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Participation in the workshop on the application of the new Law on areas of special State concern

4. February 2015. Project Manager Ms.Ljiljana Božić-Krstanović (CPO) and the project coordinator for BPC, Ms.Natasa Kovacevic (ILC) participated in the workshop on the application of the new law on areas of special State concern in the Organization of the State Office for reconstruction and housing care. The workshop was held with the aim of educating and assist the representatives of the Office of the State administration in the counties and the competent governing body of the city of Zagreb but also civil society organisations that are in their work touch the housing, on the procedure of resolving by demands for housing.
Executed was the presentation of the thematic sections and this order: presentation of the execution of the plan for housing in 2014.; the application in practice of the law on areas of special State concern (“Narodne novine”, no. 86/06, 57/11, 51A/13, 148/13,76/14 and 147/14); review on the last modified date of the specified laws and informing the participants of the workshop on the preparation of the adoption of the new law on the allocation in accordance with the law on regional development (“Narodne novine”, no. 147/14) in 2015.
State Office for reconstruction and housing care on workshop presented by the execution of housing plans for 2014. and pointed out the following conclusion:
– high degree of execution of the annual plans for the users of organised accommodation and other users in accordance with the list of Championships;
-a satisfactory degree of execution of the annual plan for former tenancy and these procedures should be intensified;
– a revision of the status of refugees and displaced persons is not completed in accordance with the decision, and it should be as soon as possible put an end to the objects that are related to the Reconstruction needs is a priority to solve because the deadline for the submission of applications expired 2004. and these users if don’t exercise the right according to the law on reconstruction, can become users per ZPPDS-in.
In the second part of the workshop the representatives of the Office of the State administration presented support for instance tracking solutions Office of the State administration and the governing body of the city of Zagreb and is presented to the format of the form solutions for reconstruction and housing care.

FIRST NATIONAL PROJECT PARTNERS MEETING IPA 2011 “CIVIL SOCIETY FOR ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNANCE” – 28th of JANUARY 2015., OSIJEK

On 28th of January 2015 coordinator Center for Peace, Non-Violence and Human Rights, Osijek organized, in its premises, the first national project partners meeting IPA 2011 “Civil Society for Accountable Governance”. The meeting was attended by partners from the Informative Legal Center, Slavonski Brod, the Serbian Democratic Forum from Pakrac and hosts the Center for Peace, Non-Violence and Human Rights, Osijek. The key discussion was the implementation of the project, activities, and partner commitments.

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Otherwise, the Center for Peace, Non-Violence and Human Rights – Osijek, in partnership with the Informative Legal Centre from Slavonski Brod, the Serbian Democratic Forum, PAX from Utrecht (the Netherlands) and The Hague Academy for Local Governance (the Netherlands), from  30st of December 2014  implements a two-year project “Civil Society for Accountable Governance”, funded by the European Union under the IPA 2011 Programme “Reinforcing Support of CSOs in Enhancing Transparency and Good Governance in Croatian Public Administration”.

The objectives of the project are to strengthen the capacity of local civil society organizations for the monitoring, analysis and reporting on the implementation of the policies associated with the good governance and anti-discrimination, strengthen cross-sector partnership through the establishment of local expert teams (consisting of representatives of civil society organisations, local authorities and public institutions) for the purpose of strengthening the principles of good governance and anti-discrimination at the local level and a structured dialogue between civil society organizations, local governments, public institutions and experts from EU, with the support of the creation and promotion of new mechanisms for the monitoring of the policies in the area of good governance and anti-discrimination.

Project activities are to strengthen the capacities of local civil society organizations and local governments and public institutions through training and follow-up with the experts from the Netherlands and the development of cooperation between them, maintaining regular motivational meetings with civil society organisations and local expert teams, monitoring good governance and anti-discrimination, drafting local reports and Final Analysis/publication and organization of the Regional Forum at the final stage of project implementation.

Beneficiaries of the project are local civil society organizations established to promote, exercise and protect the rights and interests of vulnerable groups (minorities, the Roma, sex/gender, disabled persons, youth) or work in the field of human rights, representatives of the local government and public institutions in whose jurisdiction are the implementation of these policies. Also the beneficiaries are Local Councils of National Minorities, the Government’s Office for Human Rights, the Ombudsman and the other Ombudsmen, citizens and the general public.

The project is implemented on the territory of the Republic of Croatia, in six cities in the Osijek-baranja, Brod-posavina, Požega-slavonia County : Osijek, Beli Manastir, Slavonski Brod, Nova Gradiska, Pakrac and Lipik.
For more information about the project can be obtained at;

Center for Peace, Non-Violence and Human Rights – Osijek, Augusta Senoe 1, Osijek

phone/fax: + 385 031 206-887,  www.centar-za-mir.hr.

Contact person: Ljiljana Bozic- Krstanovic, Project Manager,

E-mail : ljiljanabk@centar-za-mir.hr

Contact person: Miren Spek, Project coordinator for Osijek-baranja county

E-mail : miren@centar-za-mir.hr

Visit to Croatia from Israel and Palestine

Under the implementation of the Project „Give me your hand for next step – developing tools for inter-ethnic dialogue and peace-building“, the Centre for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights-Osijek is the host to the working visit of young people from Israel and Palestine in the period from 6 to 11 May 2013 to Osijek and surrounding region.

On 10 May 2013 at 10 hours the final conference will be held as well as the opening of the Exhibition of Photographs taken by young authors under the title „Dreams beyond the walls“.