14. Feb 2014.

Consultative workshop and Green forum were organized in Uzice

Belgrade Open School, UNECOOP from Paracin, Aarhus Centre from Kragujevac and Energy Efficiency Centre from Vrsac have organized consultative workshop named “Participation of Civil Society Organizations in Water Management in South Western Serbia” and Green Forum, as well. These events were organized on 13th of February 2014 in hotel “Zlatiborska noc” in Uzice.

Consultative workshop was dealing with issues, such as role of civil society organizations in environmental area and their impact on policy creation and implementation in this area. This event was hosted by representatives of civil society organizations, Mirko Popovic, coordinator of Centre for European Integration of Belgrade Open School, Dragan Roganovic, president of Ibar Development Association from Kraljevo, Natasa Milivojevic, president of “God Save Rzav” from Arilje and representative of Regional Development Agency “Zlatibor” from Uzice

On the other side, Green Forum was dealing with water management issue on the territory of City of Uzice. Milutin Stefanovic from “Jaroslav ńĆerni” Institute for the Development of Water Resources from Belgrade, Petar Dokmanovic from the Faculty of Mining and Geology of University of Belgrade and Biljana Mijovic from the Department of Public Health of Uzice were having a presentation on overcoming problem of water management in Uzice. They have also emphasized the issue of potential risks in water supply system in Uzice.

Both events were participated by representatives of civil society organizations and local self-government units from Zlatibor district, as well as experts and representatives of academic community actively engaged in environmental area. They were also actively engaged in discussion as they were constantly emphasizing the importance of civil society in creation and implementation of environmental policy on national and on local level.

The workshop and Green Forum were organized as a part of “ConSENSus: Partnership Approach in Environmental Decision Making Process” which is being implemented within “SENSE”  program of Regional Environmental Centre and supported by Swedish International Development Agency.