7 December 2018
Symposium "Inequality in Serbia"
Editors of MONS (Monitoring social situation in Serbia), Professor Marija Babović, Professor Danilo Vuković, Professor Gorana Krstić, Professor Jelena Žarković Rakić and Professor Mihail Arandarenko will participate at the Symposium on “Inequality in Serbia” on December 10, which is organized by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics in the Hall of the SASA Audiovisual Archives and Digitalization Center.
29 November 2018
Kick off meeting of ErasmusPLUS project in Novi Sad
Currently is in progress Kick-off meeting of Erasmus+ project Interdisciplinary short cycle programs in public policy making and analysis (PPMA), in which participates Olivera Vuković, executive director of SeConS. The meeting is organized at the University of Novi Sad from 29-30 November 2018 and it is the first project meeting that brought together 12 partner institutions from Serbia, United Kingdom, France and Netherland.
3 March 2018
Roundtable “Protection of Children from Violence. Conclusions and Recommendations of the Study on Prevalence of Violence against Children in the Republic of Belarus”
Representative of SeConS, Jovana Obradović, participated in the roundtable “Protection of Children from Violence. Conclusions and Recommendations of the Study on Prevalence of Violence against Children in the Republic of Belarus” on 25th April 2018 in Minsk.
5 February 2018
Social inclusion of elderly in Serbia research results presented in Media Center
The results of "Social Inclusion of the Elderly (65+) in Serbia" research , conducted by the SeConS Development Initiative Group within the project coordinated by the Red Cross of Serbia, were presented in Media Center in Belgrade.
18 December 2017
Open Parliament suspends publishing of information about MPs activities until further notice
The announcement of Open Parliament Initiative about reasons for suspensions of publishing information about MPs' activities and the interruption of the cooperation with the National Assembly
8 December 2017
16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign: Presentation of the Baseline Study on Reactions and Attitudes of Experts in the Treatment of Women Victims of Violence Belonging to Vulnerable Groups
SeConS gets involved in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign
1 December 2017
Regional Conference in Danilovgrad: Measuring Gender Equality in the Western Balkans
Regional School of Public Administration organized Regional conference entitled „Measuring Gender Equality in the Western Balkans“ in Danilovgrad.
28 November 2017
A panel discussion maintained within Serbian Visions 2017 multi congress
SeConS and association „Women at the turning point“ maintained a panel discussion within Serbian Visions 2017 multi congress
28 November 2017
SeConS and REF took part in a second day of Serbian Visions
SeConS Development Initiative Group and Roma Education Fund took part in a second day of multi congress Serbian Visions, which was held on November 25-26 in Radisson Blu Old Mill hotel.
23 November 2017
Presentation of the Publication The position of women over 45 years old in the labor market in Serbia
In the Media Centre, on November 22nd, publication "Labor market in Serbia – The position of women over 45 / Denial of rights to dignified work", was presented. The publication was developed by the “Women at the turning point” association, based on the analyses performed by SeConS development initiative group experts.
15 November 2017
The 16th "People experiencing Poverty" conference, organized by the European Anti-Poverty Network, was held in Brussels on November 9 -10 and brought together delegations from more than thirty European countries.
8 November 2017
EAPN Annual Assembly held in Dublin
From 19 to 22 October, the Annual Assembly of the European Anti-Poverty Network was held in Dublin, as well as the meeting of the Group for European Integration Strategies, which represents the EAPN body for policy analysis and planning of policy-oriented actions.
19 October 2017
Future of Development Cooperation in Serbia: From the Recipient to the Development Aid Provider Conference was held
What is the role of civil society organizations in development cooperation and what is the future of development policy, international development cooperation and global development was the topic of the Conference "The future of development cooperation in Serbia: from the recipient to the development aid provider - global development cooperation and the creation of an incentive environment for creating a dialogue between the state and CSOs" which was held on 16th October in Belgrade.
12 October 2017
Gender Equality Index 2017 Progress at a pace of snail
This year's measurement of the Gender Equality Index in the European Union shows that progress in achieving gender equality is extremely slow. The EU score of Gender Equality Index is 66.2, which is in line with new methodology increase of only 4 points in past ten years.
4 October 2017
New MONS issue presented
The transition from school to work in Serbia is slow, and the quality of young people's work is not adequate. In addition, a bad situation on the labor market negatively influences the development of the society as a whole, as the young people later become independent and postpone the decision to start a family, was said at the panel discussion "Youth in Serbia: Journey from School to Work", organized to present new issue and theme on the internet platform for monitoring the social situation in Serbia MONS (www.mons.rs)
13 September 2017
EAPN Task Force meeting was held
The fourth and final meeting of the European Anty-Poverty Network Task Force on migration was held in Brussels on September 11th. At the meeting, a document that expresses the position...
30 June 2017
MONS 2 presented: Education deepens inequalities in Serbia
Children and young people from the lower social classes in Serbia do not have equal chances to successfully educate themselves, realize their potentials and give full contribution to society, was said at panel discussion dedicated to inequalities in education. The discussion was organized to present a new issue of the internet platform for monitoring the social situation in Serbia MONS (www.mons.rs).
22 June 2017
How active are we, online and offline?
SeConS researchers presented results of the pilot survey on online and offline activism in Serbia in CC Grad, which showed that the Internet was the main means of communication and source of information on protests Against Dictatorship: nine out of ten respondents got their information online, a third joined the protest after receiving an invitation through social networks, and 5 percent after receiving an invitation from an unknown person on the Internet.
1 June 2017
Research of activism in Serbia
SeConS development initiative group is conducting a survey on activism in Serbia, focusing on protests which started after the presidential elections earlier this year.
28 April 2017
New online platform for Monitoring social situation in Serbia MONS presented
SeConS Development Initiative Group and Foundation for the Advancement of Economics FREN presented the new online platform for Monitoring social situation in Serbia MONS (www.mons.rs), which will deal with the most important socio-economic issues in the country and the world, both those in the public eye, and those topics that are currently ignored.
27 January 2017
The Results of the Analysis of Cross-sectoral Cooperation in the Protection of Children are Published
The functionality of multi-sectoral cooperation in the protection of children from abuse and neglect is analyzed on the basis of official documents - Protocol relating to this area.
25 January 2017
The low level of trust in institutions in the Balkans and in Turkey
The majority of citizens in the Balkan countries and Turkey do not trust national governments, while they trust most security institutions - army and police.
24 January 2017
One step closer to the European pillar of social rights
The conference, which was held in Brussels on 23 January at the initiative of the European Commission, is considered as important step towards the establishment of a European pillar of social rights.
20 January 2017
Can EU Semester help build a better Social Europe?
The European Semester must become a strong, democratic instrument that can build a better Social Europe. It was concluded at the seminar held in the European Parliament, which was led by the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN).
19 December 2016
Presentation of research findings on the determinants and factors of violence against children in Serbia
The research findings on the determinants and factors of violence against children in Serbia, conducted by UNICEF in Serbia in cooperation with SeConS, mentored by an expert team from the University of Teacher Education in Zurich, will be presented in the week between December 12th and 16th in Belgrade, Kragujevac, Nis and Novi Sad.
30 November 2016
The study on gender inequality in the Republic of Srpska was published
The study "Gender inequalities in the Republic of Srpska from the perspective of life courses," which is based of the SeConS’ research for Gender Centre of the Government of the Republic of Srpska, supported of UN Women, was published in Banja Luka.
2 December 2016
SeConS honored with a plaque of The Faculty of Security Studies
At the ceremony dedicated to the celebration of 41 years since its establishment, the Faculty of Security Studies of the University of Belgrade handed a plaque to SeConS group for development initiative, as an organization which contributed to the work of the Faculty during this year.
30 November 2016
SeConS in the campaign
Within the campaign "16 Days of Activism", the director of a programme at SeConS, Marija Babovic, presented in Banja Luka methodology for monitoring the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.
28 November 2016
Presenting results of the gender inequality study in Republika Srpska
Results of the gender inequality study in Republika Srpska will be presented on November 30th in Banja Luka.
9 September 2016
Results of the research on political clientelism were presented in Sarajevo
Slobodan Cvejić, director of research of SeConS, presented findings of the study „Informal Practices of Capturing Economic Resources by Political Elites: Exploring Party Patronage in Kosovo and Serbia”, conducted within the Regional Research Promotion Programme in the Western Balkans (RRPP) in 2015.
9 September 2016
Findings of the research “Position of the youth with disabilities on the job market in the city of Belgrade” were presented
Youth with Disabilities Forum and SeConS Development Initiative Group presented the findings of the research “Position of the youth with disabilities on the job market in the city of Belgrade”.
9 September 2016
The Parliament should become involved in carrying out the UN Agenda 2030
Within the Week of Parliamentarism, SeConS Development Initiative Group organised a discussion on the topic of „the United Nations Agenda for sustainable development until 2030“, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia and the Global Compact in Serbia, with the aim to point to the role of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.
9 September 2016
Human Security Conference 2016 was held
The Third International Academic Conference on Human Security 2016 was held in Belgrade, and it gathered more than 130 eminent experts and lecturers from 19 world countries. The conference was organised by the Human Security Research Centre of the Faculty of Security Studies of the University of Belgrade, in cooperation with the Citizen’s Network for Peace, Reconciliation and Human Security, supported by European Commission.
28 October 2016
Revision of material deprivation indicators
UNICEF in Serbia and the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit (SIPRU) of the Government of the Republic of Serbia are launching the process of revising social inclusion and poverty reduction indicators.
24 October 2016
Young People in Serbia 2015 research results presented in Sombor
Presentation of the Young People in Serbia 2015 research findings, conducted within an international project supported by the Friedrich Ebert fondation and Shell youth studies, is continued.
21 October 2016
Presenting the On line Human Security Course at the Faculty of Security Studies
Online course on human security enables users to develop their skills and competencies in the field of human security. The course will be presented on October 26th at the Faculty of Security Studies at 5 pm (50 Gospodara Vucica st.).
27 September 2016
First EAPN Task Force meeting for migration
On September 26th the first meeting of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Task Force, dedicated to issues of migration, refugees, and asylum seekers was held in Brussels. At this meeting the newest trends and policies in controlling migration flows implemented by EU members and candidate countries were discussed.
23 September 2016
International round table „Human security and trust in institutions“
Olivera Vukovic, the executive director of SeSonS, and Marija Babovic, the director of programme, presented findings from the most recent studies conducted by SeConS at an international round table „Human security and trust in institutions“, which was held on September 23rd in Podgorica.
19 September 2016
Soon results of the gender inequality study in Republika Srpska from the life courses perspective
Which gender inequalities are manifested in specific phases of life? How are they reflected in later life phases, thereby creating unequal chances for women and men? Are there any intergenerational changes with regard to gender inequality?
19 September 2016
DevInfo database contains numerous statistics data which are necessary for planning, reporting, and monitoring the development of local communities.
7 September 2016
SeConS chairs the Coalition for Social Entrepreneurship Development
Coalition for Social Entrepreneurship Development (KorSP) will continue to strive for the improvement of the institutional framework for the development of social entrepreneurship in Serbia, it was agreed at the meeting of the Coalition, which was held on 7 September
26 June 2016
How to improve inclusion of Roma children and children with disabilities in preschool education system?
Parents and guardians of Roma children and children with disabilities showed, by their participation in focus group discussions, a great interest on the issue of inclusion of their children in the preschool education system. They pointed out the availability and quality of existing preschool programs in the territory of their municipalities, and then the reasons for not including their children in preschool program and circumstances that would motivate them to enrol their children in preschool program.
7 June 2016
Results of the survey on statelessness in Serbia presented at the Media Center
Results of the survey on statelessness in Serbia, conducted to obtain reliable and representative data on various dimensions of the statelessness of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians (RAE) in Serbia, were presented at a press conference at the Media Center. The Survey, carried out by SeConS in September and October 2015, shows that the number of “legally invisible” Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians has dropped by a half over the past four years.
4 April 2016
“Towards Sustainable Development in Serbia: UN 2030 Agenda” Conference
The joint message from the opening of the conference “Towards Sustainable Development in Serbia: UN 2030 Agenda”, organized by SeConS development initiative group in cooperation with the Open Society Foundation in Serbia was that Serbia is set to harmonize national policies with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UN 2030 Agenda represents the framework for formulating a new Sustainable Development Strategy, and other sector policies which are more directly aimed at specific sustainable development goals contained in the Agenda.
25 May 2016
A round table discussion “Young people in Serbia: how do they live, what do they believe in and what do they hope for?” was held at CC Grad
At the round table discussion “Young people in Serbia: how do they live, what do they believe in and what do they hope for?”, organized by SeConS development initiative group and Friedrich Ebert Foundation, results of the survey “Young People in Serbia 2015” were presented, with the intention of prompting their use in formulating public policies in Serbia.