28 Apr Subotica – The importance of joint initiatives

Belgrade, April 27th 2017 – TACSO by Civic Initiatives, in cooperation with the Roma Education Center in Subotica, held a TA (technical assistance) session for CSOs based in North Bačka and North Banat districts.

In the presence of the members of associations of minority communities (Slovenian, Bunjevac, Macedonian, Croatian, Ruthenia, Montenegrins, Roma) gathered around the Association of the National Association of Subotica as well as the representatives of youth associations.

The aim of this event was to support these associations in order to overcome the most common problems they face in their daily work – how to launch advocacy campaigns, respecting the principle of transparent financing of their programs and projects, allocation of space to work with its local self-governments, their involvement in the decision-making process. Also of great importance is the contribution that these events give the building stronger and better relations between the associations, local authorities and other relevant entities in the community.

Gathered representatives of the associations have recognized the importance of launching initiatives and campaigns related to the challenges they face every day, and who are outside the primary field of associations from which they come. They also expressed the need, willingness and desire to join efforts, and with additional support from TACSO by Civic Initiatives, a resource center, work to further strengthen its capacities and improve the position of not only minority associations and communities but also the civil sector of Subotica.