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28 November Ešđeg Culture Station, Antona Čehova 4, Novi Sad

We want young people to know, to initiate activities, initiatives, ideas and to actively participate in all processes, including the decision-making processes. That is the society we want.

Available data, at both regional and national level, now indicate that young people are not sufficiently introduced with mechanisms of protection of their rights, as well as that the degree of their participation in the process of decision-making is insufficient.
The “Recognize Us, We Are Here” conference, organised by the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality with the help of European Youth Capital is intended for young people from the entire country.

At Eđšeg Culture Station, on 28 November, the results of the analysis of the questionnaire of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality about participation of young people will be presented, we will have the chance to hear the examples of good practice when it comes to the work with young people, but also the volunteering experience and the manner of functioning of the platforms intended for young people.

One of the pillars at which the entire program of OPENS stands is the diversity of young people in different societies, as well as active participation of young people. The projects like this one should further improve the position of young people in Serbia and ensure their participation at all levels of decision-making, especially those which directly influence their life and support in society.
For all information, as well as the confirmation of the attendance, you can contact Milan Nikolić via email or telephone 061/2816-407, or Bogan Banjac via email or telephone 064/8898-731, not later than 26 November 2019.


10.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. Arrival and registration of participants, welcome coffee

10.30 a.m. – 10.45 a.m. Welcome from Brankica Janković, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Vukašin Grozdanović, Coordinator of European Youth Capital Novi Sad (OPENS), Miloš Vučević, the Mayor of Novi Sad (TBC)

10.45 a.m. – 11.15 a.m. Discrimination, role and competence of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Milica Kojić and Jovan Aksentijević, the panellists of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality

11.15 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Equality – Our Reality?
Presentation of the results of the analysis Questionnaire about the Participation of Young People in the Units of Local Self-Government, Bogdan Banjac, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality

11.45 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Presentation of the platform for participation of young people “U-Report”, Jelena Ristić Beronja, UNICEF

12.00 p.m. – 12.30 p.m. Lunch

12.30 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.

Parallel workshops:
Volunteering – manner of gaining working experience? Novi Sad Volunteering Service
Young people remain because… National Association of Practitioners of Youth Work – NAPOR
Improvement of youth policy at the local level – example of good practice from Novi Sad, … European Youth Capital Novi Sad OPENS

2.00 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. Conclusions and recommendations

2.30 p.m. The final word and departure