Okruzenje honoured at a European level.
Recognising the value, commitment and innovative effectiveness of Okruzenje’s work, the European Citizenship Awards 2016, honoured the initiative with a special mention in the ‘Media’ category.
The Awards celebrate the democratic and civic engagement of individuals and organisations which give substance to European values and improve the lives of communities in terms of participation, democracy, rights and social justice.
Organised by the European Civic Forum and Volonteurope, the awards are bestowed based on a public voting and jury deliberation; demonstrating that not only experts in the field appreciate the work of Okruzenje, but also that the general public recongises and understands the value of the initiative, beyond the viewership of Southeast Europe.
An award ceremony, hosted by the Mayor of London, will be held in on September 12th, 2016 and will include a roundtable to discuss issues on civic engagement, which the CDRSEE will attend.
This joint initiative of the CDRSEE and the European Fund for the Balkans continues to go from strength to strength, with a 5th series underway (due to be broadcast in the Autumn throughout the Western Balkans) comprising high-level guests discussing timely topics.