Supported by the EU, the EU PRO development programme has launched its annual art competition for high school students from 99 local self-governments[1] on the topic of “What can Serbia bring to the EU?“ in order to inspire the youth to find creative ways to demonstrate what Serbia could contribute to the EU in social, cultural and economic terms.

By launching the contest, the EU PRO follows in the twelve-year long tradition established by its predecessor programmes – PRO, EU PROGRES and European PROGRES – with a view to encouraging creativity among the youth.

This year’s topic should make students think about the active role Serbia plays in the European integration process and define and display the qualities that Serbia will add to the EU, taking into account its rich history, tradition and cultural heritage, but also its modern society that lives by and upholds key European values.

The jury will decide the best art works to be featured in the 2019 EU PRO Calendar, whereas their authors will be awarded laptops and tablets, as well as mobile phones. The Programme also invites schools to organise internal contests. A laptop and a projector will be awarded to the one that makes the most effort in organising an internal contest.

The contest runs through 15 November 2018. The award ceremony and Calendar promotion will take place in December 2018.

For more details about the art contest, please visit: EU PRO 2019 Calendar art contest – terms and conditions

The European Union supports the activities of the EU PRO, a programme aimed at promoting a more balanced socio-economic development of Serbia, with a total of EUR25 million. The programme seeks to improve competitiveness of micro and small enterprises and the business environment and to advance social cohesion in 99 local self-governments in two Serbian regions: Sumadija and Western Serbia, and Southern and Eastern Serbia. All activities on the ground are implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).