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Results of the competition for the best student papers on the EU

December 02 2021 | Belgrade

Results of the competition for the best student papers on the EU

The following papers have received the highest marks at the competition for the best student papers on the EU, which the Ministry of European Integration organised on 18 August 2021:

1.   “Green Agenda for the Western Balkans: Challenges and perspectives of green transition and sustainable development in Serbia”, student: Sava Mitrović, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade (first prize);

2.    “EU enlargement policy: revised methodology, new incentives and confusion over terminology”, student: Jovana Popova, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade (second prize);

3.    “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind: advantages of the Republic of Serbia in overcoming the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and achieving sustainable future”, student: Ivona Leskur, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade (third prize).

The Ministry of European Integration organised this competition to directly involve 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 17 papers were submitted to the Ministry, where all 17 of them met the basic criteria and standards set out in the competition documentation. 

The decision on the three top-ranked papers was made by a committee composed of Jelica Stefanović-Štambuk, Ph.D, a professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, Vladimir Vuletić, Ph.D, a professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, and Maja Lukić Radović, Ph.D, associate professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade.

Having read and marked all the papers, the competition committee noted that the papers had met the assessment criteria and that they were at a satisfactory academic level. There were no cases of content misuse or plagiarism among the submitted papers.

The members of the competition committee also agreed that the competition for the best individual student papers on European integration and Serbia’s accession to the European Union was an important initiative of the Ministry of European Integration, which contributed not only to a better and more complex consideration of the EU topic, including all processes and transformations implied in Serbia’s integration into this community, but also to raising the awareness of young students about the importance of academic writing and approach to topics that are essential for the entire society.

The competition committee concluded that the theme of the competition contributed to raising public awareness of the importance of European integration for the Serbian society.

Minutes on the evaluation of papers can be downloaded here.