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Advocacy / Local Community Advocacy to Support Social Inclusion 2013

Organisation
Place
Amount (EUR)
Center for Independent Living of Persons with Disabilities 
Kragujevac
9,430.27
Due to the lack of personal assistant service for persons with disabilities in Kragujevac, the association has successfully influenced local authorities in Kragujevac which adopted the Decision on financing the service of 10 personal assistants in 2014. Apart from lobbying and regular meetings with the representatives of local authorities, the members of the association have created a network for the support to the advocacy campaign, they organized a roundtable, public events, inclusive sports day and music and dance performances and they have established cooperation with local media.
Citizens Association „Oasis of Safety”
Kragujevac
10,024.00
Through this project, the association “Oasis of Safety” has influenced the empowerment of women in rural areas, as well as the allocation of funds from the budget of the City of Kragujevac in 2014 for the programs intended for women in rural areas, which will be awarded through open competition. Workshops on handicrafts were organized for the women in villages where they could learn about social entrepreneurship, and public meetings, collection of signatures for the petition and the exhibition of handicrafts were organized. 
Citizen's Association “Women's Initiative”
Priboj
10,098.46
The association “Women's Initiative” has successfully influenced the Municipality of Priboj, which has introduced free legal aid to support the victims of domestic violence and single parents. The members of the association organized two roundtables and a performance on the subject of domestic violence, and held regular meetings with the representatives of the Municipality of Priboj. A Memorandum on cooperation, defining common action plan, was signed with the most important institutions on local level competent for the prevention and fight against domestic violence. 
Citizens' Association “Jelek”
Grocka, Beograd
11,002.66
The association “Jelek” influenced the members of Assembly of the City of Belgrade to allocate funds for the provision of social services in the municipality of Grocka. At the same time, the association has been developing the programs of psycho-social support to single parents through workshops and counseling via telephone and email. It organized two round tables, public actions and has been promoting this topic in the media.
Citizens' Association “Prodor”
Kraljevo
10,694.64
The association has influenced developing of a mechanism of regular communication between the citizens and the members of the Assembly of the City of Kraljevo and citizens by convening special public meeting once in every six months, where the members of the Assembly answer the questions of citizens submitted via contact-platform “Ask the MEMEBR OF THE ASSEMBLY”. The Association has established a network of support, organized a panel discussion, street actions and signing of the petition.
Citizens' Association “Aurora”
Bor
10,951.90
The association “Aurora” has influenced developing the model of support for the implementation of inclusive education in Bor, as well as the municipality of Bor to allocate funds from the budget for the establishment of the Fund for educational inclusion, in order to enable the implementation of the Rulebook on additional educational, health and social support for children and students. In addition to lobbying and regular meetings with the representatives of the Municipality of Bor, the association organized a round table, several public events in schools, and promotional activities in the media.
Citizens' Association “Evo ruka”
Zemun, Beograd
10,966.83
In order to develop a strategic approach to the care of children and improve the quality of programs intended for children, the association has influenced the members of the Assembly of the municipality of Zemun to adopt Local Action Plan for children in the municipality of Zemun. Several creative workshops, public events and sports events, as well as two round tables were organized. The Association has hired an expert to draft LAP and conducted a survey in primary schools in Zemun, in order to analyze the needs for developing programs and providing support to children.
Eco Movement “Moravski orašak”
Trstenik
10,966.83
 The advocacy campaign of “Moravski orašak” resulted in gaining the support of the Municipality of Trstenik and adopting the Decision on the criteria for determining the cost of collection, transportation and disposal of municipal waste in the municipality of Trstenik, which has changed the method for billing of the service of waste disposal, which is now being charged based on the amount of waste, not by square meter of the apartment. A public debate and a number of public actions for measuring waste and collecting recyclable materials were organized, and a working group for the drafting of the Decision was formed prior to its adoption.
Citizens' Association “Porečje”
Vučje, Leskovac
10,997.62
The association has influenced the municipality of Leskovac to allocate funds from the budget for the programs of environmental activities, and eco-education for the young. At the same time, the members of the association have addressed the problem of improper disposal of used batteries. They organized a camp for young people who have joined the campaign, several public events in Porečje and Leskovac, where the citizens have been collecting used batteries, set 4 containers for used batteries, and reached the agreement with a private operator on taking over and storiging collected batteries.
Asylum Prtotection Center (APC/CZA)
Lajkovac, Bogovođa
10,536.59
 In order to provide primary health care for asylum seekers, as well as for local citizens of Bogovađa village, in the Municipality of Lajkovac, Asylum Protection Center has successfully advocated for the extension of working hours of village infirmary in Bogovađa to full time in one shift. The center organized health-related workshops, cultural corner, exchange of letters and messages of asylum seekers and local citizens of Bogovađa, a friendly football match and the collection of signatures for a petition, which was submitted to the Mayor of Lajkovac.
Agronomy Center Priboj 10,105.4
The Agronomy Center has successfully influenced the Assembly of the Municipality of Priboj, which adopted the Decision establishing the obligation for institutions dealing with organized nutrition of children to implement public procurement procedures of food based on the criteria set up in accordance with the Law on Food Safety starting from 1 January 2015. The representatives of the Center organized a number of workshops for children in pre-school institutions, street masquerade, and they have held regular meetings with the representatives of the Municipality of Priboj and established cooperation with local media.
Citizens' Association “Jerina's Town”
Trstenik
10,373.76
In order to provide space for youth programs in Trstenik, the association “Jerina's Town” has implemented a campaign to influence the Municipality of Trstenik to allocate space to the network of local youth organizations for a period of 5 years. They organized a competition and exhibition of art photography for secondary school students, a concert of local bands, a panel discussion, a major football match of local football clubs, meetings with representatives of the Municipality of Trstenik, lobbying, and media promotion.
Civic Alliance for Social Inclusion – GASI
Požega
10,583.16
As a local network of organizations that deal with all socially disadvantaged and minority groups in Požega, GASI, has influenced the Municipality of Požega to adopt a Decision on the reconstruction of the old Skrapež river water supply system and thus contributed to solving the problem of insufficient water supply for the citizens. They have created a network of support, conducted a survey among the members of the Assembly of the Municipality regarding support for the campaign, collected citizens' signatures for support, organized a concert and media promotion, as well as regular meetings with the representatives of the Municipality.
Užice Center for Human Rights and Democracy
Užice
10,740.20
 The organization has influenced the Assembly of the City of Užice to adopt a Decision on drafting Social Protection Strategy for the period 2014-2019. The representatives of the organization held meetings with the members of the Assembly, the Mayor and the representatives of the Council for Gender Equality, conducted media campaign, organized street actions and collecting signatures for the petition.
Novi Sad Cycling Initiative
Novi Sad
10,016.04
Novi Sad Cycling Initiative has influenced the City Assembly of Novi Sad to adopt the Decision on drafting the Strategy for the Development of Cycling in Novi Sad and thus affect the improvement of infrastructure for cycling and increase the safety of cyclists. They organized several street actions, media campaign, online petition, created a network for support, organized meetings with the representatives of Public Enterprise for City Construction and Development, City Administration for Transport and Roads, the members of City Council and City Assembly. 
“E-Fortress”
Niš
10,253.8
 The Association has influenced the City Council to adopt the Decision on amending the Rulebook on internal organization and systematization of the Administration for Citizen Affairs and its Department for General Affairs in order to introduce e-services in city administration. They created a web service, organized online campaign, collected signatures for a petition, organized street actions and lobbying. They organized meetings with the the Administration for Citizen Affairs and its Department for General Affairs, the Deputy Mayor, the members of the City Council, the Agency for ICT and the members of the City Assembly.
Citizens' Association “Iskra – Loznica”
Loznica
9,771.75
The Association has influenced the Municipality of Loznica to adopt the Decision on drafting Local Action Plan to combat diseases related to addiction for the period 2014-2016 and thereby influence the prevention of drug use among young people in the municipality of Loznica. They organized a sports tournament for the young, a competition for literary and art works, an exhibition, workshops with children and young people, media campaigns and lobbying the representatives of the Municipality of Loznica.
“Association “Woment of the South”
Pirot
10,370.79
The representatives of the Association “Woment of the South” have successfully influenced the Municipality of Pirot to adopt the Decision on drafting the Action Plan for the improvement of the status of women for the period 2014-2017. They organized a workshop for making Christmas cards with messages addressed to the representatives of the Municipality, competition for literary and video work on the theme of the improvement of the status of women in Pirot, the exhibition of the best works, a public forum and they have held regular meetings with the representatives of the Municipality of Pirot.
Zrenjanin Educational Center
Zrenjanin
10,469.73
Through advocacy campaign, the representatives of the Center have addressed the problem of accessibility to health facilities for women with disabilities, especially with regard to gynecological examination and they have influenced the Health Centre “Dr. Bosko Vrebalov” to allocate funds in the annual financing plan for Women's Clinic in 2015 to procure hydraulic gynecological chair and to adapt one of the premises of the Clinic for the installation of the chair. They organized public actions on the occasion of Women's Day and Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, as well as a round table, panel discussion and press conference, regular meetings with the representatives of the Health Center.
“Safe Pulse of Youth”
Beograd
8,015.19
Through the advocacy campaign the “Safe Pulse of Youth” has influenced the Municipality of Stari grad in Belgrade to allocate municipal space for the purpose of establishing a center for counseling and support for LGBT individuals and families of LGBT people for a period of at least 5 years. They organized a number of panel discussions, live libraries, collected signatures for a petition, drafted the program of Counseling center, as well as meetings with the representatives of the Municipality of Stari grad and the Agency for Commercial Space of this municipality.
“Proaktiv”
Mediana, Niš
10,016.04
The organization has influenced the Administration of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport of the City of Niš to establish the Council of secondary school students of Niš which would advocate for their rights and interests. They organized press conferences, media campaign, a study visit to the Union of Secondary School Students of Serbia, consultation meetings, lobbying and created a network for support. 
Citizens' Association “Zlatibor Circle” 
Čajetina
534.38
Through public activities, media promotion and lobbying decision makers, the organization has advocated the expansion of social services for children with disabilities by introducing home help services, which would include 18 new beneficiaries from rural areas.
(The second installment of donation approved in 2012)
Timočki klub 
Knjaževac
537.49
Through its activities, the organization contributed to the adoption of the decision on financing home help services in the house for children with developmental disorders for 2013 in the municipality of Knjaževac. A wide support network was established and actively participated in all activities, including creative workshops for children with developmental disorders and an exhibition of their works on the day when the Assembly of the Knjaževac municipality was meeting and deciding on the 2013 budget.
(The second installment of donation approved in 2012)
Citizens' Association “Parent”
Beograd – Zemun
535.96
The goal of this project was to influence the increasing of budget allocations for social services for children with developmental disorders and their families by opening new or using existing budget lines for financing necessary social services in the Zemun municipality. Decision makers were influenced by round tables, public events, lobbying and media campaigns.
(The second installment of donation approved in 2012)
Citizens' reading- room “Pirgos”/Association Pirgos“
Pirot
541.32
The association ran an advocacy campaign for the sustainability of home assistance for children
 with disabilities by increasing the budgetary item for financing the service. A significant support base for this subject was established in the community, the presence of the subject in local media was provided and a round table and support concert were organized. By sending motivational letters to all the members of the Assembly of the Pirot municipality and by holding regular meetings with representatives of local authorities, the support for the project goal was provided.
(The second installment of donation approved in 2012)
Association for Help to Persons with Mental Disabilities of the Trstenik Municipality
Trstenik 
528.45
The association advocated the adoption of a formal decision by the Municipal Assembly on the establishment of day care services for children with disabilities and the allocation of budgetary funds for the following year (2013) for financing the service.
(The second installment of donation approved in 2012)
Citizens’ Association “Lužnica craft works – W.E.V. (Women Ethno Village)”
Babušnica
536.81
Through its advocacy action, the organization influenced the members of the Assembly of the Babušnica municipality to adopt the decision to allocate RSD 1,000,000 from the self-government budget by January 2013 for the expansion of home help services for children with disabilities living in rural areas.
(The second installment of donation approved in 2012)
Association “Forum of Civil Action – FORCA”
Požega
629.75
Through an advocacy initiative, “FORCA” has influenced local self-government to allocate funds from the municipality budget for the sustainability of day care services for children with disabilities. The Citizens’ Alliance for Social Inclusion was established during the project and included several organizations from the region, which provided the operating space as well as part of the funds for furnishing said space.
(The second installment of donation approved in 2012)
Educational humanitarian organization
Prokuplje
528.3
The advocacy goal was to influence the Assembly of the Prokuplje municipality to adopt the decision on financing new models of social protection and to include home help services as a special appropriation in the budget for 2012 in the amount of RSD 4,100,000.
(The second installment of donation approved in 2012)
Center for informal education “Second step”
Stara Pazova
543.61
Through public advocacy activities, the organization influenced the municipal authority to expand home help services for the children with disabilities and their families, and to provide professional assistance and care for another twelve children in need.
(The second installment of donation approved in 2012)
Citizens’ Association “Aurora”
Bor
539.78
“Aurora” has advocated the allocation of budget funds from the Bor municipality for day care services by the end of 2013. A support network with citizens’ associations from the municipality was established, a street action and round table on this subject were organized, and local media provided media support for all activities. In addition, support of competent authorities of local self-government was provided so the decision on the financing of this service was adopted unanimously.
(The second installment of donation approved in 2012)



Local Community Advocacy to Support Social Inclusion 2012

Organization
Place
Amount (EUR)
Citizens' Association “Zlatibor Circle”
Čajetina
4.974,88
Through public activities, media promotion and lobbying decision makers, the organization has advocated the expansion of social services for children with disabilities by introducing home help services, which would include 18 new beneficiaries from rural areas.
Timočki klub
Knjaževac
4.999,33
Through its activities, the organization contributed to the adoption of the decision on financing home help services in the house for children with developmental disorders for 2013 in the municipality of Knjaževac. A wide support network was established and actively participated in all activities, including creative workshops for children with developmental disorders and an exhibition of their works on the day when the Assembly of the Knjaževac municipality was meeting and deciding on the 2013 budget.
Citizens' Association “Parent”
Belgrade – Zemun
4.965,40
The goal of this project was to influence the increasing of budget allocations for social services for children with developmental disorders and their families by opening new or using existing budget lines for financing necessary social services in the Zemun municipality. Decision makers were influenced by round tables, public events, lobbying and media campaigns.
Citizens' reading- room “Pirgos”/Association “Pirgos
Pirot
5.023,02
The association ran an advocacy campaign for the sustainability of home assistance for children with disabilities by increasing the budgetary item for financing the service. A significant support base for this subject was established in the community, the presence of the subject in local media was provided and a round table and support concert were organized. By sending motivational letters to all the members of the Assembly of the Pirot municipality and by holding regular meetings with representatives of local authorities, the support for the project goal was provided.
Association for Help to Persons with Mental Disabilities of the Trstenik Municipality
Trstenik
4.902,12
The association advocated the adoption of a formal decision by the Municipal Assembly on the establishment of day care services for children with disabilities and the allocation of budgetary funds for the following year (2013) for financing the service.
Citizens’ Association “Lužnica craft works – W.E.V. (Women Ethno Village)”
Babušnica
5.007,14
Through its advocacy action, the organization influenced the members of the Assembly of the Babušnica municipality to adopt the decision to allocate RSD 1,000,000 from the self-government budget by January 2013 for the expansion of home help services for children with disabilities living in rural areas.
Association “Forum of Civil Action – FORCA”
Požega
5.590,05
Through an advocacy initiative, “FORCA” has influenced local self-government to allocate funds from the municipality budget for the sustainability of day care services for children with disabilities. The Citizens’ Alliance for Social Inclusion was established during the project and included several organizations from the region, which provided the operating space as well as part of the funds for furnishing said space.
Educational humanitarian organization
Prokuplje
4.910,11
The advocacy goal was to influence the Assembly of the Prokuplje municipality to adopt the decision on financing new models of social protection and to include home help services as a special appropriation in the budget for 2012 in the amount of RSD 4,100,000.
Center for informal education “Second step”
Stara Pazova
5.046,71
Through public advocacy activities, the organization influenced the municipal authority to expand home help services for the children with disabilities and their families, and to provide professional assistance and care for another twelve children in need.
Citizens’ Association “Aurora”
Bor
5.003,28
“Aurora” has advocated the allocation of budget funds from the Bor municipality for day care services by the end of 2013. A support network with citizens’ associations from the municipality was established, a street action and round table on this subject were organized, and local media provided media support for all activities. In addition, support of competent authorities of local self-government was provided so the decision on the financing of this service was adopted unanimously.



Advocacy 2011

Organisation
Town
Amount (EUR)
Resource Center Majdanpek
Majdanpek
9.777,75
The objective of the project is to influence the members of the Municipal Assembly of Majdanpek to make an appropriation of 2 million dinars until the 31st of December for financing mobile medical teams in the municipality which provide medical examinations to women from remote rural areas, within the framework of the Decision on Municipal Budget for 2012.
Association “Proactive”
Niš
9.803,55
The objective of the project is to influence the members of the City Committee to allocate 1.5 million for financing and co-financing 
the projects promoting a better quality of life for young people. These projects should be selected at a public competition, starting from 2012.
Resource Center Bor
Bor
9.788,07
The objective of the project is to influence the members of the Municipal Assembly of Bor to adopt a Decision by 2011 (to become applicable in the beginning of 2012), on competition opening for the allocation of funds to citizens’ association for budget line 481 – grants to non-profit, non-governmental and other organizations, in the amount of 9.500, 000.00 RSD, under clearly defined terms, procedures and criteria.
Association “Pirgos”
Pirot
9.803,55
The objective is to influence the members of the Municipal Assembly of Pirot to adopt a Decision on budget for 2012 by the end of 2011, encompassing a new budgetary appropriation regarding the economic empowerment of women from rural area, in the amount of 2,000,000 dinars, which will be awarded at a public competition.
Association “Academy of Womens entrepreneurship”
Kikinda
9.101,82
The objective of the project is to influence the members of the Municipal Assembly of Kikinda to adopt a Decision on budget for 2012, with budgetary item of 4 million dinars to finance the program for the establishment and development of the "Centre for Entrepreneurship Development", which will be used in accordance with the principle of gender equality, fair and transparent allocation of resources.
Center for Civil Society Development (CCSD)
Zrenjanin
9.741,63
The objective is to influence the members of the City Assembly of Zrenjanin to make an appropriation of 2.000.000 dinars within the budget for 2012, for the provision of accessibility to Service Centre in the city administration and 4 infirmaries (health centres) in four local communities.
Human Rights Committee Niš
Niš
9.788,07
The objective is to influence the members of the City Assembly of Niš to make an appropriation of 3.500.000 dinars from the amount allocated to the Administration for Education within the budget for 2012, for installing access ramps to educational institutions for people with disabilities.

Advocacy 2010

Organisation
Town
Amount (EUR)
Association “Pavlos”
Vlasotince
8,338.03
Exercising influence on the councilors of municipal Assembly of Vlasotince in order to adopt the Decision on competition opening for the allocation of the resources to the citizens‘ associations in compliance with defined terms, procedures and criteria for allocation and its application to the budget for 2011.
“From the Circle”
Belgrade
12,265.95
Increasing the level of accessibility of primary health care, particularly in the area of gynecology, for women with disabilities in Belgrade through adopting the Decision on purchasing 4 chairs for 4 gynecological health centers by the Secretariat for Health Protection of the City of Belgrade in the period of one year.
Citizens’ Association “Lighthouse”
Loznica
8,432.40
Exercising influence on city authorities and the Council for young people to adopt the Decision on establishment of the Team for the prevention and protection of children and young people from violence and exercising influence on members of the City Council to adopt a three-year program for prevention and protection of children and young people from violence which would create a team provided for in the budget for 2011 (as well as for the next two years) and which would allocate resources for their activities.
Organization for Development and Democracy Bujanovac
Bujanovac
11,501.76
Exercising influence on the Gender Equality (GE) Council to adopt the Strategy for improving the status of women and GE, Action Plan for the Council for GE of Bujanovac municipality and to empower women for their activism.
Center for the Development of Civil Society
Zrenjanin
8,432.40
Exercising influence on the mayor of Zrenjanin in order to adopt the Decision on establishment of the Office for the improvement of status of persons with disabilities and to allocate funds to ensure the accessibility of two buildings (institutions or public facilities) to wheelchair users.
Cultural Centre “Damad”
Novi Pazar
8,432.40
Establishment of the Council for Inter-Ethnic Relations and the adoption of the framework plan and fields of action by the Assembly of Novi Pazar.
Committee for Human Rights from Niš
Niš
8,700.43
Exercising influence on Assembly councilors of the City of Niš in order to remove architectural obstacles at buildings and access points (institutions of public administration, health, culture and education) under the jurisdiction of local self-government.
Citizens’ Association “Zeleni ključ” 
Niš
11,557.42
Exercising influence on Assembly councilors of the city of Niš in order to adopt the Decision on amendments of the Decision on maintaining of public cleanliness (Official Gazette of the city of Niš No. 89/2005 - consolidated text) which would create conditions for organized transportation of municipal waste in two villages - Lalinac and Kamenica.
Center for Creative Development - Knjaževac
Knjaževac
8,429.39
Adopting of the Decision of the municipal Assembly of Knjaževac on the allocation of the resources from the budget of local self-government for funding the projects created and realized by young people through public competition with defined conditions, criteria and procedures.
Roma Women's Association "Osvit"
Niš
11,307.87
Exercising influence on the Assembly of the City of Niš in order to adopt the Decision on providing the premises for Roma Culture Centre and on allocation of 600.000 dinars from the budget for the activities of Roma Culture Centre.
Association of Single Mothers Niš
Niš
14,588.40
Adopting the Decision by the Assembly of the City of Niš on the introduction of a particular point regarding the allocation of resources of NGOs within the framework of budget line 481 aiming at transparent and more efficient distribution based on the principles of programme and project activities.
People’s Parliament
Leskovac
14,586.46
Exercising influence on the councilors of the Assembly of the City of Leskovac in order to adopt the Decision on the amendment of the Article 60 of the City Statute and on the reduction of the number of signatures required to launch a public initiative before the Assembly of Local Self-government from 25% to 5-10% by the end of 2010.
Regional Centre of Civic Action LINGUA GM AMB
Kraljevo
14,000.98
Exercising Influence on decision-makers: the mayor, City Council and City Assembly to adopt the Decision on the establishment of the Service for Free Legal Aid until Decembre 2011 as well as to allocate financial resources from the budget for 2011 for the operating of the Service for Free Legal Aid.
Užice Center for Human Rights and Democracy
Užice
15,270.17
Adopting the Decision/Decree of the Council of the City of Užice on co-financing from the budget the projects of local civic associations supported from pre-accession funds of the EU until the end of 2010.
Citizens’ Association “Rainbow”
Ada
14,580.62
Exercising influence on local self-government to adopt the decision and support the employment of disabled persons and other categories of population that face difficulties in job seeking within local community institutions.
Citizens’ Association “Parent”
Belgrade
14,505.74
Exercising influence on the councilors of the municipal Assembly of Zemun in order to adopt the Decision on the establishment of local coordinative body for inter-sectorial cooperation between all public institutions on local level that are competent for the protection of children from abuse and neglect.
Municipal parliament the "Free" City of Vršac
Vršac
14,523.24
Exercising influence on the councilors of the municipal Assembly of Vršac to adopt the Decision on city park protection until the end of 2010 based on the proposition contained in the Study on the Protection of the City Park which was developed based on the proposition of Institute for Nature conservation from 2002.
Centre for Independent Lives of Persons with Disabilities of Serbia
Belgrade
14,639.37
Exercising influence on the councilors of the municipal Assembly of New Belgrade to adopt the Decision on funds allocation from city budget for 2011 for the employment of 5 personal assistants.
Citizens’ Association “Lužničke rukotvorine - ŽEC” 
Babušnica
2,041.22
The organization deals with the problem of unemployment among women in the municipality of Babušnica since there are more than 1000 unemployed women according to the recent data. Through the revival of traditional crafts (weaving in the traditional way, preparing food for the winter according to traditional recipes, etc.) and through provision of financial support from the Municipality to start workshops of old crafts, the organization aims at reducing the number of unemployed women.
Second installments of donations approved in 2009.
Union of Ecologists - UNECO, Regional Center Paraćin 
Paraćin
2,054.33
UNECO deals with the protection and prevention from further devastation of Grza river spring which represents important hydrological resource of highest quality drinking water.The organization exercises influence on the councilors to make a decision on declaring the river Grza spring protected natural area as a natural monument.Second installments of donations approved in 2009.
Citizens’ Association “Sfera No.” 
Belgrade
2,062.00
The association, with the assistance of school administration, the administration of Secretariat for Communal Affairs and pupils in elementary schools aims at exercising influence on councilors to allocate funds from the budget for the procurement of containers for waste sorting. The goal of the association is to initiate the process of waste separation together with the pupils of elementary school „Stefan Nemanja“ in the municipal area of Savski Venac, where the pupils would collect and separate the waste and, at the same time through Students' Parliament, would have the opportunity to decide how to spend the money they earned.
Second installments of donations approved in 2009.
Citizens’ Association API - Association for Promoting Inclusion in Serbia 
Belgrade
2,005.79
The organization deals with the problem of persons with disabilities or mentally challenged persons in the municipality of Savski venac. It advocates the introduction of a mobile support team financed from the budget of the Municipality that would provide assistance to the most vulnerable persons to exercise their rights and meet their needs.Second installments of donations approved in 2009.

 

Advocacy 2009

Organisation
Town
Amount (EUR)
Society for Roma Emancipation “Kham”
Trstenik
8,873.91
Advocating for a space where a Roma cultural-educational center would take place. There is no adequate space for Roma people in Trstenik. That obstructs implementation of activities which have a goal to preserve cultural values, identity, language and customs of Roma population.
Academy of Female Entrepreneurship
Kikinda
9,235.09
Advocating for solving the problem of unemployed women. There are currently 4000 unemployed women in Kikinda. By providing money from the budget of the municipality of Kikinda, 200 female citizens of Kikinda would be enabled to go through a program for economical strengthening of the unemployed women. They would be
able to apply for start-up loans after the education.
Lužnica Craft Works “Women Ethno Village”
Babušnica
8,140.70
The organization works on the problem of unemployed women in the municipality of Babušnica. According to the latest information, there are over 1000 of them. The organization wants to reduce the number of unemployed women by reviving old crafts (traditional weaving, making traditional preserves etc.), and by providing financial support from the municipality for founding old crafts workshops.
Union of Ecologists “UNECO Regional Center”
Paraćin
8,504.42
NGO UNECO works on preserving and putting an end to further devastation of the spring of river Grza, which is an important back-up hydrological resource, that is a considerable reserve of drinking water of the highest quality. The organization is planning to influence the committee to make a decision, by which the wellhead of river Grza would be recognized as a protected natural area.
“The Green Circle”
Bački Petrovac 
9,099.82
The organization works on the problem of packaging waste which emerges after using various chemical products in agriculture, since 40 percent of the citizens of Bački Petrovac works in agriculture. Packaging is currently being taken to city land fill, and it is not treated separately from other communal waste.
Toplica - Committee for Local Community Development
Prokuplje
9,259.45
The organization advocates for waste selection and recycling on the territory of the municipality of Prokuplje. All the waste (glass, metal) collected by the communal service is being taken to city land fill. The organization wishes to influence the committee to make a decision on waste separation, by putting up containers for different waste selection.
“SFERA No”
Beograd
9,132.86
With support from school management, Secretariat Management for Communal Works and elementary school children, the group wishes to influence the committee to provide the money from the budget in order to buy containers for waste separation. With students from Stefan Nemanja elementary school, the group wishes to launch waste selection process on the territory of the municipality of Savski Venac. Via school parliament, the students would perform waste collection and selection, and they would have a chance to decide on how to spend the money they’d earn.
Center for Ecology and Sustainable Development
“CEKOR”
Subotica
8,925.80
Advocating for a greater citizen participation in the process of creating a strategy, programs and planned ecological documents, such as urbanization and spatial plans, on the municipal level.
Serbian Association for Promoting Inclusion – API Serbia
Belgrade
9,420.87
The organization works on problems of the disabled people, that is people with intellectual difficulties in the municipality of Savski Venac. The group advocates for a mobile support team which would be financed from municipal budget, and which would help to those who are most vulnerable to realize their rights and satisfy their needs.
GM Optimist
Gornji Milanovac
9,330.58
GM Optimist works on the problem of electric waste disposal in Gornji Milanovac. By organizing public actions, a media campaign and by lobbying organizations, the organization is planning to influence Municipal Board to find a space where electronic and electric waste would be taken to.

 

Advocacy 2008

Organisation
Town
Amount (EUR)
Eco club Zeleni putokazi
Raška
8.669,24
Solving problems of garbage disposal from rural areas, through lobbying, concrete actions and information dissemination campaign.
Citizens’ reading- room Pirgos
Pirot
11.244,57
Stimulating economic and sustainable rural development by establishing the Municipal Council for sustainable development in rural communities in Pirot municipality.
Zlatiborski krug
Čajetina
9.778,24
Through lobbying and a campaign, the organization influenced decision-makers (members of the Municipal Assembly Čejetina) to increase the number of women in the decisionmaking process by changing the statutes of the municipality and MZs.
Agronomski centar
Priboj
8.485,61
Initiative for influencing members of the Municipal Assembly Priboj to establish Counseling Board which would deal with development of agriculture and villages.
Terras
Subotica
8.485,61
Through organization of relevant institutions and organizations into a working group, as well as initiative for starting a campaign, the organization influenced changes in strategic documents for eliminating ambrosia in Subotica.
Ecological cyclist society Green bike
Valjevo
11.314,15
Advocacy for solving the problem of rivers’ pollution in the area of Valjevo municipality, by introducing ecological police in Valjevo.
Resource Center
Majdanpek
7.413,31
Influence on local self-government to distribute municipal budget funds allocated for citizens’ association in a transparent way.
Society for cerebral and children’s paralysis
Paraćin
5.707,99
Advocacy for allocating funds in the municipal budget for a public bus for people with disabilities.
Romano alav
Kruševac
8.448,84
Influence on municipal representatives to establish inter-sector team which would deal with problems of Roma population in Kruševac.

 



























 

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