In Sabac, from 18-20th June, the second Annual Seminar was organized with this year’s participants.
The main theme of the second event of the Annual Seminar was a new age of political governance, with a focus on new ways of governing and green politics, but also the system of smart cities, as an example of a new way of governing at the local level. Participants had the opportunity to acquire new and improve existing knowledge with lectures by top experts in their fields.
On the first day, after the introductory speech of Stefan Vladisavljev, program coordinator of the Foundation BFPE for a Responsible Society, Dražen Maravić, portfolio manager of UNDP Serbia, gave an introductory lecture on new ways of management. After Maravić, a lecture on trust in democratic institutions was given by Dr Nikola Jović from the Faculty of Political Sciences and Dr Bojan Klačar, Executive Director of the Center for Free Elections and Democracy (CESiD).
The second day began with a lecture by Dr Dušan Vučićević from the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, on elections as a means of identification. Gordana Čomić, Minister of Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue, spoke about the culture of dialogue in the political life of Serbia. The remaining two sessions on the second day of the seminar were related to the workshop on the majority or proportional electoral system, held by Marta Vasić, the author of the Talas portal; while Misala Pramenković, Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Ljupka Mihajlovska, former Member of the National Assembly, and Boris Milićević, Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue, spoke about diversity and inclusion in political life in Serbia.
On the third and last day of the second event of the Annual Seminar, participants acquired new knowledge in the field of green politics and political parties, at a lecture given by Professor of the Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, Vladimir Djurdjevic, member of the Civic Movement URA, Milena Vukovic Sekulovic and member of the political platform Mozemo, Toni Vidan. The program ended with a lecture by Andreja Glušćević from the Office of the Government of Serbia for Information Technologies and Electronic Government on smart cities as a new way of local management.