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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:00am

Belgrade The Media Coalition and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have successfully completed the Campaign for Media Literacy – a fifteen-month project to strengthen and support the democratization of Serbian society by promoting media literacy and independent and accountable journalism.

The Campaign for Media Literacy facilitated new channels of communication and cooperation among the Ministries of Education and Culture, teachers, youth, and civil society organizations in the promotion of media literacy.  Events in Novi Sad, Niš, Loznica, Čačak, Belgrade, Kragujevac, Subotica, and Vrbaš focused on youth comprehension of media and encouraged proactive consumption and production of media content.  Journalists also provided training in the use of social media and moderated a series of public debates about the ongoing media reform.

The project held 22 workshops with 211 trainees across Serbia, hosted 16 public events with more than 200 participants, created four webinars (available online), and produced three educational brochures as well as ethical guidelines for journalists working online.

With support from USAID/OFDA and ECHO, Mercy Corps and UniCredit Bank team up to provide flood relief
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:00am

Through funding provided by USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and the European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), a total of 3,090 households will have the opportunity to start renovating their homes and small businesses over the next three months.  As part of these efforts, Mercy Corps has recently delivered UniCredit bank gift cards to families affected by the May floods in both Sabac and Koceljeva. 

Supreme Court Of Cassation Launches Website And Information Desk
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:00pm

In a ceremony to promote increased transparency and openness of courts, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and Supreme Court Chief Justice Dragomir Milojević’s opened the Supreme Court of Cassation’s new information desk and officially launched its website on Thursday, September 18, 2014 in the main hall of the Supreme Court of Cassation building.

Ambassador Kirby and Minister of Defense Gasic Emphasize Importance of Anti-Corruption Efforts in Security Sector
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 10:00am

Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and Minister of Defense Bratislav Gasić highlighted the importance of strengthening anti-corruption efforts in the security sector at the conference on the Partnership for Integrity in the Security Sector in Serbia organized by the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) today.

Civic Initiatives’ Closing Ceremony Showcases Two Year Results
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 9:00am

The closing ceremony for the Empowered Youth for Positive Changes in South Serbia and Sandžak project was held today at Cultural Center Grad.

USAID Disburses one-time Financial Assistance to Vulnerable Families whose Livelihoods were Destroyed in Recent Floods
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:00am

 In Obrenovac, the neediest families have received a pre-loaded gift card for $330 issued by UniCredit Bank and intended for the reconstruction of their households. The gift cards may be used without any conditions – the recipients determine their needs and priorities - at ATMs or anywhere that accepts Mastercard debit cards. Though the gift card may not cover all of their needs, it will certainly help jumpstart the recovery process.

Azza El-Abd Sworn In As Mission Director for Serbia
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:00am

Washington, D.C. - Azza El-Abd was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Serbia.  USAID Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Paige Alexander administered the oath.

As Mission Director for Serbia, Ms. El-Abd will be responsible for managing USAID’s program with the objective of supporting Serbia’s efforts to strengthen democratic practices and institutions, increase economic growth, and improve the quality of education.

South Serbia Youth and Entrepreneurs Recognized for Participation in YouthBuild Program
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:00am

Bujanovac – United States Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, Predrag Ranić, Head of Caritas Luxembourg Mission in Serbia, and Maja Stojanović, Executive Director at Civic Initiatives, awarded certificates to the third generation of participants in the YouthBuild program in South Serbia.  Municipal representatives also distributed letters of recognition to thirty local entrepreneurs for their participation and support. 

E-Learning Program Benefits Local Economic Development
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 9:15am

BELGRADE – Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, Deputy Prime Minister Kori Udovički and President of the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM) Zoran Perišić presented certificates to 61 officials from 22 municipalities throughout Serbia today.  These local officials successfully finished the e-learning program whose goal was to gain the knowledge and skills needed to better manage economic development in their communities, attract new local and foreign investments, and create jobs.

Horticulture Incubator Program Creates Jobs For Youth
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 9:00am

NOVI BEČEJ – Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, State Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Sport Nenad Borovčanin, Novi Bečej Mayor Saša Šućurović, president of the Kikinda municipal Assembly Aleksandra Majkić, and the Assistant Mayor of Zrenjanin Duško Radišić, ceremonially opened greenhouses today that have been built with support from the Youth Horticulture Incubator Program.

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