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12-12-14

Held Conference "Let's Not Forget Those Who Forget"

During the press conference regarding the celebration of International Human Rights Day, that took place on December 9th in Media Center in Belgrade, in organization of association "The Power of Friendship" - Amity, participants have emphasized the significance of protection and respect of rights of elderly people, as a way of support to elderly citizens to have dignified and safe lives as equal members of society. Read more >>
18-11-14

“PUK – Help in the house for children with developmental challenges in Belgrade”

On Friday, November the 7th, in the premises of the AJS Press center in Belgrade, the association “New Day” has opened a dialogue won the topic of “PUK – Help in the house for children with developmental challenges in Belgrade.”

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01-10-14

Association Amity Organized Street Action to Celebrate International Alzheimer's Day

On Sunday, September 21st, association Amity has organized a street action in Belgrade downtown to celebrate International Alzheimer's Day. Volunteers of association “Strength of friendship – Amity” have used this day to talk to Belgrade citizens, mostly those that are concerned about this problem, who live with people suffering dementia or have them in nearest surroundings. Read more >>
15-09-14

Association Together organized inclusive theatre performance within official celebration of the Day of City of Subotica

Public event within official program of celebrating Day of City of Subotica - inclusive theater performance and creative workshop was organized by Association for support for persons with psychophysical disabilities "Together", at Freedom Square in Subotica, on Monday, September 1. 

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28-08-14

Inclusive Performance on Zrenjanin Korzo Fest

Inclusive performance “There is no bigger equality than sunlight” of the Center for Civil Society Development is performed on June 26th within manifestation Korzo (Promenade) fest in Zrenjanin. Public has enjoyed performance that actors, 11 of them, young people with and without disabilities, have prepared for the past two months with Mirjana Šajtinac, doyen of Puppet scene of Zrenjanin Theater, based on the script written by Radivoje Šajtinac. Read more >>
27-08-14

Society for Help to Developmentally Challenged Persons “Bee” from Brus Participated in Celebration of Municipal Slava – Days of Transfiguration of the Lord

Society for Help to Developmentally Challenged Persons (DCP) “Bee” has taken part in manifestation - Days of Transfiguration of the Lord - by organizing art workshop and an exhibition. Read more >>
10-07-14

Premiere of “Strong Bones” Officially Ended the Project “Pirot By the Measure of Women”

Premiere of the documentary “Strong Bones” marked the official end of the project “Pirot by the measure of women” . Within this project, organization “Women of the South” has successfully influenced Pirot Municipality to bring Decision on creation of the Local action plan for advancement of position of women in Pirot. The film has been presented on July 4th in the reading room of Pirot's National Library. Read more >>
04-07-14

International Day Against Drug Abuse Celebrated in Loznica

On June 26th 2014, in Loznica's pedestrian zone in front of Vuk's Cultural Center there was an organized celebration of International Day Against Trafficking and Abusing Drugs.Association of citizens “Spark”, in partnership with Office for Youth Loznica, Red Cross and Health Center Loznica, has organized a street action  in the period from 10 to 12 hours, that included stands of all organizations, exhibition of awarded and commended art works as well as posters  from the earlier period on the topic of fight against drug abuse. Read more >>
09-07-14

Cycling Photo Safari, Discussion and Exhibition in Novi Sad

From June 28th to July 2nd, Novi Sad Cycling Initiative organizes several events as part of the campaign “Novi Sad Cycling City”, with the aim to adopt Decision on building Strategy for cycling development in Novi Sad. Read more >>
27-06-14

Panel Discussion “Psychosocial and Legal Obstacles for LGBTTIQ Population in Serbia – Reality and Recommendations”

Panel discussion “Psychosocial and legal obstacles LGBTTIQ population in Serbia faces – reality and recommendations”, in organization of association “Safe Pulse of Youth”, will take place on June 30th at 13 hours, at Cultural center REX.This panel is part of the campaign “Let's house the community” aiming to establish counseling and support center for LGBTIQ population and their families. Read more >>
27-06-14

Association Jelek Presented at Inter-cultural Night in Grocka

Association Jelek from Grocka has presented its work during Inter-cultural night, activity within the project of youth exchange “Nature in collage” of European Union. The event took place on June 22nd in Cultural Center Grocka. Read more >>
26-06-14

Movie “Visible” Presented at Zrenjanin Education Center Round Table

On June 20th 2014, Zrenjanin Education Center (ZEC) has organized another round table, within the campaign “Accessibility of health protection to women with disabilities in Zrenjanin”.The main topic of the round table was reproductive health of women living with and without disabilities and speakers were  Radoslava Aralica, coordinator of this organization, Md  Gordana Marković, superintendent of Women's Clinic and  Svjetlana Timotić, coordinator of Novi Sad organization ...Out of the Circle – Vojvodina dealing with the problems of women with disabilities. Read more >>
25-06-14

25 Representatives of Students' Parliaments from Niš in Study Visit to Belgrade

Organization “Proactive” from  Niš has organized a study visit to Belgrade for 25 representatives of students' parliaments, as part of the advocacy campaign aiming to influence City of Niš Administration of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport to adopt decision on establishing Council of high school students of  City of Niš.  Read more >>
23-06-14

Prizes Awarded to Students Participating in Art and Literature Competition “Drug is the Evil of Today”

The official ceremony of awarding prizes to senior pupils and high schoolers, participants of the competition “Drug is the Evil of Today”, took place on June 19th, at Youth Center in Loznica, in organization of association “Spark” from Loznica. Read more >>
12-06-14

“We, the Youth” for Youth Center in Trstenik

“We, the Youth” is the title of the exhibition of art photos created by 12 high school pupils from Trstenik that was open on May 30th at  Art Saloon of People's University in this town. Read more >>
09-06-14

Housing with Support for People with Disabilities in Subotica

On Saturday, May 24th , in the building of the new Municipality, Association for support to persons with psycho-physical challenges “Together” from Subotica has organized a seminar for people with disabilities and their parents, and presidents and secretaries of organizations of people with disabilities. Read more >>
29-05-14

Building the Ramp Facilitated the Access of Women with Disabilities to Women's Clinic in Zrenjanin

At the initiative of Zrenjanin Education Center and Banat Association of paraplegia, the ramp for women with disabilities is being built at the entrance to Women's Clinic of Health Center “Dr Boško Vrebalov” in Zrenjanin. Read more >>
05-05-14

Advantages of Civil Society Organizations in Provision of Social Services

In September 2013, Trag Foundation, in cooperation with SeCons Development Initiative Group, has conducted the study “Comparative study of local social service deliverers in Serbia”, on a sample of 108 social service providers – 51 provider of home care, 46 providers of day care centers for children with developmental challenges, 11 day care centers for elderly and 7 providers of innovative services. Read more >>
30-04-14

Competitiveness of civil society organizations as social care services providers

Civil society organizations (CSOs) provide nearly one-third of all local social care services in Serbia and have high 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). Read more >>
11-04-14

ZEC is Organizing Round Table “Accessibility of Health Protection to Women with Disabilities”

Zrenjanin Education Center – ZEC is organizing round table “Accessibility of Health Protection to Women with Disabilities” that will take place on Friday, April 11th 2014 at Hotel Vojvodina in Zrenjanin, starting at 12:00 till 14:00 hours. Read more >>
09-04-14

“Together Against Drugs – Loznica Against Drugs”

On April 3rd, organization “Spark – Loznica” has organized the first consultancy meeting with the aim to build the network of support  for advocating for adoption of Local action plan to combat drugs. The meeting took place at the hall for education of Health Center in Loznica with participation of pedagogues and psychologists of primary and secondary schools, kindergarten “Bambi”, Red Cross, Center for social work and General hospital. Read more >>
08-04-14

“Jerina's Town” Organized Panel Discussion “Our Space” within Advocacy Campaign for Assignment of Premises for Youth Club

On March 31st , association “Jerina's Town” has organized panel discussion “Our Space” in the hall of People's University in Trstenik, within advocacy campaign for assignment of premises for Youth Club in this town.More than 100 citizens of Trstenik participated in panel discussion together with representatives of organizations, members of the network of the local youth organizations on this project. Read more >>
03-04-14

Panel Discussion “The Possibilities and Ways of Cooperation of Civil Society Organizations with Institutions of Kraljevo Town”

“The forms of direct communication between local self-management and citizens” were the special topic of the panel discussion on possibilities and ways of cooperation between civil society and institutions of Kraljevo town, that took place in the building of Town Administration on March 26th, in organization of association “Break Through”. Read more >>
28-03-14

Public Discussion “Don't Turn Your Head Away – Meet Trans Person and Her Problems”

Organization Safe Pulse of Youth will organize public discussion “Don't Turn Your Head Away – Meet Trans Person and Her Problems”, on Monday, March 31st 2014, in Cultural Center REX, Jevrejska Street 16, starting at 15 till 16 hours.Public discussion is part of the campaign “Let's house community” with the goal to open a counseling and support center for LGBTTIQ people and their families.  Read more >>
28-03-14

To Bring Strategy on Bicycling Development in Novi Sad

“Novi Sad Bicycle Initiative”, in cooperation with sports and nongovernmental organizations from Novi Sad, has officially asked Novi Sad Assembly to develop Strategy on Bicycling Development in that city. Read more >>
26-03-14

“Play for the Club”

On Sunday, March 16th , an exhibition football match “Play for the Club” took place at the field of FC Topoljak in Grabovac near Trstenik, in organization of Association of citizens “Jerina's Town”.The match was played between professional football players from FC Topoljak - the first ranked team of municipal Trstenik league, and “Jerina's Town and friends” - team of members of local civil society organizations, musicians, sport and cultural workers. Football was played by more than 30 participants. Read more >>
19-03-14

“Proaktiv” Presented the Idea of Establishing High School Students Council in Niš

On March 12th, in Media Center Niš, the organization “Proaktiv” presented to the public its idea on establishing “The City of Niš High School Students Council”. The basic purpose of this Council would be to represent the rights and interest of students, as well as to motivate and instigate activism and volunteering with young people through planning, realization and promotion of extra curriculum activities. Read more >>
13-03-14

Zrenjanin Women Advocating for Equal Access to Primary Health Protection for Women with Disabilities

Within the project “Campaign for Equal Access to Primary Health Protection for Women with Disabilities”, Zrenjanin Education Center and women from Association of paraplegia of Banat have organized a street action on March 7th, in downtown. Read more >>
13-03-14

Initiative to Establish Youth Club Gathers Trstenik Associations

Associations and institutions from Trstenik have gathered around the initiative to establish Youth Club, and signed the memorandum on cooperation on this project, during the meeting that took place on March 5th in Trstenik Municipality. Similar clubs exist in most towns in Serbia. Read more >>
10-03-14

Rural Women Craft Works Exhibition

The exhibition of craft works made by rural women from Kragujevac villages, created during creative workshops in the organization of association “Safety Oasis”, took place yesterday in the Official Hall of Kargujevac City Assembly. Read more >>
27-02-14

Supported Projects within the Public Advocacy for Social Care Reform Program

Donation Board of Trag Foundation has made a decision to support 11 civil society organizations within the Public Advocacy for Social Care Reform program. These organizations have successfully passed the education program and submitted final project proposals. For realization of approved projects financial support in the amount of 9.808.893,71 dinars has been provided. Read more >>
26-02-14

Performance “Optimism – Spread Further” - Successful End of Advocacy Campaign of the Center for Independent Life of People with Disabilities from Kragujevac

On February 22nd, in the hall of Kragujevac Plaza Shopping Mall, the Center for Independent Life of People with Disabilities from Kragujevac has organized dance music performance “Optimism – Spread Further”, in order to mark the successful end of the advocacy campaign for the personal assistance service. Read more >>
21-02-14

“Pirot by Measure of Women”

Association “Women of the South”, supported by Trag Foundation within the program Public Advocacy in Local Communities, pleads for adoption of Local action plan for advancement of position of women in Pirot, and in that way impacts improvement of social and economic position of women. Read more >>
03-02-14

Association Aurora Organized Theater Play on Tolerance in Primary School “Saint Sava” In Bor

On Thursday, January 30th, in primary school “Saint Sava” in Bor, association Aurora has organized theater play on tolerance, accepting differences and importance of education for all children. Association Aurora is supported by Trag Foundation within the program Public Advocacy. Read more >>
22-01-14

Completed Third Training on Public Advocacy Skills in Social Care Field

During the third training module, representatives of twelve civil society organizations have been working on the following issues: the role of local authorities in the social care system according to the Law on Social Care from 2011, ordering and contracting social care services, sustainability of social care services provision and importance of partnership within community. Read more >>
10-01-14

Awarded Grants within the Program Public Advocacy in Local Communities

Within the program Public Advocacy in Local Communities, according to the decision of Donation Board, Trag Foundation has awarded grants in the total amount of 12.689.821 dinars to 11 civil society organizations that applied to call for proposal in August, and successfully passed three months educational process in October, November and December when they submitted final proposals. Read more >>

2013 Archives

18-12-13

Completed Second Training on Public Advocacy Skills in Social Care Field

During second training module, representatives of twelve civil society organizations have been working on the issues of licensing and accreditations for providing of social services, standards of service quality and jurisdiction of stakeholders within social care system. Read more >>
03-12-13

Center for Independent Life of Persons with Disabilities from Kragujevac Organized Inclusive Sports Encounter

Almost 100 Kragujevac citizens attended Inclusive sports encounter organized by Center for independent life of persons with disabilities  in Sports center Park on November 25th. Trag Foundation has supported Center for independent life of persons with disabilities Kragujevac within its program Public advocacy in local communities. This Center advocates for allocation from the town budget for 2014, for the services of personal assistants.  Read more >>
22-11-13

Every Thursday in Association “Jelek”: Group for Psychological Support to Single Parents

“We invite all single parents to join us again this Thursday in the period from 18 to 20 hours in the office of Association “Jelek”, street Bulevar revolucije, no 44 in Grocka” - Association “Jelek” announces. Read more >>
22-11-13

1000 Pieces of Used Batteries Collected in Leskovac During Yesterday's Action

Association  Porečje from Vučje has once again organized an action of collecting old batteries, this time in Dubočica settlement  in Leskovac. More than 1000 pieces were collected  in just half an hour of this action. Read more >>
20-11-13

Pupils of Six Primary Schools in Bor Participated in International Tolerance Day Celebration Organized by Aurora Association

On Saturday, November 16th, more than 60 pupils from six primary schools gathered in front of Cultural Center in Bor to celebrate International Tolerance Day. Read more >>
20-11-13

The Beginning of Creative Workshops within the Project “Initiative for Rural Women”

Within the project “Initiative for Rural Women”, association Safety Oasis that is supported by Trag Foundation within the program Public Advocacy in Local Communities, has organized its first creative workshop in Dragobraća. During workshop women participants were introduced to patchwork technique, and creation of the first pieces started immediately. Read more >>
15-11-13

The First Training on Skills of Public Advocacy in Social Care Took Place

Representatives of twelve civil society organizations  have participated in identifying the most important stakeholders and services in the social care system, they were introduced to novelties within the Law on Social Care (2011) and they have gained the basic public advocacy skill during the first training module that took place on November 8-10th in hotel  Šumadija in Belgrade. Read more >>
15-11-13

“Ask Your Town Councilor”

In more than 60 municipalities in Kraljevo, association of citizens “Breakthrough” has set mail boxes for citizens' questions and suggestions to councilmen and councilwomen of Kraljevo Town. Read more >>
12-11-13

Initiative for Rural Women

The project “Initiative for Rural Women” implemented by association of citizens “Safety Oasis” with financial assistance of Trag Foundation was presented at Kragujevac Town Hall on November 1st . Read more >>
06-11-13

Results of the Advocacy for Social Care Reform Program Competition: 12 Organizations Involved in Advocacy Training

Selection Board for the program Advocacy for Social Care Reform has made a decision to include 12 organizations in the further course of the program. These 12 organizations will during November and December 2013 and January 2014 pass three three-day trainings in public advocacy. Read more >>
04-10-13

Open Call for Proposals for Advocacy for Social Care Reform projects

Trag Foundation opens a competition for the projects for Advocacy for Social Care Reform within the program „The Social Care Reform Initiative“, conducted with financial support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with the aim to advance the system of social care in Serbia, and in that way improve the quality of life of elderly, persons with disabilities, children and other vulnerable social groups.  Read more >>
03-10-13

Results of Trag's Program Public Advocacy in Local Communities: 11 Organizations Go to Public Advocacy Training

Public advocacy program Selection Board has made decision that 11 organizations will be involved in the further course of the program. These 11 organizations will pass three three-day trainings in public advocacy during October, November and December 2013. Read more >>
19-08-13

Grants Awarded for the Program Public Advocacy in Local Communities

Trag Foundation Grants Committee has decided to award 10 donations for the program Public Advocacy in Local Communities, to 10 civil society organizations which have applied to open Request for Applications in January and upon successful completion of three months educational process during spring, submitted final proposal. Grants total amount is 12.034.594,00 RSD.  Read more >>
12-08-13

“Public Advocacy in Local Communities” Competition Open until September 9th 2013

Trag Foundation (Trag) opens a competition named Public Advocacy in Local Communities. In this way, Trag in partnership with Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) and with financial support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), would like to instigate and support associations of citizens in Serbia in developing successful models of public advocacy in local communities. Read more >>
14-05-13

Completed Third Seminar on Skills in Public Advocacy in Local Communities

How to successfully lobby during public advocacy campaign and what are the possible techniques to impact decision makers – those were some of the topics representatives of eleven civil society organizations learnt about during the third training seminar on public advocacy in local community, organized by Balkan Community Initiative Fund in Hotel Šumadija in Belgrade during last weekend. Read more >>
18-04-13

Two Trainings on the Skills of Public Advocacy in Local Communities Completed

Representatives of eleven civil society organizations have gained initial skills of public advocacy during two three-days trainings on public advocacy in local communities that Balkan Community Initiative Fund has organized in hotel  Šumadija in Belgrade during March and April. Read more >>
15-03-13

Results of BCIF's Public Advocacy Program: Eleven Organizations Chosen Selected for Public Advocacy Training

Selection Committee for Public Advocacy program has selected eleven organizations that will participate in the further course of this program. In March and April 2013 these organizations will attend three three-day trainings in public advocacy. Read more >>
22-01-13

Competition „Public Advocacy in Local Communities” Open Till February 20th 2013

Balkan Community Initiative Fund (BCIF) opens a competition titled Public Advocacy in Local Communities. In this way, BCIF in partnership with Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), and with financial support of American Agency for International Development (USAID) wants to instigate and support citizens association in Serbia in developing successful models of public advocacy in their respective local communities. Read more >>

2011 Archives

23-09-11

Establishing Roma Cultural Centre in Trstenik through Public Advocacy

A several decade long problem that burdens the Roma population in Trstenik is the lack of a Roma center, where various activities with a goal to preserve cultural values of the Roma people, their identity, language and customs would be implemented.  Association for Roma Emancipation KHAM from Trstenik has applied for BCIF’s Public Advocacy competition with that goal in mind...

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03-03-11

The Second Training Within Advanced Community Advocacy Program

From February 25th to 27th, the second training module withinAdvanced Community Advocacy Program was organized at Šumadija hotel in Belgrade. The training was organized for the representatives of eleven organizations whose project proposals on the topic of Advanced Community Advocacy had been rated as the best by Selection board...

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01-02-11

Training in Advanced Community Advocacy Program

The first training module within the scope of Advanced Community Advocacy Program was held from January, 28th to January 30th, 2011 in Šumadija hotel in Belgrade.  The training was organized for the representatives of eleven organizations whose project proposals on the topic of Advanced Community Advocacy Program were rated as the best by Selection Board...

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2010 Archives

15-11-10

“Advanced Community Advocacy Program in Local Communities” Competition Is Open Until December, 13th, 2010

Balkan Community Initiatives Fund (BCIF) is opening a competition entitled Advanced Community Advocacy Program in Local Communities.  In partnership withInstitute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), and with financial help from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), BCIF wishes to encourage and support citizen societies in Serbia in the development of successful models of Advanced Community Advocacy Programs in the local community...

 

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13-01-10

"Public Advocacy in Local Communities" Competition Is Open Until 11/02/2010

Balkan Community Initiatives Fund (BCIF) is organizing a competition entitled Public advocacy in local communities. In this way BCIF wishes, with financial aid fromDepartment for International Development (DFID), to encourage and support civil societies in Serbiain developing successful models of public advocacy in local community.

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