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Enhancing gender equality at the local level

  • Belgrade, 18 February 2020

The Swiss PRO Programme, in cooperation with the Centre for Social Policy, is organizing an event called "Enhancing Gender Equality at the Local Level", which will be held on Thursday, 20 February 2020, starting at 2 pm, in Belgrade.

Gender equality is one of the three key areas of the Swiss PRO Programme in which the implemented activities are aimed at strengthening the institutional framework for the application of this principle at the local level, as well as at improving local gender equality policies.

The Centre for Social Policy provides support to local self-governments through training, expert and mentoring work, and the Swiss PRO Programme will provide grants for specific initiatives of towns and municipalities which promote gender equality in local communities.

This event marks the beginning of a two-day training for improvement of gender equality mechanisms and policies at the local level, which will be attended by representatives of 31 local self-governments: Arilje, Babušnica, Bela Palanka, Bogatić, Bor, Čajetina, Crna Trava, Ćuprija, Dimitrovgrad, Golubac, Kladovo, Ljubovija, Loznica, Majdanpek, Mionica, Nova Varoš, Pirot, Priboj, Prijepolje, Rača, Raška, Sjenica, Smederevska Palanka, Sokobanja, Surdulica, Topola, Tutin, Velika Plana, Veliko Gradište, Vrnjačka Banja and Zaječar.

Introductory speeches will be open to media representatives, and the training programme is intended only for registered participants.



14:00–14:30 Introductory Speeches

  • Žarko Šunderić, Director of the Centre for Social Policy
  • Marko Vujačić, Head of Programme at UNOPS in Serbia
  • Ivana Ilić, President of the Commission for the Promotion of Gender Equality, Raška Municipality
  • Gordana Gavrilović, Gender Equality Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Coordination Body for Gender Equality

14:30–16:30 Training for LSGs