Opening ceremony on Monday was highlighted by a speech delivered by Ivica Bošnjak, State Secretary of Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy. The assembly was addressed by Gentiana Fana, Councilwomen in President’s Youth Council, on behalf of the President of Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.
The European delegates tributed a moment of silence for the fallen victims of Vukovar during yesterday’s Memorial Day on this historical event. After the whole day, EDS Bureau went to lit candles on Vukovarska street in Zagreb, what has been a tradition in Croatia for many years. European Democrat Students President Carlo Giacomo Angrisano Girauta concluded: “May the victims continue to be remembered as a symbol of peace and solidarity”
After delivered speeches and a moment of silence, plenary session, Hrvoje Pandžić, PhD, Associate Professor at University of Zagreb held an interactive lecture “Sustainable Power Systems”.
Second part of the day was marked with a Workshop by the President of Croatian Employers Association in Education, Mislav Balković, PhD, on the topic of Boosting International Attractiveness of European Higher Education Institutions as a way to reduce effects of negative demographic trends.
Yesterday’s meeting finished with discussing the Conference resolution, Motions of the Permanent Working Groups and the Bureau meeting.