Montenegrin schoolchildren are committed to their interests and make their voices heard in public and politics. For this purpose, the National Students’ Representative Group (UNSCG) was set up, trained and supported.
- Ort, Land:
Montenegrinische Landesschüler*innenvertretung (UNSCG)
15.09.2014 - 31.12.2020
Student* representative bodies have been formally recognized in Montenegro since 2006, but receive little support. Some of their rights have since been restricted again: For example, although they are still allowed to participate in school conferences, they are no longer entitled to vote since a change in the law in 2010.
The project supports students in actively participating in shaping society. Since 2006, student representatives in the country’s 48 secondary schools have been encouraged to stand up for their rights and interests, for example by providing financial support for small projects. In 2011, a state students’ representative body (UNSCG) was founded, but it was only in the following years that it was consolidated both organizationally and financially.
“UNSCG” strives to bring about change and to represent its own interests to politicians. Thus they succeeded in changing the structure of the so far country widely one-day final examination to two days. They also organized the first Social Day in Montenegro in April 2017.
In the meantime, UNSCG has made a name for itself as a “mouthpiece” for students* in Montengro. The large network and a multitude of cooperations, for example also with the Ministry of Education in the design of the school-leaving exams 2020 with regard to COVID19, have increased the visibility of the organization in Montenegro. As with the other youth organizations, however, the strength of “UNSCG” clearly lies in its members and active members. These are organized in three regions: North, Central and South.