INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2007
EMBRACING THE FUTURE WITH OPTIMISM
Belgrade, 11 August 2007 – On the occasion of 12 August –
International Youth Day, HRH Crown Prince Alexander II sent a letter to Mr.
David Lance Clark, UNDP Resident
Representative and to HE Mrs. Snezana-Samardzic Markovic,
Minister for Youth and Sports of Serbia.
Crown Prince Alexander II expressed his congratulations on
this day, by stressing out that youth are the future of every country, and that
the Serbian youth hope to see visa liberation, better education, jobs, economic
and political stability. When this happens, young people will stop leaving
Serbia in large numbers. In order to achieve this, every kind of effort must be
made, expressed Crown Prince Alexander II.
Although Serbia has moved forward in the past few years, it
is still facing many challenges. Crown Prince Alexander, for his part, has
founded the Foundation for Culture and Education, committed to advance the
education and academic research in Serbia, to stop the brain drain and to help
promote democratic values. The main goal of the Foundation is to help students
connect with the business community and the world. Recent activities include the
cooperation with Anatolia College of Thessaloniki and organizing English courses
by American postgraduate students for the Serbian secondary school pupils, as
well as organizing summer camps in Europe and the US, as well as the EPFL Summer
School of Life Sciences. 22 scholarships have been obtained thanks to the
cooperation with Nottingham University in the UK.
Crown Prince Alexander II firmly believes that everyone must
get involved when it comes to youth. The Crown Prince hopes that a long lasting
cooperation will be established between the UNDP and the Serbian Government.