European Cooperation Day in Vukovar

After our EC Day video competition ended in June, the Programme representatives visited the Technical School Nikola Tesla in Vukovar on 29 November to award their students for making the winning video.

This year’s European Cooperation Day was celebrated in a different way. With the theme Europe is you, the Programme organized a video competition to see what the EU has done for citizens of Croatian and Serbian border regions. We wanted to hear citizens’ thoughts and feelings of being part of the EU and how EU benefits the local community.

Among the videos that entered the competition, we received a video made by a team of students of the Nikola Tesla Technical School in Vukovar. 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. See the video below.

Programme representatives visited the school in Vukovar and thanked the students for recognizing our EC Day video competition as an opportunity to share their experiences about the EU. A team of 11 students was awarded 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.

Video hologram:

The visit to the school was organized by Programme bodies of the Interreg IPA CBC Croatia-Serbia programme and generously supported by the Representation of the European Commission in Croatia Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds of the Republic of Croatia and Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia.

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