Three local organizations that recently completed the training and mentoring program for the implementation of local campaigns to promote SDGs, organized a round table on November 4 under the title “Support me to understand – development priorities of Pirot and sustainable development.” The event was organized within the Social Pillar of the “SDGs for ALL” Platform and was attended by the representatives of secondary schools, teachers of civic education, psychologists, entrepreneurs and representatives of the civil sector.
Ivona Gvozdenović, manager at the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, presented the activities of the Platform with a particular focus on the thematic priorities of the Social Pillar.
During the discussion, the participants emphasized the topics they thought should be considered for the inclusion in the civic education curriculum, especially those related to lifelong learning, non-formal education and gender mainstreaming.
Sarita Bradas from the Center for Democracy Foundation presented the key findings of the recently published analysis “Gender Perspective in the Development Plan of the City of Pirot – Recommendations for the Development of a Medium-Term Plan”. Participants were introduced to the local advocacy initiatives to be implemented by Women of the South, “Zvono” and “Lav”. On behalf of the “Lav” association, Jelena Marinković emphasized the importance of local processes in achieving the SDGs related to the social dimension of sustainability. Irena Stojanović from the “Zvono” association presented the need for lifelong learning through the realization of equal opportunities for all, and the representative of the Women of the South spoke about the importance of inclusion of women in public policies.
Representatives of all three organizations pointed to the importance of involving all actors in the development of local development documents and presented their organizations’ respective programs that contribute to the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda at the local level.