Center for Peace, Non-violence and Human Rights – Osijek on 30th of September 2015. organized the second motivational meeting of the local expert team – platform of Beli Manastir for the purpose of strengthening the principles of good governance and anti-discrimination at the local level. The initial meeting of the platform took place in June of this year.

A meeting of the local expert team – platform was held with wholehearted support and assistance of the city administration by providing a free space of “Mala vijećnica” of the Beli Manastir Town Hall for the purpose of the meeting.

Along with the members of the platform, on the meeting participated and one of the Deputy Mayor of the city of Beli Manastir, Mr. Marko Bogatić.

At the meeting it was discussed about the program of integrated physical, economic and social regeneration of the Beli Manastir. The program integrates the activities of the Operational Programme “Competetivness and cohesion 2014-2020” and “Efficient Human Resources 2014-2020” financed from the European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund. Deputy Mayor of the city of Beli Manastir, Mr. Marko Bogatić introduced to the memebers of the platform with the program, the content and the objectives.

Members of the local platfor concluded that when making intervention plans for the City of Beli Manastir in relation with above mentioned program, City of Beli Manastir must include ideas of local civil society organizations, all the more as some of them are social services providers, and for many years act for the benefit of the community.

At the meeting, they also exchanged information after the refugee crisis in Beli Manastir and have given recommendations how there have to be more coordination so that at every moment, everyone know what is whose responsibility.

Memebers of the local platform discussed the end of the Action plan of the implementation of the measures of the national policy for gender equality for the period 2011-2015 in the area of Osijek-Baranja County. The President of the Commission for gender equality of the city of Beli Manastir presented the activities of the Commission and the implementation of the action plan. The platform adopted a recommendation that for the next period County Commission must include as one of the measure the measure of housing of victims of family violence.

The meeting ended by presenting the process of independent monitoring of selected civil society organizations from Beli Manastir, which began in July 2015.