News - April 2016

- 21 – 22 April 2016, Gevgelija (Macedonia): Representative of the Center for Peace – Vukovar, Ljubomir Mikic, participated in the regional networking conference ‘’Communication and Cooperation for Migrant’s Human Rights’’ organized by the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC), as resource center for the EU TACSO (Technical Support for Civil Society Organisations) project. The event aimed to create an opportunity for networking and coordination between civil society organisations active on the migration route, in order to best respond to changing circumstances, and brought together some 50 participants from Turkey, Macedonia, Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, Albania and Croatia. Therefore, the conference opened space for a discussion and exchange of experience and opinions on the state of play in the region, and the trends that are impacting migrants / refugees and the work of CSOs. In addition, participants were given an opportunity to explore ways in which collaboration amongst participating CSOs can facilitate their individual and joint efforts to contribute the protection of migrants’ human rights. During the conference, the participants conducted a field visit to the informal migrant camp near Idomeni in Greece and transit center for migrants ''Vinojug'' in Gevgelija in Macedonia.

 

- 13 - 15 April 2016, Bizovac: Within the framework of the educational training program "Preparation and implementation of EU projects" aimed to build capacity and improve knowledge and skills of young Roma activists in the field of PCM, the 4th training module entitled „Cohesion policies – objectives and opportunities, types of calls in relation to objectives and priorities; project forms“ was organized in Bizovac.

 10 young people from the Roma community from different parts of Croatia participated in the training. The training was conducted by Vanja Djuric Bjelanovic and Martin Uglik.

The training is organized by PGF Croatia Consortium in cooperation with the Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities of the Croatian government, within the framework of the PGF Croatia project, whose implementation is financially supported by the Open Society Foundations, Budapest. More information about PGF Croatia are available at www.pgfhr.org.