The Timok Youth Center, as part of the Economic Pillar of the “SDGs for ALL” Platform, conducted a series of workshops with young people from Zajecar, Knjazevac and Bor on the topic of sustainable development goals. The workshops were conducted during the period from July to September 2021.
The workshops, moderated by a well-known professor of physics, Mladen Šljivović, exposed the young people from these three municipalities to the sustainable development goals and offered examples of possible contributions to achieve them. At the first workshop held in Zajecar, the focus was on the social component of sustainable development and the young people were asked to think of the most pressing issues in their local community and link them with the corresponding SDGs and the 2030 Agenda. Young men and women from Zajecar presented real needs and challenges in their community in the area of health, youth activism, sport and culture and proposed measures to address them.
Young people from Knjaževac were tasked with linking their needs and challenges with the economic component of sustainable development and were asked to think about what they could do, if given a chance, to improve decent work conditions and economic growth in this community. They were also asked to think about and propose some innovative approaches to the development of local industry and infrastructure.
The third workshop was held in Bor, with the young people tasked to identify and try to connect the biggest community needs and challenges in the field of environmental protection with the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda.
Each workshop is accompanied by one video, so that their peers from other communities can see what kind of challenges they are facing and what ideas and possible solutions they are proposing to improve the life in their communities.