- Published: 11.03.2013.
Marijana Balić on internship in Bruxelles
Institute Robert Schuman and the Group of the European People's Party in the European Parliament jointly carry out the project "MEP Assistant Training for Croatian Parties belonging to the EPP Family"Forthcoming on the occasion of Croatian accession to the European Union, the prestigious Institute Robert Schuman and the Group of the European People's Party in the European Parliament jointly carry out the project "MEP Assistant Training for Croatian Parties belonging to the EPP Family."
The only candidate from the Vukovar-Srijem County is Marijana Balić (project manager in the Department of regional development , promotion of the region and investment attracting in Development Agency of Vukovar-Srijem County Hrast Ltd.). The program is designed as a series of two-week training in Budapest, and a three-week practical training (internship) at the European Parliament in the office of MEP in Brussels and Strasbourg. The first phase was held in Budapest from 24th to 28th September in 2012 entitled "Fundamentals of the European Union and the European People's Party." Education was included in areas such as: the history of Croatian accession to the EU, the structure and experience of working in the European Parliament as an employee and as an assistant, the organization of the European People's Party, history, development, institutional structure and future of the EU, assertive communication training, Croatia in the EU and financial policy of the EU (cohesion policy, funds, financial institutions).
Continuation of the education entitled "Essentials of Members of the European Parliament," was held from 5th to 9th November 2012, also in Budapest. This training covered areas such as: the organization and functioning of representative offices, work of assistant representatives, parliamentary procedures and activities, public relations, organization and operation of the European People's Party, interest groups and lobbyists, time management and protocol. After two successfully completed seminars, participants were given certificates that they are qualified for an assistant representative in the European Parliament.
The project is currently in its final phase and includes student internships at the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg. All students will finish off the practical part in the European Parliament from 4th to 22th March 2013 where they will assist certain representatives in their work and also learn, in order to be better prepared for Croatian representatives who will come to the parliament after 1st of July this year, after Croatia officially becomes a member of the European Union.
Marijana Balić in the European Parliament has the honour and pleasure of working with the representative and politician from Romania, the ethnic Hungarian origin, Mr. Csaba Sógor, who is a member of the Committee of Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and also a Committee of Employment and Social Policy.