The fifth General Assembly of our newest member organisation, the High School Students Union of Montenegro - UNSCG, took place from 1st to 3rd November in Budva, Montenegro. The General Assembly brought together representatives of secondary schools in Montenegro at one place to discuss the most important topics relevant for the work of UNSCG. Marko Petrović from the Board represented SAME on this event.
During my stay in Montenegro I met many interesting people and learned a lot about how UNSCG works. I had a chance to participate in a number of workshops and got to know with which problems the secondary school students in Montenegro are dealing with are.
On the first day of the GA I held a presentation about SAME. I presented the delegates who we are, what we do and how they can get involved in our activities. Many people seemed very interested in our work, which is something I am particularly glad about.
During the GA weekend delegates had the opportunity to participate in numerous workshops on youth-related topics such as youth culture, youth rights, mental health, peer violence and discrimination.
One of the topics was also the Solidarity Action Day. The new delegates were introduced to the concept, while the ones that had previous experience discussed the ways to improve the quality of the project implementation in the next years.
Representing SAME on this event was truly an amazing experience. Seeing so many motivated young people at one place influenced me to work even harder and reminded me of the importance of work that SAME and its member organizations do. Montenegro’s charming scenery and hospitality of the people also contributed greatly to the overall experience
During the official part of the GA, three new board members were elected – one in charge of the Northern region, one in charge of the Southern region and one in charge of marketing and finances.
I wish both newly elected and old board members the best luck in the future work and hope that we will get a chance to visit Montenegro again soon.