In order to get as many as possible trade union leaders and activists from the region acquainted with activities and results of the project supported through the European Commission’s Erasmus+ program, representatives of Development Center for Youth, Aleksandra Knežević and Dragana Radošević visited on October 17 Vrnjačka Banja and participated at the meeting of Youth Section and Women Section of the Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions of Serbia.
On this occasion, past experiences on implemented project activities were presented to participants by the members of Youth Section, Aleksandar Stanković and Vladimir Kojić, who pointed out the importance of additional informal and non-formal education of young trade union activists.
In addition to presenting the project and inviting the Confederation to nominate representatives for the final project conference, other forms of potential cooperation were also discussed, and the attendees expressed interest in both internal capacity building and further joint work on various field actions and advocacy campaigns, noting the overlaps in thematic priorities of two sides.
Endorsing the standing position of the Women Section President, dr. Radmila Obrenović that trade unions continue to be a structure with the clearest channels of communication and strong infrastructure, Program Director of Development Center for Youth also stated that “the common intention is to enable inclusion of trade unions in all social issues of relevance by strengthening their internal capacities, noting that the organizational focus is on youth and women”.
Considering the numerous possibilities for further cooperation, representatives of Development Center for Youth will remain in intense contact with the representatives of Youth Section and Women Section in the upcoming period, primarily through the active engagement of attendees of different DC Youth programs in further linking of two structures.