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MEI Additional course – ACCESSION OF SERBIA TO THE EU, promotion of the EU Law Days On the 15th of May 2019, the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade marked the first of two events promoting EU Law Days, that was also the occasion for closing lecture of the additional two-months course “Accession of Serbia to the European Union”, which is one of the courses held as part of the Master of European Integration curricula, open for Master, Doctoral and Bachelor students interested in EU Law and European Integrations.

The event was opened with introductory speeches by Vice-Dean for International cooperation Docent Dr. Jelena Lepetic, the Head of Master of European Integration Program, Professor Dr. Dragica Vujadinovic and Professor Dr Maja Lukic Radovic, followed by a guest lecture of Dr. Vladimir Ateljevic, Adviser to the Minister of European Integration and member of the Serbian Negotiation Team for the Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the EU for Negotiating Chapters 30 and 31. Dr. Ateljevic spoke about Common Foreign and Security Policy as well as Defence Policy of the European Union, focusing afterwards on the Republic of Serbia and its progress in the aforementioned chapters. The Course “Accession of Serbia to the European union”, traditionally gathers lecturers with the highest level of expertise and experience in the EU Integration process, that includes besides professors from the Faculty of Law, Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences Dr. Tanja Miščević, Head of the Negotiating Team of the Republic of Serbia, Dr Vladimir Medjak, Srdjan Majstorovic and Zoran Sretić, practitioners and Civil Society Representatives dealing with EU integrations since the beginning of negotiation process. After a prolific debate between students and Dr Ateljevic, Professor Dr. Maja Lukic Radovic, along with Ass. Marija Vlajkovic presented SEE Law Journal as an important academic base for promoting EU knowledge and exchange of experiences of both academics and practitioners regarding legal reform, best practices and current legal developments, in the sense of SEE countries integration path, as well as the SEELS Network in which the Faculty of Law University of Belgrade is actively involved, as part of the project “Strengthening the EU Legal Studies in South Eastern Europe”, which is supported and co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union. Finally, symbolically, in the spirit of SEELS goals i.e. to promote EU learning and encourage academic improvements and collaboration, certificates were handed out to students who finished a two-months Additional course dealing with all aspects of European integrations and current EU political and legal issues.