European PROGRES development programme has today launched its annual art competition for high school students from 34 municipalities in South East and South West Serbia, on the theme Europe: “My Favourite European Project”. The competition has, with the support of the European Union (EU) and Swiss Government, traditionally been organised for eleven consecutive years, with a view to encouraging creativity among the youth in the South of the country.
This year’s theme aims to better acquaint the youth from the Programme municipalities with the projects the European Union (EU) and the Swiss Government have been supporting for a decade in their communities thus contributing to improved quality of life of people. The high schoolers are tasked to visit some of the projects together with their teachers, choose their favourite one in terms of its importance and positive impact created on the local population. The chosen project is then to be depicted in a creative, and original manner. The youth will, therefore, learn more about the EU and Swiss support provided to social and economic development of the local self-governments in the South East and South West Serbia, while simultaneously they will have the opportunity to become part of the positive changes in their communities.
The best art works selected by a panel of experts will be printed on the 2018 European PROGRES Calendar, while the young authors of the selected works will be awarded laptops, tablet computers and mobile phones. The school declared to be the best, based on its engagement and commitment to organisation of school-level competition and project visits, will win a laptop and a projector.
The Competition is open until 15 November 2017, and the award ceremony and Calendar promotion will be organised in December.
More information about the Art Competition can be found at European PROGRES website: 2018 Calendar Competition Propositions.
 The teachers and students will be provided with a comprehensive list of completed and on-going projects.