Discussion Forum: Future of Europe

 Part of Slovak National Platform was a discussion forum in Košice organised with the support form the City of Kosice on City Magistrate: the Forum was held on the 2nd December 2012.

Tho programme of the whole forum was divided into two parts morning and afternoon session with presentation of speakers and was followed by a panel discussion. Speakers were from the sector of education but represented different groups and viewpoints. The Forum was opened by the mayor of Kosice, Richard Raši. In the first part were present: Miroslav Hajnoš, president of Erasmus Student Network Slovakia, Eva Cangárová, spokeperson of The Youth Parliament in Presov, Martin Pokorný of IUVENTA, Slovak Youth Institute, and Eduard Buraš of Paneuropean Union Slovakia. The afternoon session was conducted by Miroslav Hajnoš and following speakers were present: Lucia Lopošová of Erasmus Mundus Association, Martin Angelovič of Student Council of Higher Education in Slovak Republic, and Maroš Sefčovič, vice-president of the European Commission. Moreover we have have been connected online with Katarína Neveďalová of MEP and European Youth Forum.

The whole forum was held in a friendly atmosphere where students and representatives of different organisations and sectors could claim their viewpoint and thus contribute to fruitful discussion.

We would like to thank our partners and sponsors for helping us prepare this forum and we are looking for more of such discussion in the future.

(author: Júlia Marcinčinová, ESN Slovakia president)