Name of organization:
Cultural Center DamaD, Serbia
Description of organization:
Established in 1992, Cultural Centre DamaD is a non-governmental organization, which mission is to promote a culture of dialogue and of human rights through creative work in the local community and beyond. The members of the organization are journalists, writers and students.
The “Interethnic Youth Alliance” was a six months long program aimed at local population youth in 7 towns of the multi-religious Sandzak region of southwest Serbia. The main focus of the activities were education and empowerment of youth. The Program consisted of three primary components: 1) “Regional Youth leadership school”, which was a seven-day long school for 35 participants being involved in NGOs or political parties; 2) “Engaged Youth in Action”, which consisted of planning, designing and realizing 7 public actions aimed at solving some of the problems that were important to youth within their local communities; 3) “Awareness raising of the public”, which consisted of the implementation and realization of a regional awareness raising campaign, in order to promote youth leaders, youth activism, tolerance, and multi-ethnicity.