Belgrade, 17 October 2022

EU PRO Plus 2023 Calendar Competition "What is your Super Skill?"

The European Union (EU) programme for local development - EU PRO Plus has today opened an award-winning art competition for high school students from 99 cities and municipalities in the regions of Šumadija and Western and Southern and Eastern Serbia on the topic "What is your Super Skill?". With the support of the EU and the Ministry of European Integration, the competition has traditionally been organised for more than a decade now with a view to encouraging creativity and to motivating them to be active in their communities.

This year's theme, which follows the decision of the European Commission to declare 2023 the European Year of Skills, should encourage young people to recognize and present their talents and interests in and out of school in an artistic format, as well as to find out what kind of education in the country and abroad  would help them to transform their talents into professional skills, which will respond to the new needs of the labor market and which they would apply in their future professions.

The high school pupils, as well as the general public, will be able to vote online, through the EU PRO Plus programme website, and thus select 12 works from a narrow competition of the 20 best works, previously selected by the internal jury. Online voting opens after the competition closes and will last for five days. The “voice of the audience” will participate as the fifth member of the jury and with that vote, the jury members will choose the 12 best works that will be found on the pages of the EU PRO Plus programme calendar for 2023.

The authors of the 12 winning works will receive prizes, laptops and tablet computers and mobile phones, while the school that proves to be the most engaged in organisation of the internal school contest, during which the works for participation in the competition will be selected, will be awarded a laptop and a projector

The competition is open until 20 November, 2022, while the propositions  are available on the EU PRO Plus website.