Democratic School Open Days in Serbia attracted more than 5000 participants

Serbia 24 May 2018
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Democratic School Open Days in Serbia attracted more than 5000 participants

As part of the action on education Fostering a Democratic School Culture in Serbia, democratic school days were organised in eight additional towns in Serbia by the pilot schools from Jagodina, Turija, Veliko Gradište, Beograd, Vladičin Han, Požarevac, Kraljevo and Pančevo. The events attracted more than 5000 students, parents, local self-government representatives, civil society organisations and citizens and were highly visible and covered by local electronic and traditional media.

School 11. Maj opened its doors to citizens of Jagodina and presented its work demonstrating how the competences for a democractic culture made a difference and improved their everyday work in and out of the classroom.

Turija, elementary school Veljko Dugošević gathered all the schools from the area and the local self-government representatives including the municipality Mayor. The representatives of the municipality participated in a workshop on human rights as well as the entire programme.

A Secondary School in Veliko Gradište celebrated diversity and multiculturalism in the local area as well as the school by showcasing how students, parents and the community worked together. The deputy mayor of the municipality stressed the importance of the action for the local community and expressed their full support.

NH Dušan Dugalić from Beograd gathered parents, students, friends of the school and other schools in their school yard and presented their work as part of the project implementation. Partner schools participated in workshops together with their students.

SERBIA: democratic shool open days


School Sveti Sava from Vladičin Han did an amazing job of mobilising all their 630 students for the first time in their history. The students prepared a remarkable programme stressing the importance of a culture of democracy, democratic values, fairness, justice and cultural diversity. With a parade through the town and a main programme at the central town hall, all the citizens were able to witness how the school nurtured and improved a culture of diversity. The Mayor and his colleagues suggested that the event should become a tradition and be celebrated as the day of democracy in education.

Agricultural Schools from Požarevac and Kraljevo organised forums, workshops and a diverse programme demonstrating to their communities and other schools the importance of democratic participation and democratic values in education systems and culturally diverse societies.

Technical School 23 May celebrated the Open Day with a programme designed and delivered by students, teachers and parents and presented to the local community including more than 400 children in the city square. They highlighted the work and success achieved so far with their curricular and extra-curricular activities.