The European Cooperation Day 2019 under the slogan “Europe is YOU” was celebrated across Europe in September and October 2019.
Under the slogan “Eurpe is YOU”, the Programme launched video competition in order to hear people’s feedback, thoughts and feelings of how European Union benefits its citizens and to award the most original, innovative and creative way of showing what the European Union has done for its citizens.
Competition main target groups were high school, university and college students, but the competition was open to all citizens living in the Programme area.
Among creative and original videos showing the true spirit of the European Union, the video made by a team of students of the Nikola Tesla Technical School in Vukovar won of the competition.
The video tells a story of a school from Vukovar in a creative and original way and points out to the importance of the European Union in supporting education, as well as democratic values. For this reason, the video was awarded as the winning one. Please see the video below.
Managing Authority and National Authorities representatives visited the Nikola Tesla Technical School in Vukovar in December 2019 and awarded team of 11 students with ‘smart’ prizes and additional gifts from the Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia and the Representation of the European Commission in Croatia.
In addition to visiting the school, a short program was organized at Lavoslav Ružička’s birth house in Vukovar. Lavoslav Ružička was a Croatian Nobel Prize winner awarded for chemistry in 1939. Today, the house hosts educational and cultural events and was recently modernized with a hologram of Lavoslav Ružička installed as part of the ViCTour project. During the visit, students watched the hologram and took part in experiments. The visit was used to showcase the importance of new technologies in rediscovering heritage, and also to point out to successful cross-border partnerships in the region of Vukovar.