City of Nis, at the session of Nis City Council held on February 25, 2016 confirmed the partnership in four projects related to the Diaspora which will be implemented by June 2016 and funded by the Department for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the Region of the Republic of Serbia Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Allocations from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs range from 400,000 dinars to 600,000 dinars per project. All projects are the product of cooperation between the City of Nis Office for Cooperation with the Diaspora and partner organizations from Nis. Projects are related to the priority issues for Diaspora and the cooperation between the City of Nis and the members of the diaspora: the preservation of language and culture, determining the number of members of the diaspora, providing support to the media in Diaspora and encouraging mutual information dissemination in Diaspora and homeland as well as economic cooperation with diaspora.
About the projects:
The Project “SO THAT THE WHOLE WORLD CAN UNDERSTAND YOU 03” is realized in cooperation with the University of Nis Faculty of Philosophy and CSO Proactive and represents the third cycle of the three-month free course in the Serbian language for children and youth from the Diaspora via Skype. The overall objective of the project is the usage, learning, preserving and fostering Serbian language and the Cyrillic alphabet, preserving and fostering Serbian cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious identity.
Within the project „LIST OF SERBIAN DIASPORA MEMBERS IN EUROPE“, which is implemented in partnership with the Youth Centre for Democracy, will establish the number of members of the Serbian Diaspora in European countries including Switzerland and Norway – countries of the residence of the significant number of Serbs) in order to determine the number and status of the Serbian diaspora in Europe on the basis of official data of the institutions in those countries.
The Project „DIASPORA ONLINE“ will form the platform for the exchange of information between the Serbs from the Diaspora, the Diaspora and Homeland. The project aims to improve communication between members of the Serbian Diaspora in the world, promoting their creativity and work in the communities in which they live, preservation of the Serbian language, cultural and national identity of Serbs in the Diaspora, as well as correcting the image of Serbia in the Diaspora. The leading partner in this project is the Media and Reform Center Nis.
The project „PROMOTION OF NIS CITY ECONOMIC AND INVESTMENT POTENTIALS TO THE DIASPORA IN AUSTRIA“ is being implemented in cooperation with the Nis Cluster of Advanced Technologies Ni-CAT and the Regional Development Agency South. The overall objective of this project is to improve the economic cooperation of the Republic of Serbia and the Serbian Diaspora. The specific objectives of the project are: the establishment of the network of business people in the Diaspora and the presentation of Nis as the center of development of ICT and advanced technologies.
Projektom „DIJASPORA NA VEZI” formiraće se platforma za razmenu informacija između Srba iz dijaspore, dijaspore i matice. Projekat ima za cilj poboljšanje komunikacije između pripadnika srpske dijaspore u svetu, promociju njihovog stvaralaštva i rada u lokalnim sredinama u kojima žive, očuvanje srpskog jezika, kulturnog i nacionalnog identiteta Srba u rasejanju, kao i popravljanje slike Srbije u dijaspori. Nosilac ovog projekta je Media i reform centar Niš.
Projekat „PROMOCIJA PRIVREDNIH I INVESTICIONIH POTENICIJALA GRADA NIŠA DIJASPORI U AUSTRIJI” Grad Niš realizuje u saradnji sa niškim klasterom naprednih tehnologija Ni-KAT i Regionalnom razvojnom agencijom Jug. Opšti cilj ovog projekta je unapređenje ekonomske saradnje Republike Srbije i srpske dijaspore. Specifični ciljevi projekta su: osnivanje mreže poslovnih ljudi u dijaspori i predstavljanje grada Niša kao centra razvoja IKT-a i naprednih tehnologija.