At the end of June, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions – Eurofund organised a seminar for countries of Western Balkan called “Improvement of the quality of life in Europe – exchanging data for creating better public policies” and the aim of this seminar was to promote the European Quality of Life Survey. The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia provided support for the realisation of this seminar.
The Republic of Serbia is part of this survey and indicators for quality of life in Serbia can be found on this link. Furthermore, free downloading of micro-data is possible by registering using the link EUROPEAN QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY – INTEGRATED DATA 2003-2016.
The Eurofund presentation “EUROPEAN QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY FOR 2016 – New data for candidate countries” can be found on this link.
The national conference “Inclusion Live – Toward Inclusive Youth Policy” was held on 19 June 2018 in the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade, and it was attended by all relevant national and local stakeholders working on achieving goals set in the National Youth Strategy 2015-2025 related to active participation and inclusion of young people from socially vulnerable groups.
The conference was attended by more than 120 participants, representatives of youth associations, associations for youth and their networks, local self-governments and youth offices, Ministry of Youth and Sport, Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Protector of Citizens, Commissioner for Protection of Equality, Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities, centres for social work, international partners, etc. The conference was opened by representatives of the ministries and the OSCE Mission to Serbia, and attendees were addressed by Dragana Jovanović Arijas, Manager of the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. After the introductory presentations, there were panel discussions and workshops during which certain recommendations were defined. These recommendations should enable larger inclusion of young people from vulnerable groups, better competences of those working with the youth and more developed cross-sectoral cooperation.
The national conference “Inclusion Live – Toward Inclusive Youth Policy” was organised by the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights in cooperation with the National Youth Council of Serbia (KOMS), National Association of Youth Workers (NAPOR) and National Association of Youth Offices, with the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sport and OSCE Mission to Serbia.
The Ombudsman of the Republic of Serbia, in cooperation with the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities presented awards to Svilajnac municipality, as well as to cities Novi Sad and Kruševac for the most significant contribution to the development of all forms of accessibility in 2017.
Svilajnac received the award for activities and initiative with regard to timely planning and removal of architectural barriers, Novi Sad for the institutional support to the improvement of accessibility, and Kruševac for strategic thinking within the field of accessibility development.
Awards were also given to municipalities Vračar and Palilula in Belgrade, Čajetina, Bela Palanka, Boljevac, Brus, Majdampek, Paraćin, Šid, Surdulica, Velika Plana, Vrnjačka Banja, and to cities Kragujevac, Kikinda, Niš and Zaječar.