February 9, 2009 |Open letter from the non-governmental organisations from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo to the governments in the Region. Complete textOpen Letter

February 1, 2009 |"How well home countries take care of its invisible citizens?” is the name of two-day Regional Conference that was held from 30 to 31 January at the Lingua Centre-Kraljevo, in the organization of the Forum of Nongovernmental Organisations-Kraljevo. 24 representatives of 12 NGOs from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo (Forum NGOs-Kraljevo, Group 484, The Association of Women of Srebrenica, Association "ESPO", Orhideja, Humanitarian Law Center-Kosovo, R.C.C.A. LINGUA, UNIJA - The Union of IDP Associations, Association of returnees Reintegration, Imagine Serbia, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights - Kraljevo Office, Power of Solidarity), as well as Julie Biro, Project Officer for the South East Europe-French international organisation CCFD, actively participated in the conference. During the Conference participants presented activities that they carry out in order to solve problems of displaced persons, refugees and returnees (repatriants) from EU, in the Region. The representatives of the relevant NGOs in the Region exchanged experiences and through open discussion concluded what are the key problems of so called invisible citizens in the Region, as well as solutions to key problems. After the two-day discussion, the Conference participants defined conclusions as well as the obligatory recommendations that will be sent to the prime ministers of the states in the Region aiming to recommend measures and the activities that the home countries have to undertake in order to protect and realise basic human rights of IDPs/refugees/returnees. The Conference was organised by the Forum of Nongovernmental Organisations - Kraljevo within the program Support to the Setting up of the refugees and displaced associations, financially supported by the French organisation CCFD. PhotoSarajevo

October 24, 2008 | Regional, Balkan Conference on application of Readmission Agreement was held in Sarajevo from 20- 23rd October. The conference was organized by French NGOs, CCFD and MigrEurop. The Conference was attended by representatives of civil society from France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Romania as well as guests from Nigeria.  The participants exchanged experiences and problems that returnees after deportation from EU face during the return to the mother country. The participants agreed that the Readmission Agreemen t signed between the European Union and the Balkan countries has numerous disadvantages, because human rights of returnees have been violated, as well as that application of the law should be postponed until Balkan countries that have signed the agreement provide adequate protection measures for that people. Conference made recommendations and measures that will be undertaken by civil society organisations in the next time period. Forum NGOs Kraljevo- Serbia Executive Manager, Radovan Milicevic, and Legal Assistant attended conference and presented Forum NGOs experiences regarding issues of IDPs, refugees and returnees encompassed by the Law on Readmission, which entered into force on January 1, 2008. PhotoSarajevo

September 1, 2008 | A contract has been signed between Balkan Community Initiatives Fund (BCIF) and Regional Centre of Civic Action LINGUA for implementation of the project “A Friend in Need”. Cooperatiing Netherlands Foundations for Central and Eastern Europe-CNF has provided grant of EUR 8, 940 for implementation of the project "A Friend in Need". The project aims is to facilitate integration of 25 IDPs and refugee children accommodated in collective centers, aged 7-15 years in the environment, including 25 volunteers (from local population), as the children’s mentors. R.C.C.A. Lingua will implement the project from September 1st 2008 until February 28th, 2009. PhotoVolonterski centar

April 18, 2008 | Public discussion on the topic “Facing the Future” was held at the Lingva Centre on April 18 within youth program Initiative, Sense and Conscience. Guests and lecturer was Jelena Milic, member of Forum for International relations- the European Movement in Serbia and Director of the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Studies. Jelena Milic spoke about current situation in Serbia, European perspective for Serbia, globalisation and other issues regarding EU integration. Guest answered questions from the audience. The debate featured questions submitted from www.zaislisrbiju.org visitors via the Internet.

April 1, 2008 | Representatives of LINGVA took part in the final Conference on National Youth Strategy held on 31st March in Belgrade. Ministry of Youth and Sport and participants in the process of preparation of the National Youth Strategy presented and adopted final version of the National Youth Strategy. The mini fair was held after the Conference in the lobby of the Sava Centre, where about 50 NGOs presented their work. Four Lingua representatives presented youth programs Initiative, Sense and Consciousness (ISAC) and program Imagine Serbia, financially supported by Norwegian People’s Aid SEE. Activists distributed promo materials regarding Youth programs, which attracted great attention of visitors.  Photovolontiraj

March 27, 2008 | Public discussion about the level of development of civil society in Serbia was held at the Lingva Centre on March, 27. The event was organised within the youth program Initiative Sense and Conscience. Jasmina Kuka and Zoran Markovic members of the National Index Team presented results of first holistic empirical study of Civil Society in Serbia: The CIVICUS Civil Society Index (ICD) in Serbia. About 50 people attended the debate and participated in the discussion. The debate featured questions submitted from www.zaislisrbiju.org visitors via the Internet.

March 12, 2008 | The public debate In Memory of Djindic was held on March 10, in the premises of the Lingva Centre. The guest lecturer was Mr Zoran Zivkovic, a former Prime Minister of Serbia, also a long-term, closest associate and friend of Mr Zoran Djindjic. The debate was organised within the youth program Initiative, Sense and Conscience. Mr Zivkovic spoke about Mr Djindjic and his work, as well as about the current situation in the country. During the debate, over 100 attendees actively participated and asked questions. The debate featured questions submitted from www.zaislisrbiju.org visitors via the Internet. Lingva Announcement1 Photovolontiraj

February 19, 2008 | On Tuesday, February 19, around 21:30h, a group of several tenths Kraljevo’s neo-fascists stoned the Lingva Centre and broke several windows in the building. Around 21:45h the director of NGO Lingva received a phone call from Kraljevo MUP and was informed that several windows were broken in the Lingva Centre and that the duty service of MUP was on the spot conducting a crime scene investigation. After 15 minutes the Director of Lingua arrived at the Lingva Centre and there were several tenths of policemen. Few windows have been broken in the building, in the lobby of the Women’s workshop, where is the gallery of ethno works of IDPs and refugee women, Lingva Centre beneficiaries. In conversation with the police, the director of Lingva hasn’t found out who were the perpetrators. Read more1 Photo1

February 15, 2008 | Julie BIRO, Project Officer for Central and Eastern Europe of the French Comité catholique contre la faim et pour le developpement (CCFD), was in  visit to Forum NGOs- Kraljevo. During visit to Kraljevo, the guest from France was informing about the program that Forum NGOs have been realizing financially supported by CCFD, in period of 1999 - 2008. Project Coordinators of Forum NGOs, acquainted the CCFD representative with the current social-economic situation in Central Serbia region, as well as with the plans which Forum NGOs planning to realize in the following period, aiming at solving the most relevant problems in the region.

January 25, 2008 | The public debate “Serbia and Europe!” was held at the Lingva Centre on January 25, within the youth program Initiative, Sense and Conscience. Vladimir Pavicevic, Junior Assistant, Faculty of Political Sciences, University in Belgrade was guest lecturer. Mr. Pavicevic spoke about European integration principles, European future of our society and European values. Guest answered numerous questions posted by Forum participants on the website www.zamislisrbiju.org. Around 60 citizens attended this very interesting debate.

December 16, 2007 | The public debate “Youth, religion and state” was held at the Lingva Centre on December 14. Professor Dr. Milan Vukomanovic, professor of Sociology of Religion at the Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade was the guest lecturer. Approximately 60 citizens, mostly young people, attended the debate. The debate “Youth, Religion and State” attracted most attention both from participants and the media. Photo1 Audio1

December 5, 2007 | International Volunteer Day - 5 December was marked at the Lingva centre, in the presence of volunteers and children engaged in the programme “Friend in Need”. It was stressed that volunteers and voluntary work play an important social role in modern society. In 1985, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 5 December as International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development. The goal of marking International volunteer day is to raise public awareness about volunteerism and volunteer work. Regional media (TV and Radio) attended and reflected the event. Photo1

November 27, 2007 | The Society for Active Life of the Third Age Generation from the republic of Slovenia invited coordinators of Women’s Workshop and Info desk of Lingva centre, and two Lingva beneficiaries, IDPs to take part in the International Cultural Event “Zdravlje v jeseni”. The event was held in Slovenian town Mislinje from 24-26 November 2007. Lingva beneficiaries IDPs exhibited handmade crafts, made at the Lingua women’s workshop in the selling crafts exhibition, performed traditional songs from Kosovo and prepared traditional food. On that occasion, participants established contacts and exchanged experiences. Apart from the Lingva representatives, representatives of the Women’s Associations from the Republic of Slovenia (Slovengradec and Velenje) took part in the event, as well as the large number of representatives for different towns. This event has attracted great media attention. Photo1

November 9, 2007 | A public debate on subject Media freedom in Serbia was held at the Lingva centre on November 9. The guest lecturer was Ph.D. Rade Veljanovski, professor of journalism at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. Rade Veljanovski was Deputy General Manager of Radio Television Serbia for Radio Belgrade and member of the working group which drafted the Broadcast Act. Professor Rade Veljanovski is one of founder of the Independent Association of Serbian Journalists (NUNS). Around 70 citizens and media representatives attended and actively participated in the debate. Photo1

 

November 6, 2007 |The Olof Palme International Centre organized a network meeting for Palme center partners in the Western Balkan. The meeting took place in Tirana, Albania from 31st October to 4th November. Palme Centre representatives Head of Development Cooperation Birgitta Silén, Program manager Johanna Leander, Program manager for method development Victor Astrom, as well as local coordinators Palme Center B&H, Palme Center Albania, Palme Center Serbia and Palme Center Kosovo attended the network meeting. This meeting focused on methods of evaluation and follow-up of project activities. Coordinator of the Lingua Youth programs, Jelena Cekanovic, attended a network meeting together with 50 representatives from partner and potential new partner organizations in the region, (from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia). The programme included seminars and discussions on assessing results in work. Photo1 Audio1

November 6, 2007 |The municipality forum on the topic: "How to provide security that suits citizens best" has been held at the Lingua centre, within the program “Increasing Citizen Participation in Security Policy”.Apart from the representatives of the Centre for Civil-Military Relations, Zorana Atanasovic and Marko Savkovic, as well as Marina Kovačević-Lepojević, Victimology society of Serbia, the representatives of the Lingua NGO, Nikola Mikaric and Aleksandar Jovanovic also participated in work of forum. They have discussed about security issues from the perspective of Kraljevo citizens. After the introduction, citizens of Kraljevo were given the opportunity to state their observations and dilemmas regarding the most important security threats in their environment and what they would like to see as the National Security Strategy priorities. The aim of the organizers (Centre for Civil-Military Relations form Belgrade and LINGUA) was to open up a discussion with citizens of Kraljevo regarding their view of security in the municipality, as well as priorities of the security policy on the national level. The Municipal forum is supported by the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) through USAID grant, as a part of the project Increasing citizen’s participation in the security policy, which the Centre for Civil-Military Relations implements, in cooperation with local CSOs. Photo1

October 25, 2007 |NGO Group 484 held the consultative meeting within the project Civil Society Focal Points for the Implementation of the PRS in Serbia. The meeting took place at the Lingua Centre, on October 25, 2007. The participants were representatives of NGOs, refugee associations, IDPs associations, IDPs and refuges. The discussion focused on problem-solving and operational solutions, in order to implement those solutions in the annual Operational Plan of Action of the involved line ministries. Photo1

October 5, 2007 |Public debate on the issue of “Opening the Secret Files in Serbia” was held at the Lingua Centre, within the program Initiative Sense and Consciences. Lecturer Dr. Djordje Pavicevic, Senior Lecturer on the Faculty of Political Sciences brought new facts regarding the issue of opening secret files. More then seventy citizens attended the public debate and actively participated in the discussion. Photo1 Audio1

October 5, 2007 |The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), American NGO,  funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which implements The Civil Society Advocacy Initiative program, presented a grant competition for experienced Civil Society Organizations at the Lingua Centre. Representatives of ISC, Nick Green Deputy Chief of Party, Bogdan Gavanski Grants Officer, Sandra Stanic. Grants Manager, Vera Ivkovic. Administration and Finance Director presented a grant competition for support CSOs advocacy activities throughout Serbia. 30 NGOs representatives from Central and Western Serbia attended presenataion. Photo1

September 29, 2007 |The public debate named “Political termidor- prosecution of political enemies”- was held at the Lingua Centre within the ISAC program (Initiative, Sense and Conciseness). Guest lecturer, this time, was Mr. Slobodan Gavrilovic sociologist. Over of seventy young people, as well as media representatives attended and actively participated in the debate, which indicates the conclusion about young people’s interest in social issues. Photo1 Audio1

September 3, 2007 | From September 1st 2007, onwards Lingua NGO had started the realization of the new youth program named "Initiative, Sense and Conscience"(ISAC). The target group of the ISAC program are young people age 15-30. The purpose of ISAC project is to increase the awareness about the significant role of the young as a driving force of modern society and the democratic reforms in the society. Every weekend a video session on human rights and freedoms will be organised at the in Lingua centre for the public. Every month at the Lingua centre public debates and discussion will be held, with the distinguished guests from the field of politics, sociology and journalism. The activities in the project will motivate the younger population to take an active part in the creation of a society in which they would like to live, as well as to contribute to spreading of the civil awareness and the development of the civil society. The Norwegian People’s Aid- SEE with 12,000 EUR financially supports this program.

July 12, 2007 | Delegation of Norwegian Peoples Aid - Regional Office South East Europe, consisted of Mrs Ivana Kahrmann, Regional Programme Manager for Media and Democratisation and Mrs Milica Krstanovic, Programme Coordinator visited Lingua Centre in Kraljevo. The coordinators of the programs acquainted delegation with the programs which Lingua NGO currently realising. Same day, a contract was signed between NPA SEE and Regional Centre of Civic Action LINGUA, for the project activities in Kraljevo area. From August 1st 2007 until May 2008, Lingua will implement six activities that are targeting IDP and refugee population in Kraljevo region. Activities that will include about 10.000 IDPs and refugees are: Cooperation with the Local Self-Governance, Medical advisory; IDPs and refugees NGOs foundation, Volunteer's Centre (A Friend in Need), Women's Workshop and Info Centre. NPA is donating 69.000.00 EUR for the implementation of the above mentioned activities.

July 5, 2007 | Representatives of European Union Monitoring Mission, office in Novi Pazar, visited Lingua Centre. Radovan Milicevic, Program manager of Forum NGOs, at meeting with representatives of EUMM, was explain his attitude about political situation in Serbia, media freedom, human right situation in Serbia, IDPs problems, human rights of non-Albanians peoples in Kosovo, as well as attitude about solving Kosovo problem.

May 19, 2007 | In organization of Julie Biro, French catholic Comity against Hunger and for Development (CCFD) Project officer for Central and Eastern Europe. Radovan Milicevic, Program manager and Aleksandar Jovanovic, Assistant of Forum NGO, were at 14 and 15.05.2007 in two-day visit at Kosovo. During the visit, representatives of Forum NGO met with Snezana Karadzic, president of NGOs network Zora, who introduced them with activities of NGO network Zora. Exchange of experience realized also with chief of office of Fond for Humanitarian Rights, Bekim Blakaj and representatives of Forum of Roma�s and Askalias peoples from North Mitrovica. During the visit, at Pristine, Ugljarevo, Caglavica, Gracanica and North Mitrovica, Forum NGO representatives was made agreement about cooperation with these Kosovo non-government organization, with accent on human rights of non Albanian population on Kosovo, possibility of returns IDPs from Kosovo (settled in Serbia), as well as programs of economic strengthening of beneficiaries of Kosovo�s NGOs. Photo1

April 27, 2007 | Nathan Koeshall, Regional program Development Officer for the Balkans, from International Relief & Development, visited Forum NGO in Kraljevo. Radovan Milicevic Program Manger presented activities performed by Forum NGO, economic situation in the region of central Serbia, as well as plans for the future, emphasising problems of refugees and IDPs. Photo1

April 20, 2007 | Within the youth program ISAC a public discusion was held at the Lingua Centre. The debate guest was Biljana Kovacevic - Vuco. Discussion was focused on the topic "Facing With The Future". The large number of the visitors has shown that the young people were very interested in current social issues. More then 80 young people were present on the tribune, as well as the large number of media representatives. Photo1 Audio1

April 13, 2007 | A public discussion entitled Future of Civil Society in Serbia was held at the Lingua centre, within the program ISAC (Initiative Sense and Consciences). Guest lecturer was Zarko Paunovic, founder and perennial director of the Centre for the Development of the Non-Profit Sector in Belgrade, manger of the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Belgrade. Guest-lecturer provided many useful information regarding development and current state of the NGO sector. Zarko Paunovic explained the relation of the state institutions towards NGOs and answered various questions that arise in defining and the analysis of NGOs acting in modern society. General conclusion of this public lecture is that NGOs and free associating of citizens are necessary. NGOs has shown that they are necessary for this society and that is not possible to establish a modern, democratic system without their participation. Photo1 Audio1

April 3, 2007 | On April 04 2007 Stephen Wordsworth, Her Majesty's Ambassador to Serbia, Dusan Mihajlovic British Embassy Media Officer and Duska Tomanovic visited Forum NGO in Kraljevo. Radovan Milicevic Program Manger presented activities performed by Forum NGO, political and economic situation in the region of central Serbia, as well as plans for the future, emphasising problems of refugees and IDPs. Photo1

March 29, 2007 | The representatives of The Olof Palme International Center Johanna Leander Program Manager for Western Balkan and Danilo Milic Program Coordinator visited Lingua Centre in Kraljevo. Program manager Radovan Milicevic acquainted guests with programs that Lingua implementing, aiming at democratization of the society, with special accent on the Web portal Imagine Serbia. Photo1

March 26, 2007 | Activists of Forum NGOs distributed more than 10000 letters addressed to Boris Tadic to the citizens in a street action called “Veto Kostunica”, held on the town square. His responsibility today is to bring the decision and ours is to dissolve the dilemma for him and for everyone- for whom the democratic Serbia voted. Activists and volunteers of Forum NGO invited the citizens to send the letters to president and to remind him why life cannot wait, within the street action, which aim was to prevent the implosion of democracy in Serbia. On the contrary, in the next four years the drowsiness, sleepiness, hesitation, lack of information… will follow us. Text Photo1

March 12, 2007 | REGIONAL CENTRE OF CIVIC ACTION LINGUA PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT ON FOUR YEARS SINCE ZORAN DJINDJIC’S ASSASSINATION. The political situation has changed dramatically since the death of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic and Serbia is the witness of revival of values from the Milosevic and Seselj's era. More and more citizens realize that what was described as the "trial of the century" in Serbia is turned into a parody of justice, mostly due to political reasons. Text Photo1

March 2, 2007 | Within the youth program ISAC a public discusion was held at the Lingua Centre. The debate guest was Dusan Obradovic.. Discussion was focused on the topic "Remembering Djindjic ". The large number of the visitors has shown that the young people were very interested in current social issues. More then 80 young people were present on the tribune, as well as the large number of media representatives. Photo1 Audio1

March 2, 2007 | On March 2nd Claire Rodier, president of the Migreurop network from France visited Lingua center in Kraljevo, where she got familiar with the programmes that Lingua implements, especially Legal advisory of Lingua and human rights of IDPs. The guest had visited collective centre �Stari aerodrom", where Roma IDPs from Kosovo are settled at, then collective centre in Vitanovac, where she could directly learn which issues are this centre's users are having problems with. Photo1

December 27, 2006 | Within the youth program ISAC a public discusion was held at the Lingua Centre. The debate guest was Teofil Pancic. Discussion was focused on the topic "Serbia and Elections". The large number of visitors indicates that there is big interest among young people in current social issues. Around 60 young people were present on the debate, as well as the large number of media representatives. Photo Audio1

December 5, 2006 | International volunteer day - 5 December was marked at the Lingua centre, in the presence of volunteers involved in the programme ’Friend in Need’. It was stressed that volunteers and voluntary work play an important social role in modern society. The goal of marking International volunteer day is to height awareness of the contribution of volunteer service, thereby stimulating more people to offer their services as volunteers. In more then 100 countries in the world 5 December is celebrated as the day of ‘’good people’’. Photo

November 20, 2006 | Youth international conference meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa was organised on November 12th and finished on November 17th. There were 32 young people from Serbia, Norway, Iraq, Palestine, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Tanzania…Objectives of the meeting are youth from NPA partner organisations have the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences, and a data base/Bank of ideas for active youth has been created. Activities were peer review, presentation of the situation for youth in various countries, presentation of the projects and methods, and starting the process of producing a Toolkit for active youth. Bojana Milicevic, youth coordinator of Lingua NGO was Serbian representative, witch presented youth programmes Imagine Serbia and ISAC. The conference was organizing by Norwegian People’s Aid . Photo

November 19, 2006 | Julie BIRO, Project Officer for Central and Eastern Europe of the French Comit� catholique contre la faim et pour le developpement (CCFD), and St�phane L�v�que the director of French NGO ASAV, were in two-day visit to Forum NGO- Kraljevo. During their visit to Kraljevo, the guests from France were informed about the program that Forum NGOs have been realizing financially supported by CCFD, in period of 1999 - 2006. Radovan Milicevic, Forum NGOs Program Manager, acquainted the CCFD representatives with the current social-economic situation in central Serbia region, as well as with the plans which Forum NGOs planning to realize in the following period, aiming at solving the most relevant problems in the region. During the visit, the guests from France visited collective centres �Old Airport and Vitanovac, where they were informed about the problems that citizens have been facing with. Photo

November 3, 2006 | Within the youth program ISAC a public discusion was held on November 3, at the Lingua Centre. The debate guest was: Dr Nikola Samardzic, professor of modern and contemporary history at the University of Belgrade. Discussion was focused on the topic "Modernism and Tradicionalism in Serbia ". The large number of visitors indicates that there is big interest among young people in current social issues. Around 60 young people were present on the debate, as well as the large number of media representatives. Photo Audio1

October 20, 2006 | Within the youth program ISAC a public discusion was held on October 20, at the Lingua Centre. The debate guests were: publicist Milos Bogdanovic and Dr Dusan Obradovic, anthropologist. Discussion was focused on the topic "Reformation Thoughts of Zoran DJindjic ". The large number of visitors indicates that there is big interest among young people in current social issues. Around 80 young people were present on the debate, as well as the large number of media representatives. Photo Audio1

October 2, 2006 | The first plenary session of the National convent of the EU was held on 30th September in the Hall of the National Assembly. The project National Convent of the EU in Serbia was initiated by European Movement in Serbia cooperating with Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SPFA) and based on the experience that SFPA gained organising similar projects in Slovakia. At the opening of the first plenary session Zivorad Kovecevic, the representative of the National convent of the EU and member of the National Convention's Presidency emphasized that determination of Serbia to join the European Union is the emphatic and the only political goal enjoying a high percentage of public support. The essence of this project is partnership between the sate sectors, more exactly institutions directly involved in negotiation process, non-state sector, NGO�s, political parties, academic public, entrepreneurs, media and broad public. Serbian Parliament President Predrag Markovic, also member of the National Convention's Presidency, emphasized the need that Serbia respecting its determinations achieves agreement on key issues, and to listen carefully the arguments of others. Slovakian Ambassador in Belgrade Igor Furdik pointed out that ��it�s important to look and to think in advance, no matter how people are preoccupied with the current situation��. The National convent of the EU is organised in six working groups. As the NGO representative Radovan Milicevic, Programme manager of Forum NGO is member of the first working group ��The political criteria and domestic institutions��.

September 30, 2006 | Within the youth program ISAC public discusion was held on September 29, at the Lingua Centre. The debate guest was Marko Vidojkovic, the distinguished writer and the author of the bestselling novel ,,Kandze,, (The Klaws). Discussion was focused on the topic "Serbia is a dead sea". The large number of the visitors has shown that the young people were very interested in current social issues. Around 80 young people were present on the tribune, as well as the large number of media representatives.
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September 18, 2006| A Forum of partners for implementing Poverty Reduction Strategy was found in Assembly of Serbia, aiming at improving conditions for its further implementation. The Committee meeting for poverty reduction, gathered members of other assembly committees and it was agreed on the meeting that the goal of the new formed Forum was better mutual communication between the partners, exchanging experiences and information exchange regarding started initiatives. The permanent participants of the Forum are the representatives of the competent assembly committees, governmental team for the implementation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy, non-governmental organisations, The European Union Integration Office, as well as the representatives of the employer and syndical organizations. The forum meetings will be topic related, and the first will refer to idea and aims to be achieved. Mr Radovan Milicevic, the director of NGO Lingua was appointed for the member of the Forum.

September 15, 2006| A contract was signed between NPA SEE and Regional Centre of Civic Action LINGUA, for the project activities in Kraljevo area. From September 1st until May 2007, Lingua will implement nine activities that are targeting IDP and refugee population from the Collective Canters in and around Kraljevo. Activities that will include about 5000 IDPs and refugees are: IDPs and refugees NGOs foundation, Volunteer's Centre (A Friend in Need), Women's Workshop, Cooperation with the Local Self-Governance, Info Centre, Medical advisory and the Youth programme Imagine Serbia. NPA is donating 94.000.00 EUR for the implementation of the above mentioned activities.

August 15, 2006 | From August 1st 2006, onwards Lingua NGO had started the realization of the new youth program named "Initiative, Sense and Conscience"(ISAC). The target group of the ISAC program are young people age 15-30. The purpose of ISAC project is to increase the awareness about the significant role of the young as a driving force of modern society and the democratic reforms in the society. Every weekend a video session on human rights and freedoms will be organised at the in Lingua centre for the public. Every month at the Lingua centre public debates and discussion will be held, with the distinguished guests from the filed of politics, sociology and journalism. The activities in the project will motivate the younger population to take an active part in the creation of a society in which they would like to live, as well as to contribute to spreading of the civil awareness and the development of the civil society. The Norwegian People�s Aid- SEE with 15,000 EUR. financially supports this program.

May 21, 2006 | Late at night on May the 21th 2006, unidentified perpetrators wrote several inscriptions on the facade of building which was main office of NGO "Lingva" in Kraljevo. Those were messages such as "Death to American servants!", "Traitors!" and "Long live Ratko Mladic!", as well as they drew some symbols of neo-Nazi organization "Stormfront". Program "Imagine Serbia" is realizing at that very building during 24 hours a day. At 2 : 20 AM, orderly moderator of web portal notified Mr. Radovan Milicevic, director of the NGO "Lingva" and editor of a web portal "Imagine Serbia", about mentioned incident, as well as the local police. About ten minutes later, orderly policemen and director of the NGO "Lingva" arrived on the spot and found the inscriptions on a few parts of the facade, which could be seen on photographs. Unfortunately, as in previous cases of denouncing threats to the police, expected professionalism left out. Two policemen were impudent and didn't take statements from the neighbors, but they took personal data from the editor and moderator. They said they would stay in contact with the editor and went back to the station. During the next day, there was no call from the police. Text Photo

May 1, 2006 | Agreement on the financial support in amount of 89,577.60 EUR, for the realisation of the project Poverty Reduction of IDPs through Micro crediting Program, was signed between Forum NGO-Kraljevo and British Embassy in Serbia and Montenegro. The aim of the program is economical strengthening of IDPs and refugees, as well as the local socially deprived population in the region of Kraljevo, during next year, receiving credits in amount of 500-2,500 EUR. The credits are earmarked for starting personal business. In the beginning 90 families-users will receive the credits from the portfolio. In time, after a year the number of the credit users will increase upon 170 families –beneficiaries. Photo

April 19, 2006 | Delegation of Norwegian Peoples Aid - Regional Office South East Europe, consisted of Mr Emil Jeremic, Regional Representative, Mrs Ivana Kahrmann, Regional Programme Manager for Media and Democratisation and Mr Zarko Komatina Programme Coordinator visited Lingua Centre in Kraljevo. The coordinators of the programs acquainted delegation with the programs which Lingua NGO currently realising, as well as with the political and socio-economic situation in Central Serbia. During one day visit to Kraljevo, the delegation visited collective centres Vitanovac and Old Airport, and was directly acquainted with the problems which beneficiaries of these centres, IDPs from Kosovo are facing for years. Photo

March 1, 2006 | Results of a research of public opinion done by Regional Centre of Civil Action “LINGUA”- Kraljevo. Research

February 2, 2006 | Within the program ,,Friend in need'', which Lingva is realizing for several years, with the financial support of the Norwegian People's Aid, two young volunteers, Ida Mykelbost from Norway and Mario Straub from Switzerland, spent three months doing voluntary work at the Lingua centre. During their staying in Kraljevo two young volunteers were organizing workshops for the Roma children, IDP's from Kosovo, who are settled at the collective center, as well as for the Roma children from the local population. The workshops were organized every day and embraced various activities, such as: learning the English language, drawing, sculpturing, music and other preschool and school activities. The aim of this workshops was to intensify easier socialization of the Roma children, as well as help in building and strengthening self-esteem. Besides this, workshops helped the children to build self-respect and to perceive and develop their capability. Besides this activities, during their staying volunteers from Norway and Switzerland participated in various and numerous activities which Lingua organized during the last months. Photo

December 10, 2005 | For nine years NGO Lingua is successfully dealing with the problems of human rights and work on the improvement of the general state of human rights. With the street action the activists and the volunteers of the NGO Lingua marked 10th December, World Human Rights Day. 10th December is the day when the General Assembly of the United Nations unanimously adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The activists distributed the material concerning human rights to the citizens, emphasizing the fact that on the field of human rights there is always a possibility for improvement. Flyers, printed for this occasion were also distributed in 15 towns all over the Serbia (Pozega, Kraljevo, Bor, Subotica, Vrbas, Sombor, Presevo, Valjevo, Zajecar, Velika Plana, Leskovac, Nis, Kragujevac, Novi Sad, Cacak i Beograd). Photo

October 10, 2005| A Norwegian People's Aid High delegation, consisting of Kari Kjaernet, Advisor/ NPA Head Office, Oslo, Kristin Eskeland, Advisor Youth International Dept. and Fred Rasmussen, NPA Regional Representative for South East Europe visited LINGUA Community Centre, where Project Coordinators have introduced delegation with activities of Lingua NGO and with political and socio- economic situation in Central Serbia. During one-day visit delegation visited collective centre Vitanovac, and members of delegation were directly informed about the problems that beneficiaries of this centre have for years. Photo

September 30, 2005| High delegation of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro visited Lingua Centre in Kraljevo. Visit was organized by British Embassy, Belgrade. In delegation were Defense Attaché of British Government and fourteen diplomats and high defense officials from the six countries, from the international Royal College of Defense Studies. The aim of this visit was to see all the aspects in the region: historic, military, economic and others aspects, in order to understand situation in this area. During visit, High delegation was introduced with programs that are realized by Lingua NGO, and with political and socio-economic situation in Central Serbia . Guests from Great Britain visited collective centre Vitanovac, and directly through conversation with IDP's were introduced with the every day problems of socially disadvantaged citizens of Kraljevo. Photo

July 11, 2005| Srebrenica Never again!,
Ten years commemoration of monstrous war crime against Bosnians from Srebrenica, the worst in Europe after WWII, was happened at the 11.07 in Potocari. On commemoration were more than 50.000 peoples, from BIH and from rest of the world, as well as high delegations from many countries. During the commemoration, there was organized and dzenaza for 610 victims from Srebrenica. On the commemoration were and the activists from Forum NGOs-Kraljevo. Photo

May 24, 2005| Company for producing bottled water and juices �Knjaz Milos�, on May 24th in cooperation with LINGUA- Kraljevo has provided donation of 40.000 litres of water and juices. Donation was earmarked for most endangered population of Kraljevo municipality, settled in the collective centre Vitanovac and for the patients of Health Centre Studenica- Kraljevo. By approving this donation Company Knjaz Milos has become one of the first local donors in Central Serbia. Photo

May 16, 2005| Web presentation www.ZamisliSrbiju.org which young people from non governmental organisation Lingua- Kraljevo are realising has been declared as the best solved concept of the web site, on the final conference Young-+technology = ticket for the European Union from the open competition on the topic Serbia- candidate for the EU. Conference was held on the 14. May regarding the Day of Europe, in the Belgrade City Hall , organised by association Technology and the society, Institute Mihajlo Pupin and European Movement in Serbia . Photo Text

March 18, 2005| Within the scope of Visiting Fellows Program organized by Freedom House- Serbia, Vladimir Milosavljevic, Program assistant of Forum NGO- Kraljevo, is on training in USA , from February 4th to March 19th. During the first week of training, with two more represents of Serbian NGO`s (Libergraf- Uzice and BCIF- Belgrade), was in Washington DC, where they had several meetings with represents of federal government. The goals of those meetings were introduction with functioning of US federal and state institution. Also, they had meetings with represents of major US nongovernmental organizations (Amnesty International, ACLU, NAACP�). On those meetings, they were exchanged experiences from human rights issues, democratization of society, as well as possible aspects of cooperation in future. In second part of Visiting Fellows Program, represent of Forum NGO is take part in NGO ``Oregon Action``(Portland, Oregon), where he take a active part in organization activities, like as: Campaign of new leaders promotions and Clean Money Campaign. With taking active part in organization, represent of Forum NGO on best possible way find out about functioning of US organizations, as well as way of solving existing problems. During a staying in Portland , in Portland State University , Vladimir Milosavljevic, made a speech about work and importance of Serbian NGO in process of democratization of society. Also, he meets with US senator R. Wayder, and took an opportunity to introduce him with present social-economic and political situation in Serbia , as well as necessity of financial and political support of USA , with aims of speeding-up democratic process in Serbia , as well as solving actual problems in Serbia. Photo

February 4, 2005| ON A FIFTH WORLD SOCIAL FORUM, which takes place in Porto Alegre (Brazil), from January 26 to 31, gathers over 150,000 participants from 122 countries world-wide. Around 5,700 organisations, networks and social movements will present their activities in relation to poverty, famine, diseases and water supply problems in developing countries. In the Forum was discussing about poverty, hunger and diseases, water supply problems in undeveloped countries, about human, religious and syndicates rights. On the Forum were and represent of Forum NGOs Kraljevo- Serbia , who was invited by one of the organizer ( Comité catholique contre la faim et pour le développement, from France ), and that was only participant from Serbia and Montenegro. Photo

December 31, 2004 | Results of a research of public opinion done by Regional Centre of Civil Action �LINGUA�- Kraljevo. Research

November 3, 2004 | High delegation of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norwegian Government, visited Lingua Centre in Kraljevo. Delegation was represented by Deputy foreign minister Mr. Kim Traavik, Mr. Hans-Ola Urstad, ambassador of Royal Norwegian Embassy in Serbia and Montenegro, Mr. Jan Braathu, Head of Western Balkan Section NMFA, Oeyvind Boe, Europe section MFA, Dagfrid Hjorthol, desk officer MFA, as the representatives of Norwegian People's Aid and Norwegian Refugee Council, Fred Rasmussen, NPA Regional representative for South-east Europe and Berit Faye-Petersen, NRC Resident representative, with collaborators. During visit High delegation from Norway was introduced with programs which are realized by Lingua NGO, and with political and socio- economic situation in Central Serbia. Photo

October 22, 2004 | ICTY � Dealing with the Past was the topic of the workshop that was held in the premises of the Lingua Center, organised by the Forum NGOs- Kraljevo, Outreach program ICTY and Youth Initiative for Human Rights- Belgrade. 33 pupils took part at the workshop and the instructor was Alexandra Milenov, Outreach Coordinator for Serbia and Montenegro, Ivan Jovanovic, Legal adviser for war crimes OSCE, Sonja Prostran, Spokesman of the Council for the war crimes of the Regional Court in Belgrade and Vuk Maksimovic, Project coordinator. The same day at the Lingua Center a panel discussion was held with the same topic and beside previously mentioned instructors about 70 citizens participated. In the open and very frothy conversation it was indicated for the indispensability of the more intensive cooperation of the Serbian Government with the Hague Tribunal, as well as the necessity of introducing the citizens with the war crimes committed on the territory of former Yugoslavia in aim to interrupt conspiracy of silence about the crimes committed in the name of the Serbian national interest�. Photo

September 10, 2004 | BETA: PEOPLE DON`T KNOW THEIR RIGHTS- The success of the ongoing struggle against bribery and corruption depends on citizens, but unfortunately they are still not aware that by paying for free services they will only lose more. Can occasional anti-corruption campaigns in Serbia truly make citizens to turn against bribery, protectionism and corruption in general, or are they just a drop in the sea when it comes to combating this social ill? Radovan Milicevic, director of Lingua, an NGO, believes that if politicians cannot produce results, people should take matters into their own hands. Complete text

March 8, 2004 | "CORRUPTION AS A WAY TO SURVIVE"
It had been talking too much about corruption, but hardly or doing nothing. Radovan Milicevic, president of Anticorruption Community Commission, director of LINGUA non- government organization and Coordinator of more anticorruption campaign, is one sparse of the people which he persisting in the inequality struggle against for this sociable and moral “occupy” . Interview

March 12, 2003 | PROTEST MEETINGS OF CITIZENS DUE TO ASSASINATION OF SERBIAN PRIME MINISTER, ZORAN DJINDJIC
on March 12th are organised by FORUM NGO from Kraljevo activists. The protest was shown in front of the Police building in Kraljevo. Several tenths of people requested efficient action of the Police in arresting the assassins of Prime Minister Djindjic as well a in final resolute dealing with criminal structures standing behind the assassination. Head of the Police, Dragan Paunovic addressed the gathered citizens explaining the measures the Police are taking in resolving this assassination. He pointed out determination of the Police to destroy criminal organisations coupled with retrograde political options in their attempt to discontinue the process of democratisation in Serbia led by Prime Minister Djindjic.
The first protest meeting was later moved in front of the building of the Regional Court in Kraljevo and so the revolt of citizens was expressed, provoked by missing / wrong acts of judiciary authorities that have been imposing the greatest resistance to reforms of judiciary system such as uninitiated process of lustratio, recent release of the suspected for Prime Minister assassination attempt. Photo

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