The role of civil society in the process of EU accession talks

The role of civil society in the process of EU accession talks

Belgrade, March 2014. Representatives of Adult Education Society attended a training for civil society organisations, named “Introduction to the process of negotiations of accession to the European Union and role of civil society – negotiating chapters 25 (science and research) and 26 (education and culture)”, on March 5th in Palace of Serbia. After the introductory remarks of representatives of government bodies which cooperate with the civil society, as well as representatives of ministries, the present ones had the opportunity to get to know the content of negotiating chapters 25 and 26, in other words key legal framework of European Union for mentioned areas, and also the mechanisms of their formulation and monitoring of implementation. Significant contribution in process of negotiation with the European Union, during a process of joining, was given by former member of negotiating team of Croatia in charged for chapters 25 and 26. Process of joining to the European Union has a special significance for Adult Education Society, as well for the contribution which has been made so far in the field of adult education, so this training was the key for further steps and tendencies to develop a high-quality and stable system of adult education in Serbia.