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Media Coalition and USAID Put Media Literacy in Focus
December 15, 2014

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.

Campaign to Educate Public on New Misdemeanors Law Kicks off
May 7, 2014

BELGRADE – Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković kicked off an educational outreach campaign for the new Law on Misdemeanors at a press conference on May 7, 2014.  Dragomir Milojević, President of the High Court Council and the Supreme Court of Cassation, and Zoran Pašalić, President of the Appellate Misdemeanor Court, also participated in the announcement.  

Competitiveness of Civil Society Organizations as Social Care Services Providers
April 30, 2014

Civil society organizations (CSOs) provide nearly one-third of all local social care services in Serbia and have higher networking potential, according to the results of “Comparative study of local social service deliverers in Serbia,” presented today at restaurant “Martaan” in Belgrade. Trag Foundation conducted this study in partnership with SeCons Development Initiative Group, within Social Care Reform Initiative, which is funded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

April 23, 2014

On Wednesday, April 23, approximately 100 people from civil society organizations throughout Serbia attended USAID’s post-solicitation conference for its newly announced Annual Program Statement, Serbian Civil Society Partners.  Through this APS - which is essentially a standing, year-long call for proposals -  USAID Serbia is soliciting applications from local NGOs to support democratic and economic development , with a funding range between $200-500,000.  The conference enabled potential applicants to learn about this mechanism and ask questions about USAID's grant making process, expandi

NALED and USAID Present a Competition for the Revitalization of Abandoned Public Spaces
April 16, 2014

BELGRADE – National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) presented a competition today for the transformation of abandoned public spaces (brownfield locations) into inspirational gathering places for young, entrepreneurial and talented people from the spheres of art, culture and education.

Employment Through Knowledge
March 28, 2014

NOVI SAD – The first ICT Cluster Academy was launched in Novi Sad today. Through training, specialized courses and practical work, the students of the Academy of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) will acquire the knowledge and skills that will enable them to find employment more easily. Upon completion of the six month training, the students will receive internships in firms that are members of the Vojvodina ICT Cluster.

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Last updated: December 19, 2014

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