When we established as EFA’s associate member in Belgrade, we wanted to show to academic and broader public our values and goals: regional and international integration through academic cooperation, European values of democratic dialogue and open discussion, as well as spreading “hunger for knowledge”. Recognizing those same values at the traditional Oratory competition at Faculty of Law in Belgrade and it’s participants, we decided to grant “The Young European” Award and full scholarship for EFA’s summer school on European integration to the student – participant of the Competition, who is determined to champion the cause of human rights and spread the ideas of tolerance, democracy and cooperation. The award is granted every year since 2006 to the student who promotes values of the idea of Serbia as part of European history and cultural heritage, which remains to be the basis for education of young people in the united Europe and is proficient in English or German.
Like in Belgrade, oratory competition at the Faculty of Law is gathering each year students brave enough to stand in front of the auditorium and try to convince them in their ideas in an interesting manner. Since 2012 Club Alpbach Belgrade is giving Young European Award for the best pro-European speech, as same as in Belgrade. We are very satisfied with this cooperation with the Faculty of Law in Kragujevac and we truly hope it will stay this way.