LOCAL EXPERT TEAM – PLATFORM SET IN CITY OF OSIJEK – JULY 2015.

Center for Peace, Non-violence and Human Rights-Osijek in July 2015. organized a meeting and established a local expert team – platform Osijek made up of selected civil society organizations from the area of the city of Osijek, and representatives/ica local administration and public institutions of the city of Osijek, in order to strengthen the principles of good governance and anti-discrimination at the local level. The sequel is that on the establishment of a local professional platforms that are established during June in the Beli Manastir.

The purpose of the local expert team – platform is that through work develop cross-cutting partnerships and improve the implementation of the principles of good governance and anti-discrimination, suggest the steps and measures for implementing the principles of good governance and anti-discrimination at the local level; to serve as checkpoints for citizens and citizens in issues that concern the anti-discrimination and good governance, to promote the principles of good governance and anti-discrimination and at the meetings identify several problem in the environment in which they operate and to propose steps/measures to address the problem.

For the members of the local platform selected are : Society to help people with intellectual disabilities – Osijek , Organization for the citizens initiative O.G.I. Osijek, PRONI Center for social education, “Consumer Forum” –  Association for protection and promotion of consumers rights Osijek, Women’s Association “Izvor” and representatives of the local administration and public institutions – the city of Osijek (Department of social welfare and health care and the Department of social services) and the Commission for gender equality of the city of Osijek.

At the initial meeting it was discussed about the lack of financial resources for specific services and programs of the CSOs, about the allocation of women victims of domestic violence, the structure of users of social care and the dynamics of employment of women of domestic violence and victims of trafficking, the work of the Council for the protection of the consumers of public services and a legal obligation to be formed into units of local and regional Governments and the obligations of the same bodies to consult when increase prices of individual services, about the lack of CSOs specialized for consumer protection in the region of Slavonia and Baranja, about the difficulties that occur in connection with a legal obligation of employers to employ people with disabilities, working serving/retiring of persons with disabilities and the positive examples from Hungary, on the right to disability pension in cases that a person is in the “daily stay” (dnevni boravak) for people with disabilities for more than eight hours, the assistants in teaching and non educating assistants when we talk about the individual assistance for persons with disabilities (for example, with intellectual disabilities), about the system of education of persons with disabilities, about the necessity of adopting a new Strategy the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in the area of the city of Osijek for the period after 2015.

Members have also discussed giving a contribution to the public debate on the draft of a new National Plan for Combat Discrimination 2015. – 2020.