Thursday, December 20, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (December 20,2007) – The Austrian Embassy in Bosnia presented in Sarajevo a booklet entitled “Revealing the EU Together”, aimed to serve as a handbook at Bosnian schools and universities.

The handbook is designed to be used at the German language lessons and has been developed at the initiative of the German lThe anguage lecturers. The brochure contains texts which enable a better understanding of the EU. It also answers many questions related to the issue.

The Austrian Ambassador to Bosnia Werner Almhofer stated at the presentation that the brochure is yet another contribution for Bosnia on its road to the EU. He added that the younger generations are the ones who will profit the most from associating to the EU.

Almhofer emphasized that all the countries striving to become the EU member countries need to know all that there is to know about the EU. The association processes bring rise to many other new challenges for educational systems of every country.

”EU is not solely concerned with the high policy. It is a part of our daily lives and should be treated as such at schools”, Ambassador stated.

Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Bosnia Dimitris Kourkoulas, who attended the presentation, expects that the brochure will provide a better understanding of the European Union.

He expressed gratitude to Austria which helped support Bosnia’s European integrations.

Gratitude for realization of this initiative was also expressed by the Bosnian Advisor to Director for European Integrations Amela Alihodzic. She is of the opinion that this handbook will be of use not only for young people, but also for all Bosnian citizens so that they know mutual benefits of Bosnia’s full membership in the EU.

It has also been emphasized that the presentation of the brochure fits into the context of the recent initialling of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) between Bosnia and the EU.

The brochure was published with support of Austrian Cultural association from Vienna.

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