The Treaty of Rome, also known as the EEC Treaty, is an international treaty signed by France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy and the Benelux States, signed in Rome on 25 March 1957 and which entered into force on 1 January 1958, establishing the European Economic Community. It is the 60th anniversary of the signing ceremony this year, so Népkör with six participants (similar to the number of signers at the time) with the support of the municipality of Subotica will organize a three-day series of events offering citizens a chance to cooperate and participate in building a common European achievements, thus developing the future of the common Europe, which is the future of Serbia at the same time. The main motive of the program is the European Union’s four freedom principles: goods, capital, services and free movement of persons.
Serbia is on the right path to EU accession, but the population knows very little about the European Union, its functioning, and the liberties that will be their rights soon.
In the project, using cultural links a three-day event will be organized whereby visitors can directly obtain the information they are interested in from EU citizens which will probably determine the political events of the coming decades.
The goal is to give everyone, from children, through adults, to the elderly, a positive experience of the three days of events that determine their knowledge about the European Union and the principles of freedom. During the meeting, special programs will be organized for each generation, which will help them achieve the goals of the project by means of age-specific tools.
A playhouse will be installed for the youngest featuring games about EU’s achievements, and we are presenting the essence of the Union to adults through conferences, workshops and lectures.
Older generations are targeted at the part of the program where the participating cultural associations highlight the diversity of cultures that enrich the Union.
During the three day meeting, the representatives will introduce themselves in pavilions on the main square of Subotica. They represent primarily local craftsmen and traders, symbolizing the free flow of goods.
During the workshops participants will work up a set of freedom principles in order for them to be able to break down barriers even more which exist among citizens of the Union.