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Promoting Democratic Values Among Youth – Student Debates

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Promoting Democratic Values Among Youth – Student Debates

Publisher: Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies – CEAS

Volume: 52 pages, pdf


In 2017 MESA 10 organization from Bratislava, Slovakia in partnership with Center for EuroAtlantic Studies (CEAS) from Belgrade, Serbia implemented fourth round of Student debates, a project implemented with the support of National Endowment for democracy from USA. The project aims at promoting democratic values, strengthening debating skills and encouraging independent and critical thinking among university students from Slovakia, Serbia, Moldova, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Activities of this project included: two rounds of the debates among 35 students from participated universities, one in December 2016 held in Slovakia and one in April 2017 held in Belgrade; tailor made online lectures by experts in various fields aiming to help students to prepare for the debates; survey collected at the participating universities on the topics of NATO and EU integration, Russia and its efforts to influence Balkan countries; Current security threats; political situation in the EU, etc. and publishing of the results of the surveys in a form of online and printed handout at the two presentation events one to be held in Podgorica (Montenegro) and other in Chișinău (Moldova); and presentation of publication with the essays on the debate topics, composed by university students and professors.