU performance and providing constructive criticism regarding this performance in their country or in the Balkans as a whole.
Once you step into our region it is impossible to notice the vibrant energy of the youth in each country. When you look at universities, theaters, main squares and cafes you immediately notice how European the youth in the Western Balkans is, and how much they strive for advancement, knowledge and progress.
The EU knows this, and taking into consideration the troubled past of the region, it is a clear European goal to help the countries of the Western Balkans to quickly overcome domestic issues and join the European Union as soon as possible. The millions of euros of funding, the tens of European organizations, EU Information Centers and EU Representative Offices are all proof that the Union takes this region seriously and sees it as an integral part of both the continent geographically and the Union politically.
Nonetheless, there is always room for improvement.
The viEUpoint Case Study Competition is a project that intends to offer the youth of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo and Macedonia to offer their own perspectives on EU performance in the region and to express their original and creative ideas on how the EU can do better in this region.
There are endless great ideas among the youth here, and great ideas will remain great only if they are shared.
viEUpoint will carefully review all submitted Case Studies and will publish the best five of them in local newspapers in Macedonia, in two online news portals, in the viEUpoint Blog, and finally in a booklet which will be published at the Public Debate in Skopje, Macedonia on March 4th 2013.
But this is not all!
The booklet containing the top five Case Studies and a compilation of the ideas brought up in the remaining submitted Studies will be presented to EU representatives and local decision-makers, civil society, academics, students and media during our Public Debate. In this way we intend to share your ideas where it counts, and make it possible for you to see your own suggestions turn into EU policy in the region.
Apply here: https://vieupoint.wordpress.com/