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Results of the Competition for the best student papers on the European Union

July 08 2019 | Belgrade

Results of the Competition for the best student papers on the European Union

At the Competition for the best student papers on the European Union, which was announced by the Ministry of European Integration on 5 April 2019, the following works were best rated:

The Single Labour Market: El Dorado or false hope (First place)

Negotiation Chapter 8 as a development opportunity in the European integration process of the Republic of Serbia (Second place)

The issue of sustainable development in the process of Serbia's accession to the European Union (Third place)

The Ministry of European Integration announced this competition with the aim of directly involving young academic citizens in an open argumentative debate on important aspects of the accession process and membership of the Republic of Serbia in the European Union.

A total of 12 works were submitted by the competition's deadline, and all of them met the basic criteria and standards for paper preparation, which were listed in the published competition documentation.

The decision on the three top-ranked papers was made by the committee of experts, in the following composition: Jelica Stefanović – Štambuk, PhD, full professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Belgrade, Vladimir Vuletić, PhD, full professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade, and Maja Lukić Radović, associate professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade.

After reading and evaluating all the papers, the committee of experts concluded that, on the whole, the submitted papers were at a satisfactory academic level. There were no cases of misuse of sources and plagiarism among the received papers.

The members of the committee of experts also agreed that the Competition for the best individual student papers on European integration and Serbia’s EU accession process was an important initiative of the Ministry of European Integration, which contributed not only to a better and more complex reflection on the EU, along with all the processes and transformations that Serbia's integration brings to the community, but also to raising awareness among students about the importance of academic writing and access to topics that are important for the entire society.

The committee of experts also concluded that this prize competition contributed to better informing the public about the importance of European integration for Serbian society.

You can download the Minutes of the Ministry of European Integration on the evaluation of the papers submitted to the Competition for the best student papers on the European Union at the following link.