Regional meeting of Teams for strategic litigation

On October 29, 2007, in rooms of Pozega Municipality, CA Sretenje held regional meeting of representatives of local communities from Novi Sad, Leskovac, Kraljevo and Pozega and local partners on the project: Forum Iuris- Novi Sad, Center of Education Leskovac, Civic Council Municipality of Kraljevo with aim to examine possibilities and ways of regional networking.
Regional meeting is a final activity on the project Strategic Litigation in Local Communities which is supported by Canadian Government, via Canadian International Development Agency- CIDA and Open Society Fund.
Rodoljub Sabic, Commissioner for Information of Public Importance, spoke about the significance of the Law on Free Access to information for solving of defined issues, Zdenka Kovacevic, Project Coordinator, summarized attained results and defined cases, Mirej Grcki spoke about the local community status and recommendation for further functioning, Srdjan Cosic about returning of Bogavac legacy to youngsters in Kraljevo municipality, and Zeljko Plavsic about great and unselective forest cutting on mountain Kukavica in Leskovac Municipality. Miladin Filipovic, Municipal public solicitor, referred to the Law on Local Government and said that he was not authorized for litigation of local communities but that he would accept to be engaged in the case of environmental protection of rivers Crna and Bela Kamenica.
Also spoke: Mirjana Nikolic-a member of the Legal Team- about steps in strategic litigation in case of environmental protection of rivers Crna and Bela Kamenica, Biljana Milovanovic- about local community status in Pozega, Ljubica Bogosavljevic-President of Municipal Assembly in Arilje municipality- about local community status in Arilje. Representatives of local communities also took part in discussion: Stevan Latinović- MZ Bosko Buha , Novi Sad, Vesna Vulin Macic- MZ Jelen Do, Pozega, Predislav Matović- MZ Tometino Polje, Pozega, Marjan Banjanac- MZ Bogutovac, Kraljevo.
At the end of the meeting it was formed Team for strategic litigation on regional level and signed Agreement between all participants in the project- 16 local communities and 5 non governmental organizations.