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May 29, 2012 | A workshop on Violence in the family and institutional care was organized by the NGO Praxis from Belgrade and LINGUA. Praxis conducts workshop within the project Sexual and Gender Based Violence (among refugee and displaced population)-Prevention and Response, which is funded by UNHCR. Lecturers at the workshop were Sadija Gicic i Diana Russel, a psychotherapists. Members of the displaced and refugee population actively participated in the workshop, where they were introduced to the concept of violence, how to recognize violence and mechanisms of protection against violence. Photovolontiraj

February 1, 2012 |How to Realize My Rights? is the name of the project which will be implemented by Forum NGOs (responsible organizations is Civic Action LINGUA ) from February 1st 2012 until February 2013. The overall objective is to improve the socio-economic status of vulnerable groups. Legal team will be provided legal aid in the office as well as in the field. On this way over 2.000 beneficiaries will be able to achieve certain rights, such as the right to just and favorable work conditions, the right to protection in the workplace, health and social insurance, pension insurance, right on the basis of privatization for persons who were employed in social and public enterprises in Kosovo; Providing legal assistance in realization of labor rights – employment record card, right to aid for unemployed, right to professional retraining, self-employment… Within the projectAnnual Report on Human Rights in 2012 will be published as well as preparation and making brochure How to Realize My Rights? (on 100 pages, 2.000 copies). The brochure will be contained explanations and necessary instructions how to realize certain rights. The project will be implemented with the financial support of the CCFD-Terre solidaire, in the amount of EUR 35.000. Photo volontiraj

June 27, 2011 |Civic Action LINGUA published the Report on Respect of Human Rights of IDPs/refugees in Central Serbia, for the period July 2010 till June 2011, which can be downloaded in English. ReportReport on Human Rights

February 27, 2011 |Submission of Petition for the establishment of free legal aid services, in the city administration. On December 17th 2010 activists and volunteers of LINGUA together with representatives of trade unions: Milan Trikos, Regional commissioner of the United branch union-UGS Independence and Veselin Maslovaric, secretary of Unions of Serbia - Kraljevo, representatives of associations of citizens NGOs Imagine Serbia, Creative Workshop... as well as representatives of citizens, the petition signatories, in the presence of the media, as agreed in the letter dated December 14th, went to the office of the President of the City Assembly, Milomir Sljivic. The technical secretary of the President of the Assembly and of Head of the city administration informed them that the President of City Hall, Milomir Sljivic, was absent - that he was in the field, repairing the consequences of the earthquake-. Next Petition Photo volontiraj

January 18, 2011 | A contract was signed on the implementation of the program "Support to the strengthening of refugee and displaced associations" that will be implemented by the Forum NGOs - Kraljevo (“LINGUA”...). Project activities will be implemented in the period February 1st 2011 - February 2012, with financial support of the French organisation CCFD-Terre Solidaire, in the amount of 35,000 EUR.  Photovolontiraj

November 4, 2010 | On 3rd November, at 1 h 56 min, earthquake magnitude 5.4 Richter scale destroyed town of Kraljevo. Police Minister, Ivica Dacic, Prime Minister, Mirko Cvetkovic, Serbian President Boris Tadic visited the city ...After the conversation with town leaders, members of the Crisis Committee, the Prime Minister has promised to provide help to the town in the amount of 6 million RSD, 56,000 euros. Mayor of Belgrade has promised today to provide support from the city of Belgrade in the amount of 5 million RSD, or 46,000 euros. The City Crisis Committee, chaired by Mayor Ljubisa Simovic, yesterday, in conversation with the Prime Minister, Mirko Cvetkovic, as well as today, presented the data that 4,000 damaged buildings have been reported, and that 120 facilities have been registered as unusable. This is another major manipulation of the republic and local city government. NextReport on Human RightsPhoto volontiraj

November 1, 2010 | A workshop on Violence in the family and institutional care was organized by the NGO Praxis from Belgrade and LINGUA. Praxis conducts workshop within the project Sexual and Gender Based Violence (among refugee and displaced population)-Prevention and Response, which is funded by UNHCR. Lecturer at the workshop was Svetlana Drazovic, director of the Center for Social Work in Kraljevo. Members of the displaced and refugee population actively participated in the workshop, where they were introduced to the concept of violence, how to recognize violence and mechanisms of protection against violence. Photovolontiraj

September 25, 2010 |Unrealized social and economic rights of refugees and displaced persons was the topic of the second in a series of thematic debates being implemented within the project I want to realize my rights. The public debate was held on 23 September, in the great hall of the Lingua Centre. Dejan Jovic, a legal adviser of LINGUA presented the problem of exercising the right to free transport in the city bus traffic for refugees and displaced persons. Dragoljub Tesic, spoke on the topic Unrealized social and economic rights of refugees and displaced persons. Jelena Cekanovic, Program Assistant, presented implemented and planned activities as well as the project objectives. The debate was attended by about 100 citizens, representatives of the organizations and institutions that belong to a network that supports the project, Milun Jovanovic, deputy mayor for social issues, Slobodan Stanisic, the Local Commissioner of the Commissariat for Refugees of the Republic of Serbia as well as journalists of two regional TV stations RTV Kraljevo and TV Melos. Photovolontiraj

August 20, 2010 | A contract was signed between Norwegian People's Aid - SEE and Regional Centre of Civic Action LINGUA, for the project activities in Kraljevo area. From September 1st 2010 to June 2011 LINGUA will be implemented three activities: Women's Club (Social Cooperative - Creative Workshop) Legal aid and Medical - Psychological counseling, whose target groups are refugees and IDPs in collective centers in Kraljevo and its surroundings. Activities will be included about 3,000 displaced persons, refugees and vulnerable local population. The donation by the NPA for the implementation of the mentioned activities is EUR 45,000.

August 2, 2010 |The right to social welfare and the right to work was the topic of the first in a series of thematic discussions being undertaken in the framework of the project I want to realize my rights!(which ultimate goal is  establishment of Free Legal Aid Service, within the city administration). Panel discussion was held on Friday, 30 July, in the great hall of the Lingua Centre. Jelena Cekanovic, Program Assistant, presented implemented and planned activities and objectives of the project. Ivan Jankovic, a legal expert of the Center for Social Work, spoke on the topic The right to social welfare, Dragoljub Tesic, on the topic the Realization of the right to work and Dejan Jovic, a LINGUA Legal adviser presented examples of good practice of the LINGVA legal team. The panel was attended by about 100 citizens, representatives of the network of organizations and institutions that support the project, as well as journalists of two regional televisions, RTV Kraljevo and TV Melos. Photovolontiraj

July 10, 2010 |R.C.C.A. LINGUA published the Report on Respect of Human Rights of IDPs/refugees in Central Serbia, for the period July 1st 2009 till June 30th 2010, which can be downloaded in English. ReportReport on Human Rights

June 27, 2010 |In order to promote the project I want to realize my rights on June 25 and 26, 2010 street action was conducted in which the 12 LINGUA activists and volunteers, briefed citizens on activities and objectives of the project. Lingua activists and volunteers, divided into four groups of three persons, distributed the flyers and posters with the message I want to realize my rights! in the busiest streets in town, including a broader downtown, as well as rural areas. During two days about 2,000 flyers were distributed and 100 posters stuck. Reactions of citizens, during distribution of promo material and information on the purpose of the campaign were positive and most agreed with the need for the establishment of legal aid services. Promotional material was also distributed and to other members of the network (unions SSS and Independence), so that through their organizations inform their members about the activities and goals. Photovolontiraj

June 2, 2010 |Civic Initiatives in cooperation with the Regional Centre of Civic Action LINGUA organized the promotion of the new Law on Associations. The promotion took place at the Lingua Centre. The main purpose of this event was the presentation and providing relevant information on the new Law on Associations and legal obligations of the existing civil society organizations (associations and social organization) regarding the harmonization of documents with the provisions of the new law. The present participants  were addressed by Ivana Gliksman, Programme Coordinator of Civic Initiatives for the development of civil society, Djordjije Vukovic, legal advisor to the Civic Initiative, Alexandra Raskovic, the Business Registers Agency (APR), Srdjan Tvrdisic, Organizational unit APR Kraljevo. On behalf of the Town of Kraljevo, was present Mara Borisavljevic - Department of Social Services. About 40 representatives of civil society from several municipalities in Central Serbia took part in the promotion. The event was covered by regional media RTV Kraljevo and TV Melos.Photovolontiraj

May 26, 2010 |I want to realize my rights! is the name of the project which will be implemented by LINGUA from May 27 until December 31st 2010. The overall objective is to improve the socio-economic status of vulnerable groups, ie accessibility in exercising their socio-economic rights, through formation of Free Legal Aid Services at the Kraljevo City Administration, as well as in four planned, the newly established municipalities. Through the project activities the decision makers-the Mayor, City Council, as well as the City Assembly, will be affected to reach a decision on the establishment of Free Legal Aid Service by December 2010, and to plan funds for the operation of Free Legal Aid Service in the budget for 2011. Many activities are planned in the project through the advocacy of vulnerable citizens (establishment of network of civil society actors, debates, round tables, the street actions, a petition with 10,500 signatures of citizens, examples of "good practices", the media support). The project will be implemented with the financial support of the BCIF and Department for International Development UK (DFID), in the amount of 14.000 EUR.

April 18, 2010 |LET'S BUILD A COMMON CIVIL SOCIETY is the name of the European forum held in Sarajevo from 14-16 April. The forum brought together civil society actors from Bosnia and Herzegovina and all over Europe committed to a citizen-based Bosnia and Herzegovina. Forums aim is to empower and reinforce the civil society of Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to make it a key player in its democratization, and also to contribute to the construction of an overall European civil society. Forum was organized by the Centre Andre Malraux of Sarajevo, the CCFD-Terre solidaire, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Youth Initiative for Human Rights in BiH. The forum gathered around 60 civil society actors from Bosnia and Herzegovina and around 40 from other countries of the Western Balkans and from the European Union. Forum NGOs Kraljevo was represented by Jelena Cekanovic, Program assistant. Photovolontiraj

March 22, 2010 |In September 2002 LINGUA has started implementation of the program Women's Club, which includes 120 women which belong to marginalized groups (internally displaced persons and refugees, and local socially endangered women) with aim of their economic strengthening, as well as providing social support. In February 2010 LINGVA has started activities with the aim of transforming Women’s Club into the Social Cooperative - Creative Workshop...On March 18th Ivana Kahrmann, Programme Manager NPA-SEE (Norwegian People’s Aid – SEE) and Milica Krstanovic, Deputy Programme Manager NPA-SEE visited Women’s Club of the Lingva Centre. Read morevolontiraj Photovolontiraj

March 15, 2010 | European Standards in Serbia is the name of the project aimed at strengthening the role of civil society in promoting democratic reform, sustainable development and EU integration of Serbia through further strengthening the representative’s capacity of local councils, as well as by motivating citizens to participate in the creation of local and regional policies. The program will be implemented in 11 municipalities of Nis and Pirot District. The project holder is the Center for Democracy - Belgrade, and partner organizations are R.C.C.A. Lingua and Center for Regional Policy - Nis. The project, whose implementation will be carried out during 18 months, is financially supported by the European Commission.

March 13, 2010 | Hygiene packages were distributed to residents of the Roma collective center Old Airport, by activists and volunteers of LINGVA NGO, which they carried out voluntarily. All 184 residents of the Center received hygienic items provided by Group 484, Belgrade. Of 184 people settled in this collective centre, 91 are children under 15. There are 12 babies from one month to one years of age in this "centre". In the collective centre “Old Airport” live about 30 persons suffering from asthma, angina pectoris, diabetes….Read morevolontiraj Photovolontiraj

February 20, 2010 | A group of 35 Norwegian students of development studies, at the University of Oslo, was in one-day visit to LINGUA Center and got acquainted with the  activities that R.C.C.A. LINGUA has been implementing since the establishment (1997) to date, as well as of the socio-economic situation in Kraljevo, and Central Serbia. After the presentation of activities financially supported by Norwegian People's Aid, RoyalNorwegian Embassy in Serbia and the Norwegian Refugee Council, which LINGVA activists have been implemented in the past 13 years, Norwegian students were visibly upset because of the numerous problems LINGUA beneficiaries face (over 5.000 beneficiaries). Students from Norway presented Norwegian history, culture and current political, social and economic situation to LINGUA activists and volunteers. The group of Norwegian students visited Roma collective center “Old Airport”, and were shocked by the harsh living conditions in the collective centre, where residents have been living for twelve years. The event was covered by regional television, and Radovan Milicevic , LINGUA Director, gave an interview on the current socio-economic situation in the Kraljevo region.  Photovolontiraj

February 12, 2010 | LINGUA has continued cooperation with Group 484 and the new 10 months contract for the implementation of Easier project has been signed (Medical-psychological aid and Volunteering centre, which LINGUA realizes continuously from September 1999, with financial support of Norwegian People’s Aid –SEE). Group 484 is the project holder, and LINGUA is the partnership organization which carries out Easier activities in Kraljevo region. The project is financially supported by Unidea – Foundation of UniCredit Group.  Photovolontiraj

January 14, 2010 | A contract was signed on the implementation of the program "Support to the strengthening of refugee and displaced associations" that will be implemented by the Forum NGOs - Kraljevo (LINGUA...). Project activities will be implemented in the period February 1st 2010 - February 2011, with financial support of the French organisation CCFD-Terre Solidaire, in the amount of 35,000 EUR.  Photovolontiraj

December 4, 2009 | The roundtable on the topic ‘’Financing citizens associations projects from the budget of the City of Kraljevo’’ was held on December 3rd 2009, at the Lingva Center. The round table was jointly organized by Center for Development of Non-Profit Sector, Belgrade and Forum NGOs Kraljevo. Participants in the round table were: Ivana Stevanovic, Center for Development of Non-Profit Sector, Belgrade - Financing of NGOs from the national and municipal budget; Miroslav Mitrovic, (A public good and public interest in the function of the budget); Representatives of local governments - Dragana Bojovic Chief of Department for social activities; Jelena Cekanovic, Forum NGOs Kraljevo - Present practice on allocation of funds to civil society organizations in Kraljevo. Representatives of local self-government said that the action plan is prepared for 2010, which specifies financing of certain activities of NGOs, upon criteria defined by the City of Kraljevo. The round table was attended by representatives of local non governmental organizations and media. Photovolontiraj

November 12, 2009 | Street action in order to promote volunteerism in the organization of the Regional Center of Civil Action "LINGVA" and the Novi Sad Humanitarian Center was held on Wednesday, 11 November in the town square in Kraljevo. Action is carried within the Project -Volunteer! Promotion and improvement of conditions for voluntary work in Serbia." Regional Center of Civil Action LINGUA’ and the Novi Sad Humanitarian Center presented their work and their volunteer program, and offered to citizens to engage in action in the active / creative way, by participating in voluntary quiz. During the action corresponding advertising material on the topic of volunteerism has been distributed to citizens, and participants in the quiz were given awards in the form of books and t-shirt. Citizens and media have shown interest in this action. LINGVA will continue to implement programs that promote volunteerism. These programs LINGUA continuously implements since 2000, through the Volunteer Center. Photovolontiraj

October 1, 2009 |Ways of joint cooperation with the aim of self-sustainability of civil society organisations through the reduction of poverty was the theme of the meeting held from 28 to 29 September in Sarajevo organized by the French Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development (CCFD). The meeting was attended by five civil society organizations: Forum NGOs Kraljevo, Bosnian NGO Citizens Associations "Women of Srebrenica", ESPO Kladanj, Orchid Stolac and the Sun on the Palm Vlasenica. Participants exchanged their views regarding the theme of the meeting with the assistance of Julie Biro, the Director for Southeast Europe of French Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development (CCFD) and Emmanuel Vuillod representative of the International Solidarity for Development and Investment (SIDI) headquartered in France. This is the first in a series of meetings that will be continuously held in the period from January 2010 - January 2011.

August 23, 2009 | A contract was signed between Norwegian People's Aid - SEE and Regional Centre of Civic Action LINGUA, for the project activities in Kraljevo area. From September 1st 2009 until June 2010, LINGUA will be implement three activities that are targeting IDPs and refugee population from the Collective Centers in and around Kraljevo. Activities that will include about 5000 IDPs and refugees are: Women Club, Legal Aid and Medical advisory. NPA is donating 45.000 EUR for the implementation of the above mentioned activities.

July 24, 2009 |Report on Respect of Human Rights of IDPs in Central Serbia-June 2009. ReportReport on Human Rights

June 20, 2009 |The UN General Assembly decided that from 2001, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day. Serbia is currently home over to 97,000 refugees and 200,000 IDPs from Kosovo. Over 22.000 IDPs and refugees are settled in Kraljevo town. World Refugee Day was marked at the Lingva Centre in the presence of more than 140 IDPs/refugees beneficiaries, as well as 20 volunteers and Lingva activists. Deputy of Kraljevo Mayor was present at this event. The children IDPs, Lingva IDPs/refugees women beneficiaries and children from local community prepared an adequate performance. . PhotoSarajevo

May 26, 2009| Representatives of AIC International Information Centre, Michael Warschswski, Co-Chairman, Fadi Shbeita, Director of the Sadaka Reut Arab Jewish Youth Partnership, as well as the representatives of CCFD, Julie Biro, the Director of South Eastern Europe and Emmmanuelle Bennani, Desk Officer for Middle East and North Africa were on a two- day visit to Forum NGOs Kraljevo. Guests visited collective centres Old Airport and Maricic, where they were informed by Project Coordinators about the problems that citizens have been facing with. Forum NGOs Manager Radovan Milicevic and guests discussed political and socio-economic situation in Serbia, Balkan as well as in the Middle East and on possibilities for solving post-conflict situation. . PhotoVisit from Izrael/Palestine

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