A shot from show 6 - teams from Leskovac, Čačak, Gornji Milanovac and Loznica
All high schools in Serbia received the now traditional letter co-signed by the Minister of Education of Serbia Žarko Obradović and the Head of Delegation of the European Commission in Serbia Josep M. Lloveras inviting them to participate in the Quiz in October 2008, and a total of 144 schools applied, 40% more than in the previous cycle. The first round, the so-called initial testing took place at Belgrade's Faculty of Law amphitheatre on 13 December 2008. A Test Committee comprised of the representatives of the Delegation of the EC, the Ministry of Education, the European Integration Office of the Government of Serbia and the RTS School Programme editors reviewed all 188 tests on 15 December 2008 and the best scored 32 schools (teams) passed to the official competition round i.e TV shows.
His Excellency Ambassador of Slovakia in Serbia Igor Furdik in his role "Mysterious European" on the set with the Quiz host
Quiz host actor Marko Živić(middle) and Dubravka Savić (first left) Quiz Programme Manager from the EC Delegation, with RTS crew in Studio VIII in Košutnjak
The quiz 60 minute shows were pre-recorded in February and March 2009 in the largest RTS Studio VIII studio in Košutnjak and broadcast from 28 February 2009 until 26 June 2009, every Saturday at 12:30 on RTS channel 1 in the form of 15 episodes. Two re-runs were offered during the week, on Tuesdays at 18:30h and Fridays at 09:00h, on RTS channel 2. Two prime episodes on Saturdays – shows 16 and 17 - were also broadcast on 13 and 20 June showing 5 of the above mentioned trips: what the teams visited, whom they met and their impressions. We wish to thank the EU Ambassadors and diplomats from 18 EU Member States embassies in Belgrade who once again fully supported this activity and whose live participation and valuable prizes play a major role in the success and popularity of the Quiz.
We also wish to thank the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia in supporting the Quiz year after year and including it in the list of official high-school competitions.
WE ALSO WISH TO CONGRATULATE NOT ONLY THE WINNERS BUT ALL THE TEAMS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THIS YEAR'S QUIZ ON THEIR REMARKABLE KNOWLEDGE!
Check this page for the next Quiz cycle planned for school year 2009/2010.
See Quiz winners.