• • • Ambassador Fabrizi: The Success of Erasmus+ The First Step towards the Academic Society Dialogue
“The EU is the third strongest economy in the world and Serbia naturally wants to be a part of it. Nevertheless, this path must pass through a period of transformation that may be painful. This requires time, but it is not crucial, but the transformation and acceptance of the value of the European Union itself”, said the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia, Ambassador Sem Fabrizi during a visit to the University of Privredna akademija.
“There are several key challenges that need to be answered. It is a matter of migration, infrastructure, including the digital sphere, the issue of agriculture and food security, and reconciliation in the region. All this affects primarily the economy and compliance with EU standards. The question is not whether you fit into the system, but how to dig it, “the Head of the EU Delegation in Serbia concluded, pointing out Serbia’s education system as a positive example.
“The Erasmus+ program works great. Not only do young people from Serbia go abroad, but many foreign students come to Serbia to study. This is the first step towards fostering dialogue between the academic community, policy makers and civil society, “explained the ambassador, referring to the basic values of Jean Monnet activities aimed at promoting high standards in teaching and researching European Union policies. So far, more than 5200 projects have been launched through more than 100 countries. Within the activities, a strong and dynamic professional network on the world level was formed.