MOTIVATIONAL MEETING WITH CSOs – BELI MANASTIR, 09 MARCH 2016

On Wednesday, 09 March 2016, Centre for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights– Osijek held a motivational meeting, in Beli Manastir`s Social Centre, with representatives of the P.G.D.I. – Ms Mirela Alagić and Ms Erika Jasnić, the representative of the “Oaza“ Peace Group – Ms Ana Jeličić and the representative of the “Luna“ Association of the Roma Friendship – Mr Duško Kostić. The stated civil society organisations are cooperating on the IPA 2011 project titled “Civil Society for Accountable Governance”.

Contents of the motivational meeting was an arrangement concerning the future activities within the independent monitoring which has been implemented by the stated organisations: P.G.D.I. Project of Civil Democratic Initiative has been monitoring the efficiency of implementation of the measure “Guarantee for Youth“, Peace Group Oaza has been monitoring the efficiency of implementation of the Measure 7 “To provide permanent and temporary housing care for the victims of domestic violence in accordance with the available housing units“ as stated in the “National Strategy of Protection against Domestic Violence, for the period from 2011 until 2016”, whereas the Association of Roma Friendship has been monitoring the implementation of the Measure 2.4.3 “To organise the programmes of public works and include in these programmes the long-term unemployed persons – members of Roma national minority“ as stated in the Action Plan for Implementation of the National Strategy for Inclusion of Roma people for 2013-2015.

The Project of Civil Democratic Initiative – P.G.D.I from Beli Manastir and the Project Coordinator have determined that there was a poor response of youngsters for the participation in the survey (poll) on the efficiency of measures of the “Guarantee for Youth“. Concerning the stated fact, the Project Coordinator has sent kind requests to the addresses of several municipalities and town administrations in our county requesting them to distribute the survey to the young who were using or had been using some of the measures of the “Guarantee for Youth“ within their administrative bodies. The same kind request has been sent to the Kneževi Vinogradi Municipality Youth Council.

The Association of Roma Friendship “Luna“ from Beli Manastir has continued with a distribution of survey questionnaires to members of Roma national minority – the users of the public works. The Project Coordinator has received a memo sent by the HZZ Croatian Employment Agency – Beli Manastir Department concerning the actual number of members of Roma national minority who had been included in the programmes of public works during 2015. According to their records, there was a total of 137 members of Roma national minority who were included in the programmes in the Baranja region during 2015.

The representative of the Peace Group “OAZA“ from Beli Manastir has submitted the survey questionnaires filled out by the City of Beli Manastir and the Beli Manastir Centre for Social Welfare, co-holder of the Measure 7 – provision of a permanent or a temporary housing care for the victims of domestic violence as stated in the National Strategy of Protection against Domestic Violence for the period from 2011 to 2016. None of the mentioned co-holders has recorded any housing care requests for the domestic violence victims whatsoever during 2015.