Within the manifestation European Week of Regions and Cities, Autonomous Province of Vojvodina was the host at the official reception traditionally held at the Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union (EU) in Brussels. The official reception held last night was attended by a large number of representatives of European cities and regions, as well as representatives of European institutions, and this year, OPENS attended the reception too, with the opportunity to present itself to the guests.
“I am especially glad that the Office of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina in Brussels, i.e. Vojvodina European Office in Brussels had the chance to, in a way, support everything that OPENS had done in the previous year. This year, we have the chance to open the topic of young people once again, of their inclusion, their problems and everything they need. Our partners appreciate everything that is done in Serbia and Vojvodina, and Novi Sad too. A title like that takes care about young people who are the future of the country”, Srđan Mačkić, Head of Vojvodina European Office says.
With attractive colourful symbols of OPENS and the video about Vojvodina, all visitors had the chance to meet the title of European Youth Capital Novi Sad, its prior work and plans for sustainable future.
“It is very important that OPENS is here tonight, because that is the title which is an attractive power of Novi Sad and Vojvodina, it is important to draw attention of people to come to Novi Sad and see young people in it because they will be our friends for a long time then. The image of Serbia in the European Union is permanently changing, which is supported by the titles Novi Sad has received, too. I think that according to the total performance, relation to Europe, reliability and principle of keeping one’s word, we make progress faster,” Ištvan Pastor, the President of the Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina explains.
Two large events at the Committee of Cities and Regions are waiting for the OPENS team and the event in the organization of European Youth Forum where three more youth capitals will be presented.