The work on forming local networks for monitoring and advocacy began

During the past two months, Association Atina has worked hard on forming local networks, together with its partners from Subotica, Sid, Sremska Mitrovica, Vranje, Presevo, and Belgrade, and within the project "Building Together - Community Monitoring and Advocacy". Meetings were held with the representatives of local institutions, bodies, and civil society organizations who are dealing with the issue of refugees.

In addition to individual meetings, working lunches are also organized in six cities and municipalities which are a part of the project "Building Together", during which colleagues from all the sectors, future members of local networks, are presented with the project and they discuss future activities.

The following activity related to local networks is the election of the network coordinator.

The project “Building Together – Community Monitoring and Advocacy” is aimed at improving the position of migrants and refugees in Serbia and Macedonia, especially women and children among them. In six municipalities in Serbia – Subotica, Sid, Sremska Mitrovica, Belgrade, Presevo, Vranje – and four municipalities in Macedonia – Kumanovo, Gevgelija and two municipalities in Skopje – in cooperation with state institutions, local governments and civil society, the project “Building Together” shall improve the quality of coexistence of local population and migrants. The project is being implemented by Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Citizens’ Association “Atina” and NGO Macedonian Lawyers Association, with the financial support of European Union.