19 Jun CSOs from Southern Serbia: Covid19 response June 1-15

Belgrade, June 19, 2020

We present to you the second report covering the monitoring of civil society organizations in the three municipalities in southern Serbia: Preševo, Bujanovac and Vranje. You can view the first report here.

Information is collected in cooperation with local organizations from these three municipalities. Local organizations collect information based on desk research as well as direct contact with other organizations and media in these three municipalities. The information presented in this report refers to general information about the municipality itself, general information about civil society organizations, information about local media, general information related to Covid-19 as well as the response of civil society during the crisis caused by the Covid-19 virus.

These three municipalities are multiethnic communities in southern Serbia, with Albanian, Serb and Roma populations. Since the Albanian national community boycotted the 2011 census, there is no official number of members of the Albanian national minority, but it is estimated that more than 100,000 of them live in southern Serbia. That is why the National Council for the Albanian National Minority is located in Bujanovac.

The report covers the period from the first to the fifteenth of June and can be downloaded below.

CSOs from Southern Serbia: Covid-19 response

The report was prepared with the support of Peaceful Change initiative.