International School “Economic and Social Rights of the European Union (EU)”, which is attended by 50 students and high school students, will contribute to the youth to be competitive not only in Montenegro, but also in the labor market of the countries and the European community.
The executive director of the Center for Monitoring and Research (CeMI) Nikoleta Tomovic, assessed the issue speaking about the International School “Economic and social rights of the EU, which will last until 13th of May in Bar.
Tomovic said that the third international school “Economic and social rights EU” gathered 50 students and high school students.
“A key theme is the perception of European programs and policies in the field of economic and social policy, as well as consideration of best practices and what is the key to youth in Montenegro in this field, especially when it comes to the labor market, equal opportunities for all and similar questions Montenegrin youth that, when we are part of the EU, will be very important “, said Tomovic.
She said that the school was preceded by a workshop in which she held multiple sessions on the subject of education in Montenegro, looking at experiences in terms of acquiring theoretical and practical knowledge in order, she said, the Montenegrin youth was competitive, not only for the Montenegrin, but labor market of EU countries.
Tomovic concluded that the study visit was very important for the exchange of experiences of young people, recalling that last year they organized a study visit in Croatia, and that this year they will organize a visit to Ljubljana in June.
“The topics that most interested youth were policies that are aimed at young people, regardless of whether it comes to employment opportunities, exchange of experience, non-institutional education, studying in other countries, competition in the labor market and all what concerns the economic, social and political rights, as future citizens of the EU “, said Tomovic.
She believes that if this school, as well as the previous one, will be very important in terms of gaining experience, theoretical knowledge and appropriate skills of young people to become more familiar with European policies, mode of decision-making procedures and, of course, all the opportunities for training and employment and non-institutional education.
Professor of Humanistic Studies at the University of Donja Gorica (UDG) and the Faculty of Political Sciences Dragan Djukanovic said that during school, pupils and students had the opportunity to hear what was the genesis of the socio-economic rights in the context of the EU.
“Furthermore, during the lecture, we will talk specifically about how to implement European legislation in this area, so that in the coming days we get a picture of how the work of socio-economic rights of the European level on how to operate in the field of national legislation,” said Djukanovic.
Professor of Law at UDG, Budimir Košutić, said that the school, which was organized by CeMI with partners, is important because, as he said, they should know as much as possible and as fully as possible, not only of his country but also the EU.
“We live in a time of great change, and in these changes many important issues are set, related to the fate of society and young people in society. Therefore, it is good to know many things, especially those related to labor and to protect working people, “said Košutić.
According to him, social rights, young people are most interested in the situation in which it occurs, unemployment in the EU and beyond.
“Therefore, the issues related to social and economic rights, which have long been behind the political and civil rights now come into the limelight and will have more importance,” said Košutić.
Student of the Faculty of Law at UDG, Anes Šljuka said that he applied for the International School “Economic and Social rights of EU” because he believes that the acquisition of informal knowledge is as important as formal education.
“You must have differential knowledge in various fields, in order to respond to social needs, changes and socio-economic progress. According to the school called “Socio – economic rights of the European Union”, I think we have to be ready for the moment when our country can join the EU, in order to adequately take advantage of the opportunities that it provides, “said Šljuka.
Student of Humanistic Studies at UDG, Nikol Biskupović, believes that young people, in a time of European integration, we need to gain knowledge and experience that will encourage them, when Montenegro becomes an EU member.
“As a student of security, I think that the security area is very important. By entering NATO, we have the capabilities to implement the sector. I consider that the right to work should be further implemented, because Montenegro has not yet reached the expected level. Also, I expect that minorities, women, people with disabilities have more rights and will be able to be otherwise integrated into society, “said Biskupović.
I think it is still underrepresented (information about the EU) in our education, I would also like for that to be implemented also.
The school is organized within the project “Be prepared for EU values,” which CeMI is implementing, in collaboration with its partners, the University of Donja Gorica, Art Communications from Podgorica and partners from the European Union, the Center for International Studies from Croatia and the Center for European Perspective from Slovenia