TENTH MEDIA CONFERENCE OF THE DIASPORA AND SERBS IN THE REGION
The Association of Journalists of Serbia (UNS), with the support of the Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organizes the Tenth Media Conference of the Diaspora and Serbs in the region on December 29, 2020. Due to the KOVID-19 pandemic, the Conference will be held via the ZOOM application.
The topic of the Tenth Conference will be the work of the media, organizations and associations of Serbs from the region and the diaspora during the pandemic caused by the KOVID-19 virus, whether and how it affected the quality of work and economic sustainability of media activities of Serbs in the diaspora and region.
During the second part of the Conference, the UNS website www.umrezavanje.rs will be launched to celebrate the occasion of the Tenth jubilee Conference, with the idea of establishing the platform for networking between media and organizations of Serbs from the region and diaspora and media from the home country.
Interested representatives of the media, associations and organizations can send applications for participation in the conference to the e-mail address email@example.com until December 17, 2020.
SERB NATIONAL FEDERATION
International Christian Ministries (ICM) in cooperation with the Serb National Federation (SNF) plan to award up to 15 Scholarships to applicants who are undergraduate students at community colleges or universities. Applicant or at least one of his/her parents must be a refugee or descendent from the Republic of Croatia (Krajina region), from one of the following municipalities: Benkovac, Vojnic, Vrginmost, Glina, Gracac, Dvor, Donji Lapac, Drnis, Knin, Korenica, Kostajnica, Krnjak, Obrovac, Petrinja, Plaski, Slunj, Zadar, Caprag, Grubisno Polje, Daruvar, Okucani, Pakrac, Slatina, Beli Manastir, Vukovar, Dalj, Mirkovci, or Tenja. Applicants who became refugees during Operation Storm (Oluja) will be given preference.
Each Scholarship recipient will receive an award of $500 and a Membership in the Serb National Federation with an Annuity of $500. If an applicant is not a current member of the Serb National Federation, as a recipient of this Scholarship, he/she will automatically become a member of the SNF.
ALL-SERBS CHILDREN FESTIVAL
Organized by the Belgrade Cultural Center, Office for Diaspora of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, under patronage of the President of the Republic of Serbia, from 22. until 27. May 2020 Third “All-Serbs Children Festival” will take place. The goal of this manifestation is that young people who live abroad get to know better the country of their origin, its monuments, cultural and historical heritage, as well as to advance their Serbian language skills. Last year this Festival gathered 70 kids from 11 countries, including those from Chicago.
This year, as well as previous years, children will be accommodated in the families of their pears from Belgrade elementary schools, whilst adults (for 5 to 7 children one adult, for 7 to 10 children two adults) will be accommodated in the hotel (half-board). Hotel costs will be covered by the organizer, whilst costs of travel to Belgrade and back will be covered by the participants.
During their visit children will organize one presentation to mark the Day of Ciril and Metod (May 24th), and through the program “Belgrade through the centuries” they will see Kalamegdan. They will also see highlights and museums of the capital of Serbia and have one-day field trip to one of the chosen locations (Vincha, Viminacium or Golubac Fortress).
The group from one country should count between five and ten participants, aged 8 to 13 y/o. The group of 5 to 7 will have one accompanying adult, whilst groups from 7 to 10 participants should have 2 accompanying adults. All participants should be part of the same group dedicated to the preservation of the Serbian tradition and culture (folklore, drama, singing or sport). The program is not tailored for the individual arrivals of the children and parents. Every country can be represented only by one group.
Please let us know ASAP if you are interested to form such a group, to allow us to progress in organizing it. (video)
2020. GLOBAL YOUTH AMBASSADORS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), offer the Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Program. This intensive program in Chicago is designed to build the next generation of global leaders. It is open to teenage girls, ages 14–16, from Chicago and its 29 international sister cities. Since its inception in 2016, more than 360 girls have participated in this program.
There is no cost to attend the Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit. CSCI will fund awardees’ registration fee and travel expenses to attend the week-long Summit.
Participants are selected via a competitive application process. The application is available to girls, ages 14-16, who live in or attend school in the city of Chicago or one of its 29 sister cities and have an interest in international relations, leadership, advocacy, activism or gender studies.
Application deadline is January 27, 2020.