Official title of the project

NETworking for Children

Project information

Website
Cities
Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

87030

Implementation period
2010. Jun - 2011. Jun
Expected results
  • An established Network of CSOs for children at the national level as sustainable mechanism for dialogue with the authorities, which will participate in formulating and monitoring the implementation of policies for children
  • Increased capacities of CSOs for children by means of networking, trainings, study visits, round tables and public debates
  • Established Secretariat for technical support to the CSOs for children who accept common platform as a document which will be the base for networking.
  • Created database of CSOs for children and gathered information about their capacities and needs
  • Reached decision about the principles of work of the Network for children and its connection to related CSOs and networks in the EU
Beneficiary

CSOs which are dealing with advocacy, policies for children and advocating for the children rights, which are grouped in our cluster CSO Focal Point for children Government and Ministries, especially those whose scope of work is the children issues: Ministries of Education, Health, Labour and Social Policy, Youth and Sports. Governmental and nongovernmental bodies and teams who are responsible for children rights and social issues that involve children, such as the Council for Children Rights, the team for Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction, the councils for children youth at the local<

Partners

Development Agency Kozjansko, Sentjur, Slovenija

Summary of the project

The Association for Development of Children and Youth – Open Club have started the process of networking CSOs working on children status improvement in Serbia with support of the EU Delegation in Serbia under the project STRENGTHENING SERBIA-EU CIVIL SOCIETY DIALOGUE PROJECT. National CSO networks for children will facilitate non-governmental sector cooperation with Serbian governmental institutions and EU institutions, representation of children and work on exercise the rights of children in Serbia, reducing poverty and social exclusion of children, using the experiences of similar organization and networks from the EU. Therefore, it is necessary to give an opportunity to CSO’s from Serbia to get acquainted with the work of related networks in the EU and the methods they use to influence formulation of public policies in their own countries. The project lasts for 12 months and the expected results are:

  • An established Network of CSOs for children at the national level as sustainable mechanism for dialogue with the authorities,
  • Increased capacities of CSOs for children by means of networking, trainings, study visits, round tables and public debates
  • Established Secretariat for technical support to the CSOs for children who accept common platform as a document which will be the base for networking.
  • Created database of CSOs for children and gathered information about their capacities and needs
  • Reached decision about the principles of work of the Network for children and its connection to related CSOs and networks in the EU

Programme/Project objectives

The overall objective is to develop a sustainable civil society dialogue between Serbia and the EU member states in order to improve the capacities of the CSOs for children in Serbia in the field of advocacy and formulating the public policies for children.

Specific objectives

  • Establishment of sustainable mechanisms of dialogue between the civil society and authorities in Serbia by organizing public discussions and establishing the Network of CSOs for Children.
  • Improved capacity of civil society organizations in public policy formulation for children, policy analysis and advocacy for equal rights and opportunities of all children in Serbia, by organizing a training, study visits and round tables.
  • Enhance new partnerships and networks between civil society organisations in Serbia and the EU member states, by organizing joint activities and exchange of experiences in the field of public policies.