Implementation of our “Education for Emancipation” project has started

Implementation of our “Education for Emancipation” project has started

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Our project “Education for Emancipation” financed, through the EU PRO Programme, by European Union and implemented by the United Nation Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in partnership the Government of the Republic of Serbia. has started with implementation on August 1st 2019 to last 12 month.

More about project, as well as regular updates on project implementation and results can be found HERE

Chairman of Village’s EB has signed a contract on co-financing of our project with Minister of Environmental Protection

Chairman of Village’s EB has signed a contract on co-financing of our project with Minister of Environmental Protection

On July 9th 2019, Mr. Vukosav Antonijevic, Chairman of Village’s Executive Board, has attended a ceremony of formal delivery and signing of contracts for the selected project proposals related to environmental protection at the Ministry of Environmental Protecion. During the ceremony he and Mr. Goran Trivan, Minister of Environmental Protection, have signed a contract on co-financing of our project “Green Oasis of Bor “. Implementation period of the project is 6 month, while general objective is raising awareness on ecology issues and improving ecology education on bio and geo diversities, protection and sustainable usage of natural resources, particularly natural resources of Bor and it’s surrounding, as well as promotion of those sites by organizing public events and awareness raising campaign.

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Klemen Klemenc, the First Honorary Chairman of Village

Klemen Klemenc, the First Honorary Chairman of Village

We are proud to announce that Mr. Klemen Klemenc, from Jesenice, Slovenia, has been, during the Foto Safari “Good and Bad Land 2019” pronounced for the First Honorary Chairman of Village

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Appraisal has been awarded to Mr. Klemen Klemenc for extraordinary achievements in promoting our organization and tremendous assistance in implementing our activities during the last 5 years.

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Short (and very modest, since he was the author) biography of our Chairman, great friend, great man and multidisciplinary artist:

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Born on January 1st  1952 in Jesenice. He graduated from university studies at Ljubljana University, a metallurgy department. Before retirement  he worked as a technologist for heat technical measurements and designer of measuring elements for measuring the flow of media but most of professional career he  worked as a teacher of physics, math and technical education at various primary schools.

His primary hobby is theatre, where he played almost 40 roles in 50 years and has participated in over 1000 stage plays. Second best is photography and favorite theme are insects.

For the achievements, he has been rewarded with a municipal plaque for the contribution in the field of education and culture in 2007. As a photographer he earned following distinctions : F1 and FZS

In 2016, he received the statećs Linhart’s award for achievements in the field of amateur engagements.

Village was participating in round table discussion at Bujanovac

Village was participating in round table discussion at Bujanovac

Village’s delegation took part at the round table discussion organized on May 30th, 2019 by OSCE HCNM at Bujanovac Department of Subotica Faculty of Economics, Novi Sad University. Together with local policymakers, academics, practitioners, civil society and students we have discussed effective participation of national minorities in public life. It was a great opportunity not only to exchange experience but also and to establish future cooperation with other participants.

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Village at round table in Tetovo

Village at round table in Tetovo

Village’s delegation (Mr. Vukosav Antonijevic and Ms. Jasmina Stojanovic) took part at the round table discussion organized on May 28th, 2019 by OSCE HCNM at SEE University, Tetovo, North Macedonia. Together with local policymakers, academics, practitioners, civil society and students we have discussed education in multilingual and multi-ethnic societies. Honored to be invited and seat by Max van der Stoel award laureates.

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Eastville -“Differences That Connects Us 2019”

Eastville -“Differences That Connects Us 2019”

Guest of honor of our fifth Eastville was Folk Ensemble Jaka Radovič Dovje-Mojstrana from Slovenia. Together with FE Djido’s vocal soloists from Brestovac they have presented traditional Slovenian dances at Schools of Music’s hall in Bor on May 25th 2019. During the remaining two days of the stay, they have visited natural attractions of the area and spent quality time socializing with hosts.

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Photo Safari “Good and Bad Land 2019” held

Photo Safari “Good and Bad Land 2019” held

Five day’s event, Photo Safari “Good and Bad Land 2019” has ended on May 28th, 2019. Art photographers from Sweden, Great Britain, New Zealand, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Romania, Slovakia and Serbia were given a chance not only to record unique natural attractions of our area but also and to learn Serbian, Vlach’s and Slovenian cultural heritage and taste specific traditional cuisine of our region. While waiting for full report to be published, please see a bit of atmosphere of the event:

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Village took part in a Zijin and Rakita’s project on arrangement of a park in Slatina village

Village took part in a Zijin and Rakita’s project on arrangement of a park in Slatina village

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Considering that in the cleaning of the coastal area of the Borska River from solid waste in 2017 results were achieved in Slatina and increased the responsibility of the population to take care of their environment, this year the arrangement of the park financed by the company Zijin was agreed, and the entire action was realized in cooperation with Slatina Local Community, local self-government, Citizens Association “Village”, as well as the Public Utility Company “3rd October” Bor.

 

At the initiative of the Council of the Rural Local Community of Slatina, Rakita company, which operates within the Chinese mining corporation Zijin Mining, provided the complete arrangement of the park in the center of that village and the planting of trees in the coastal area of the Borska River.

 

It is actually planting over a hundred conifers and about 50 deciduous trees and ornamental shrubs, and the most important thing is that the park will have an automatic underground irrigation system with timer, which guarantees successful watering and sustainability of the greenery.

Support for park arrangement was given by the Department for Planning and Development of the City Administration of Bor, and the main supervisor of greenery in that Department Anita Djordjevic explained that along the river behind the Culture Center in Slatina lindens will be planted to prevent soil erosion, and in the park in the center of village there will be trees of lower growth: red haws, Southern catalpas and ash trees, as well as medium and low ornamental plants.

 

First tree has been symbolically planted by Rakita’s Deputy General Manager  Gan Yonggang and a representatives of above mentioned organizations:

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Their statements are given bellow:

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More details on the project can be found HERE

 

 

CA Village is a partner in a three successfully evaluated projects under IPA II CBC Romania Serbia Programme

CA Village is a partner in a three successfully evaluated projects under IPA II CBC Romania Serbia Programme

Citizen’s Association Village is a partner in a three successfully evaluated projects under IPA II CBC Romania Serbia Programme. Project: „Academic Environmental Protection Studies on surface water quality in significant cross-border nature reservations Djerdap / Iron Gate national park and Carska Bara special nature reserve, with population awareness raising workshops“, logged under RORS-462, has been selected for financing.  Lead partner is Polytechnic University of Temishvar (Romania) and the partners are: Technical Faculty of Bor (Serbia), Association Pro-Mehedinti (Romania) and Citizen’s Association Village (Serbia).

Project: “Supporting preventive-developmental needs of the youth ‚,Creativity Without Frontiers““, logged under RORS-314, has also been selected for financing. Partners on the project are Citizen’s Association Kokoro (Serbia), National College Mircea Eliade (Romania), Teaching Corpus House Caras Severin (Romania) and Citizen’s Association Village (Serbia).

Implementation of these two projects is expected to start in June or July of 2019.

Project: “Live and Study in Collaboration with Nature“, logged under RORS-323, has also been proposed for financing but its on reserve list for now. Partners on the project are Student’s Center Bor (Serbia), University of Craiova – Faculty in Drobeta Turnu Severin (Romania) and Citizen’s Association Village (Serbia).

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Village Annual Assembly’s session

Village Annual Assembly’s session

NGO Village regular annual assembly’s session was held on Sunday, December 23rd 2018 in Bor. During the official part of the session assembly’s members have elected our eminent member, Mr. Dragi Corbolokovic, for a new Chairman of the Assembly and confirmed mandates of Executive Board’s members. Report on organization’s activities in 2018, as well as a plan of future activities for 2019, were presented to the Assembly by Mr. Vukosav Antonijevic, Chairman of Executive Board. Both reports were unanimously adopted by the Assembly. Upon official part of the session was over, our members, friends and guests all set together to further discuss future cooperation and joint activities over a lunch.

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Photo Safari “Good and Bad Land 2019” – Join us!

Photo Safari “Good and Bad Land 2019” – Join us!

Photo Safari “Good and bad land 2019”, organized by CA “Village” and Photo Club “Balkan International”, will be held on May 24th thru May 28th 2019. Program has been adjusted  and improved according to suggestions and proposals given by our dear friends, last year’s participants (special thanks to Penny, Spike, Lukasz, Rade and Klemenc for their honest and constructive critics and proposals). Photo sessions will be held at the most attractive natural attractions but also and at devastated areas of Bor and it’s surroundings.  Food will be, as You requested, based on local traditional cuisine, served at the location most participants will be accommodated. For the report on last year’s event, please, visit our web-site : http://www.village.org.rs/en/good-and-bad-land-2018/   Digital version (PDF) of the last year event’s catalogue can be found HERE

During the five day’s event, photo sessions will be held at the locations of Lazar’s Cave and Lazar’s Canyon, surface copper mine’s pit, stone pit, “Red Lake”, “Bacije” (shepherd’s gathering), Bor’s river, rural village Gornjane and presenttation of traditional custom, charcoal production facilities (“Ćumurane“), and rakija (traditional Serbian fruit brandy) production facility at Boljevac. Exact time table of the event will be available on our web site by the end of the year.

 

Be advised that accommodations are not luxury apartments but are clean, with all required facilities, chosen to accommodate all participants at the same location in order to give us more time to spend together. But, upon request, participants are also free to book own accommodation in town or at Bor’s Lake (on own expence).

 

Deadline for submitting registration requests is March 31st 2019. Submitting fully filled registration form ( Annex A- RegistrationForm) is necessary for successful completion of registration procedure, so, please, do it by the same deadline. Please be aware that the number of participants is limited so registration applications and advance payment will be processed according to first come-first served principle.

 

For any additional info, feel free to contact us at fotosafariserbia@gmail.com  anytime

Join us – MALINIK 2018

Join us – MALINIK 2018

CA Village will be, on 24-26.08.2018, organizing 8th Traditional International Folk Festival „Malinik 2018“ at Bor and nearby locations (to see how was it during the previous event, Malinik 2017, please click HERE). Our friends, folklore ensembles from Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia had already confirmed their participation. Malinik is our way to, together with our friends, not only present different cultural heritage but also and to promote and celebrate diversity of our region.  If interested to join us, for more information on how to apply to present Your heritage during Malinik 2018, please contact Mr. Vukosav Antonijevic by e-mail on: villagebor@gmail.com or phone: +381 64 1683697.

Eco camp for journalists held in Bor

Eco camp for journalists held in Bor

As a part of a CSConnect project, Association of Young Researchers and Citizen’s Association Village, in cooperation with Journalist’s Association “Ekovest”, have organized “Journalist’s Eco Camp” in Bor, on May 25-27th, 2018. 30 journalists from all over Serbia, specialized in ecology and environmental protection attended the event.

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Media reports on the events:

https://www.bor030.net/novinari-eko-kampa-posetili-bor-i-njegove-turisticke-destinacije