The Intersection Youth Team of six great high school students represented Serbia at European Student Parliament project in Toulouse, at the of parliamentary science debate, which was held as part of the largest European Open Scientific Forum, ESOF (Euroscience Open Forum).
Representatives of Intersection met in Toulouse with Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation of the European Commission, and discussed with him current issues of today’s science, involving young people’s involvement in making important societal decisions, as well as the participation of Serbia and other Western Balkan countries in the scientific programs of the European Union.
Intersection Youth team and the Intersection leadership will meet Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation on Monday in Toulouse, and hand him over the resolution on “The Future of Mobility”, as the conclusion of the debate in the European Student Parliament. This European Commission Horizon 2020 project involves 70 high school students from 10 countries across Europe, and Intersection’s young team represents Serbia.
Intersection participated at the high-level Horizon 2020 conference that has showcased the dialogue between contemporary European society and the most promising innovations in the field of Cultural Heritage that European policies and funds have supported.
Mistra Urban Futures (MUF) addresses one of today’s key societal challenges: How can sustainable urban development be achieved within our planet’s boundaries? Project vision is to achieve sustainable urbanisation where cities are accessible, green and fair. Mission is to generate and use knowledge for transitions towards sustainable urban futures through reflective co-creation at local and global levels.
Intersection actively participates at the biggest regional forum of economy and development, the Kopaonik Business Forum 2018, known also as “Serbian Davos”. Aleksandra Drecun, the President of Intersection, discussed with the Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development Mladen Šarčević, the President of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts Vladimir Kostić, and the Rector of the University of Belgrade Vladimir Bumbaširević, the future of Education and Science Policy in Serbia.
Kosta Jovanović, Intersection member, explains why he stayed in Serbia, promoting career choice in the field of science and education.
Aleksandra Drecun, the President of Intersection, will be the member of the group, nominated by the Minister for Education, Science and Technological Development. The task of the Group is to prepare a new framework for scientific research in line with the Strategy for Scientific and Technological Development of Serbia (2016-2020) and the Action Plan for its implementation, with the focus on the new model of research funding and establishment of a competitive procedure based on excellence and wider societal impact of research and innovation.
Aleksandra Drecun, the President of Intersection, will participate at two panel discussions at the Science Program of EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in Toulouse, France, the biggest European open forum on science and innovation. Moreover, Intersection participates in the Final debate under the DEBATE SCIENCE! European Student Parliaments project with five young finalists from Serbia that will, together with the selected finalists from all over Europe, discuss the most relevant scientific topics of today.
“DEBATE SCIENCE! European Student Parliaments” project is for the third time coordinated by Intersection in Serbia. This successful project aimed at promoting evidence based policies and involvement of young people in democratic processes is recognized by the European institutions and selected for funding by the EC DG R&I H2020 programme.