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Easier Way to Your Rights - Certificate Award Ceremony for the Successful Implementation of Projects for establishing citizens’ advisory services

  • Niš, 5 July 2021

The Swiss PRO Programme organizes a ceremony to award certificates for the successful implementation of projects aimed at establishing citizens’ advisory services, which were implemented in 13 local self-governments under the Call for Proposals entitled "Easier Way to Your Rights".

The event scheduled to begin at 12:00 on Thursday, 8 July 2021, will be held in Niš, in compliance with all the prescribed measures.

With the support of the Swiss Government, in cooperation with the Government of Serbia, the Swiss PRO Programme provided grants to local self-governments for the establishment of a systemic and publicly available free legal support mechanism for persons belonging to vulnerable social groups, as a good preparatory activity for acting in accordance with the subsequently adopted Law on Free Legal Aid. The implemented projects have contributed to a better quality of life for more than 3,500 citizens, among whom the most prevalent categories were women facing multiple vulnerabilities, persons belonging to the Roma national minority, older persons, the long-term unemployed and persons with disabilities.

The event will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the United Nations Office for Project Services, as well as representatives of other supported local self-governments and lawyers engaged in the citizens’ advisory services.



12:00 - 12:05   Welcome speech

  • Ana Nedeljković Belja, National Programme Manager, Swiss PRO

12:05 - 12:15   Opening Addresses

  • Saša Mogić, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government
  • Petar Vasilev, National Programme Officer, Swiss Cooperation Office in Serbia

12:15 - 12:25   Presentation of project results

  • Nataša Ivanović, Social Inclusion Officer, Swiss PRO

12:25 - 12:30   Projection of video on project of Municipality of Krupanj

12:30 - 12:40   Presentation of best practices 

  • Milena Pajić, project coordinator of Municipality of Žagubica
  • Stefan Stošić, lawyer engaged in project of Municipality of Medveđa

12:40 - 12:55   Certificate award ceremony

12:55 - 13:00   Group photo