The British Council and British Embassy in Serbia have marked the beginning of the second phase of the “Active Citizens” project. The “Active Citizens” project is implementing activities motivating and training young people across the Western Balkans to better understand the needs of their local communities and their position in the region, and to get actively involved in their improvement. The Project is also strengthening employability skills the youth need in the modern market place, same as their understanding of accountability of institutions in relation to the youth needs and aspirations.
First presentation of the project second phase, delivered on 1 February at the Gallery of Matica Srpska in Novi Sad, was attended by the British ambassador to Serbia, Denis Keefe, British Council Western Balkans representatives, and representatives of local administration, nongovernmental organisations and the media.
Next event to present the second phase of the project will be held on Friday, 9 February 2018, beginning at 10 a.m., at the building of the City Administration of the City of Pančevo. This event will be attended by the British ambassador to Serbia, Denis Keefe, representatives of the British Council Western Balkans, local administration, nongovernmental organisations and the media.
Key project partners of the British Council coming from the nongovernmental sector are the following: “Ženska Alternativa” from Sombor, “Youth Work Center” from Novi Sad and “Programme for Youth Dialogue” from Novi Sad, CETRA- Center for Education and Transparency from Pančevo, Association of Students with Disabilities from Belgrade, NGO “Accessibility” from Belgrade, and Timok Youth Center from Zaječar.