First step completed in creating sustainable associations for a strong community

Razvojni Centar Za Mlade Projekti Obuka 1 (1)

First part of the training within the project “Sustainable associations for a strong community” was completed with a module on the basics of citizens’ associations management, from establishing to image building and creating the network of important partners. Second group composed of 12 representatives of 6 selected associations, attended a three-day educational and informative training fully respecting epidemiological measures in force.

Participants also have learned about on the basic principles of administrative and financial operation of the association, division of responsibilities within the team, building a visual identity and communication with the target groups. An important part of the gathering was the mapping actors of importance for further association`s work, from local to international level.

Through non-formal education, with work in small groups to ensure active participation and exchange of opinions and experiences, participants have adopted new knowledge and information, aiming to apply them directly into work of the associations they represent. Participants were also introduced to specific tasks to be solved with the support of the project team, and one of the first is related to the formation of social media pages in order for better and more accurate communication with target groups.

In upcoming period, modules related to project idea development and project cycle management, as well as PR and strategic communication of the associations will follow.

Project “Sustainable Associations for a Strong Community” is implemented by Development Center for Youth in partnership with Children’s Association of the Municipality of Raška and the initiative is part of a broader project “Accountable Public Finance Management Platform” implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and funded by the Government of Sweden in cooperation with the Municipality of Raška.