News - November 2012

 - 28 November 2012, Vukovar: Representatives of the Center for Peace, Legal Advice and Psychosocial Assistance – Vukovar, as a contact point for combating discrimination for the Region of Eastern Slavonia, organized a roundtable within the framework of the project „Equally Diverse“ („EQUAL“), financed by the EU Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity (PROGRESS).  The programme is implemented by the Croatian Employment Agency in partnership with the Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities of the government of the Republic of Croatia and the Office of Ombudsman of the Republic of Croatia. The main objectives of the project and this roundtable were strengthening the capacities of key labor market stakeholders in combating discrimination, development and promotion of good anti-discrimination practices amongst employers and raising public awareness on issues of anti-discrimination and diversity.


On November 22, 2012 Milena Babic participated in the conference organized within the Programme of Regional Development of the National Foundation for Civil Society Development – „Salter“, implemented in partnership with PRONI Centre for Social Development, Volunteer Centre Osijek, and P.G.D.I. of Beli Manastir. The conference was focused on the importance of civil society which has a growing importance in EU today as well as on the civil society organizations which become the more influential partner because they represent the authentic voice of needs and issues on the local level. In behalf of Center for peace, Legal Advice and Psychosocial Assistance, Milena Babic has, as a part of the workshop “Removing Barriers – European Social Fund and Social Inclusion”, presented the incoming project “Project Generation Facility in Croatia” as a model for capacity building of Roma CSOs and non-Roma CSOs working with the Roma communities, for better utilization of EU funds. Center for Peace, Legal Advice and Psychosocial Assistance will implement this project in partnership with Volunteer Centre Osijek and Organization for Promotion of Roma Education Kali Sara of Zagreb.  The project is a part of the Open Society Institute regional initiative „Making the Most of EU funds for Roma“.

- 23-25 November, 2012, Skopje (Macedonia): Representatives of the Center for Peace – Vukovar, Mr. Branislav Tekić and Ms. Ivana Juričević, attended an international “PIN Music Conference”, held in Skopje. The conference was organized by the Association for culture and art “TAKSIRAT” (MK) and is part of the project “Music Without Borders”, which is a two-year international project funded by the European Commission (IPA programme), under the leadership of „KULTUR AKTIV“ (DE) and in partnership with the TAKSIRAT (MK), GENERATOR (RS) and YOUTH PEACE GROUP DANUBE (HR). Project activities aim to mobilizing music artists and cultural operators in the field of music including NGO’s and CSO’s, local administration, managers, promoters, festivals, publishers, media and so on, for the promotion of culture and art in multi-ethnic societies in the Balkans and creating new intra-regional and regional partnerships between cultural organizations in the Balkans and EU countries. PIN conference brought together representatives of non-governmental organizations, institutions, music producers, managers, music journalists, agents, promoters, young musicians, representatives of biggest European music festivals such as Exit, Sziget Festival, INmusic festival, Špancirfest, Pohod Festival, Demo Fest and celebrities from the world of music.

- 6 November, 2012, Zagreb: President of the Center for Peace – Vukovar, attended an education workshop on EU structural funds, organized by the UNHCR office in Croatia. The workshop addressed the topics of EU IPA and cohesion policies and OCD funding opportunities. The lecturer at the workshop was Ms. Bojana Markotic, an agronomist.