PODGORICA – RYCO Local Branch Officer in Montenegro Mr Edin Koljenović, upon the invitation of the Center for Democratic Transition, gave a speech on 13 December at the opening of the conference ”Democratic values of youth”, within the project “Fight against stigmatization of young people”, financially supported by the EU through the ERASMUS+ program.
It was emphasized that our societies will lose the fight for democratic values if we do not perform together, and also that in the process of political consolidation, the media play a very important role. Moreover, it was stressed that it is up to our societies to target young people and motivate to think differently and actively contribute to the promotion of democratic values, and that their our joint goal should be to “continue improving youth policy and create new opportunities for young people.”
Mr. Koljenovic highlighted the importance of promoting democratic values on all possible levels and especially among young generation. He stressed that this is still important topic within the European Union and that it should be even more important to our societies which are still in the processes of democratic consolidation. The best model to work on this is sharing challenges and experience and trying to tackle it through cooperation and mutual understanding.