| I STAGE - Lecturers for students on EU-Related Issues, February-May
A series of five reports-discussions were organised for more than 200 senior Vilnius and Siauliai secondary school students on different EU-related issues.
Topics of reports were as follows:
"Costs and Benefits of Lithuania's Membership in the EU"
"Free Movement of Persons: Advantages and Problems"
"Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant and the Future of Lithuanian Energy"
"Relationship with Russia and Lithuania's Integration into the EU"
"Prospects of Agricultural Development in Lithuania"
On the basis of each report more than 80 participants drafted their own presentations, which were delivered to their contemporaries in different Vilnius and Siauliai secondary schools.
II STAGE - Summer camp "Youth on the Way to Europe", June 2001
A seven-day summer camp "Youth on the Way to Europe" was organized by the end of June for
50 best reporters and participants of discussions from Vilnius and Siauliai secondary schools. The programme of the camp contained both work and leisure activities, namely the Council Game where students simulated the EU Council of Ministers and considered the issue of accession of new member countries to the EU, guided discussions on the Future of Young People in the EU, the training on developing presentation skills of students as well as workshops on the country's negotiation process. On the bases of the EU "directives" participants worked out the negotiating positions and conducted negotiations on the Protection of Bats and the Use of Yellow Bicycles in the Capital".
III STAGE - Competition "My School - European School",
Modern Didactics Center was responsible for organization of the competition.
The aim of the competition was to involve secondary school teachers and students in the building of a new democratic school, to develop students' initiative and active participation in school reforms.
The competition was conducted in secondary schools of Lithuania. 143 secondary schools participated in the competition, which submitted 163 projects.
Projects displayed participants' vision of a European school, expressed by means of researches, radio programmes, graffiti, presentations, performances, etc.
Winners of the competition:
Team of Kaunas Sargenai secondary school
- Project-action "Solidarity I".
Team of Klaipeda district Veivirzenai secondary school
- Project of school decoration "Graffiti".
Team of Kursenai Laurynas Ivinskis gymnasium -
Project "Help the friend".
Team of Vilnius Baltupiai secondary school
- Project "Agora"
Poster of the competition (articts R.Kepezinskas)