The 10th edition of the European Cooperation Day was marked and celebrated in two ways:
- with a local event held on 1 October 2021 in Bar, Montenegro, and
- with an online campaign – poster competition “European Union for the Future”.
The all-day event in Bar, Montenegro was organized by the National Authority in Montenegro in cooperation with the Managing Authority and it encompassed various activities for over a hundred participants.
On this occasion, Montenegro’s Chief EU Negotiator Ms Zorka Kordić, President of the Municipality of Bar Mr Dušan Raičević, and representatives of Managing Authority, Joint Secretariat and National Authorities visited elementary school Mrkojevići, which received a valuable donation of IT and musical equipment from our Programme.
Furthermore, students of the elementary school Mrkojevići were invited to participate in the art workshop. They also joined other participants in visiting the locations in Stari Bar fortress, reconstructed and equipped with digital technology within the project FORTITUDE.
The celebration was concluded with the ceremony held in King Nikola’s Palace in Bar, which included screening of promotional movie about EU cross-border projects implemented in the Municipality of Bar, as well as the exhibition of students’ paintings created for the poster competition “European Union for the Future”.
Since joint public cross-border event could not be organized due to restrictions and circumstances of covid-19 pandemic, the poster competition “European Union for the Future” was also organised as an online campaign. Schoolchildren from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro were invited to create their vision of how the Europe will look like in the future, or, even more important, how it could look if we work together, and send their posters via e-mail.
All received posters were published on Programme Facebook page and were available for voting from 24 September 2021 till 30 September 2021. The most liked poster was the one made by the students of elementary school Lipovac, who will be rewarded by valuable prizes.