Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Mateja Norcic Stamcar awarded the winners of the ninth edition of Europa Diary contest with diplomas. The contest caught the attention of 1,000 high school students who submitted 373 entries, among which 12 were named the best.
Norcic Stamcar congratulated the awardees and thanked them for their vision of the European Union and EU-related topics. She put a special emphasis on cooperation in the area of education and urged the pupils to seize the opportunities offered by Erasmus+ and shared with them her personal story about an exchange programme.
“The future belongs to the youth and I hope that your generation will be the one to reap the benefits of the EU membership,“ Norcic Stamcar said. Also, she noted that she is happy to see many entries deal with the topic that is particularly important to her – environmental protection.
“It is rather important to have environmental messages conveyed by the young. I am glad they are aware of this issue,” she said.
Milica Skiljevic of the Europa Diary project praised the fact that the contest caught the attention an ever-growing number of pupils.
“Well done! I thank you for your creativity and sharing your ideas with us,“ she stressed.
The authors of three top entries in each of the four categories were awarded with a trip to the EU.