• 2020-12-09

Sustainable Development for All Platform

News about the Project that brings us to our future goals

Annual Conference December 8-9

The Sustainable Development for All Platform Annual Conference was held 8-9 December 2020. The conference was organized as an annual retrospective of the project dedicated to the affirmation of the Sustainable Development Goals #SDGs defined in the UN’s strategic #Agenda2030 to which Serbia is a signatory. Over the course of two days, the conference attempted to shed light on Serbia’s development challenges and perspectives within the broader international context. A number of relevant participants discussed the issue, among whom our Executive Director of the Center for Democracy Foundation Nataša Vučković.

The Center for Democracy Foundation is one of the partners of the Sustainable Development Goals Platform together with the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, and is working on disseminating knowledge, involving all key actors, proposing priorities and policies for a number of important goals of the SDGs: Goal 1 - No Poverty, 2 – No Hunger, 3 – Good Health and Well-being, 4 – Quality Education, 5 – Gender Equality.

Nataša Vučković spoke within the panel dedicated to the successful coming out of the Zlatibor District and conveying the significant experiences gained in working with local self-government representatives from this district, especially in Užice, Požega and Arilje. 

The Center for Democracy Foundation alongside the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, completed a range of activities including surveying and analysis of Local Employment Action Plans and Local Gender Equality Action Plans and provided a series of recommendations on how to improve the position of women in the labour market.

The recordings of the annual conference of the “SDGs for All” Platform held on December 8 and 9, 2020 have been published. You can watch the recorded material at this link:

E-Učenje – Održivi razvoj za sve (sdgs4all.rs)

Gender Equality

At the beginning of 2021. we would also like to once again remind our partners, followers and readers of the Webinar which was organized earlier (September 29, 2020) within the same project, and specifically dedicated to #SDG5.

The goal of the webinar "Gender equality and sustainable development - where is the connection?" - SDG 5: Gender Equality for All, was to bring together some of the most important social actors and institutions and encourage dialogue on the topic of achieving gender equality in general and especially in the context of the COVID 19 virus pandemic.

The panelists were Slavica Đukić Dejanović, Minister in the Government of the Republic of Serbia without Portfolio in charge of Demography and Population Policy, Milana Rikanović, Director of the UN Women Office in Serbia and Expert on Gender Equality, Sanja Nikolin, Entrepreneur and Activist in the Field of Gender Equality and Jelena Ružić , President of the Women 's Association of the Kolubara District - ŽUKO.

The panelists discussed various aspects of the pandemic's impact on gender equality issues in the Republic of Serbia. The main topics covered during the webinar were the measures taken by the Government of Serbia to promote gender equality, then the challenges for the implementation of gender equality policies in the Republic of Serbia, at the national and local level, as well as the positive and negative aspects of gender equality. social groups (application of the “Leave No One Behind” principle).

You can watch the video on: https://sdgs4all.rs/e-learning/sdg-5-rodna-ravnopravnost-i-odrzivi-razvoj-gde-je-veza/

Public Dialogue for a Wide Auidence

The project "Sustainable Development for All" implies the establishment of a platform for public dialogue among the most important non-state actors in Serbia, such as civil society, corporate sector, academic and research community, professional associations, media and citizens, to align Serbia's development priorities with the goals sustainable development 2030.

We enable a broad discussion among the Serbia’s non-state actors, including civil society, corporate sector, academic and research community, media and the citizens, and facilitate interaction with decision makers on aligning Serbia’s development priorities within the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. For that reason a new website was launched in order to enable everyone to be informed, to participate and to be educated about the #SDGs for All Platform. Join the conversation!


How it started

The SDGs for All platform project was launched at the beginning of March 2020, with an official presentation during which the goals of the three-year project and activities to be implemented within three pillars - social, economic and environmental, were presented. The first, i.e. the social pillar was to be coordinated by the Ana and Vlada Divac Foundation with the Center for Democracy Foundation. The second pillar is covered by the Centre for Advanced Economic Studies (CEVES), and the third pillar is coordinated by the Belgrade Open School side-by-side with the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence.

The Sustainable Development Goals that we cover through the three pillars are mutually dependent on each other and our collaboration and joint efforts to engage all key actors will be of vital importance and will serve to contribute to bringing about important change within our society – to ensure the application of #SDGs is visible and a change that the people of our country are able to feel in their daily lives, especially among those groups who are most vulnerable. In order to achieve this, we have contacted a large number of companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, local self-governments, civil societies, decision makers and of course, first and foremost, the general public. This platform aims to include everyone and to create proposals based on the actual needs of the people through dialogue, by expanding on existing experience and by spreading good practices established to date.  

Our Pillar and Core Goals

Let us also remind you of the Sustainable Development Goals that the Center for Democracy Foundation alongside the Ana and Vlada Divac Foundation are coordinating on: 

Goal 1 – No Poverty
Goal 2 – Zero Hunger
Goal 3 – Good health and Well-being
Goal 4 – Quality Education
Goal 5 – Gender Equality

Project partners are the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, the Center for Higher Economic Studies, the Belgrade Open School, the Center for Democracy Foundation, the Timok Youth Center and the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence.

The project is supported by the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

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