ABOUT US

AARHUS CENTER NOVI SAD

The work of the Aarhus Center Novi Sad is based on the 1998 Convention of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and the Right to Legal Protection in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention). The Aarhus Convention provides:
  • Access to information
  • Public participation in decision making
  • Right to legal protection
Aarhus Center Novi Sad was established in 2011 with the support of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the City of Novi Sad and the Mission OSCE in Serbia.

WHAT WE DO

Promotion and advocacy of all three pillars of the Aarhus Convention are a priority in the work of the Aarhus Center Novi Sad. We organize volunteer actions, professional seminars, trainings, round tables, public debates, debates and discussions. We are a member of the Network of Aarhus Centers in Serbia AARHUSSRB. We are the coordinator of the Network for Reducing the Risk of Natural Disasters in Novi Sad SRNNS. We are strengthening the dialogue and establishing cooperation between citizens, institutions and local self-governments, which are one of the main bearers of the obligations of the Convention, all with the aim of ensuring democratic processes in the field of environmental protection. We are involved in cross-border activities and actively participate in international meetings.

GOALS OF AARHUS CENTER
NOVI SAD

Improving information and acquiring knowledge of the interested public with possible ways to reduce and address negative environmental impacts;
Creating a reliable mechanism for involvement and active participation of the public and citizens’ associations in planning and decision-making in the field of environmental protection;
Providing as much information as possible about the quality of the environment;
Strengthening environmental awareness of residents and gaining knowledge about the importance of responsible behavior in an environmentally safe manner;
Assisting local authorities to fulfill their obligations and duties under the Aarhus Convention;
Education and training of various target groups in order to create conditions for better implementation of environmental laws, especially the Law on the Aarhus Convention;
Promote regulations and methods aimed at providing access to information
Publish ecology manuals, brochures and journals.

OUR TEAMS

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DARIJA ŠAJIN

Environmental activist, fighter for human rights, anti-discrimination and advocacy of volunteerism
Radoslava STUPAR

RADOSLAVA STUPAR

BSc in Informatics and Technology ACNS website editor, mountaineer and licensed hiking guide
Predavac-Rosa-Stikovic

ROSA STIKOVIĆ

Graduate sociologist Expert in environmental legislation, citizen participation in public debates
BILJANA LATIC

BILJANA LATIĆ

Professor of Biology
Specialist in protected areas, participant in international and national projects related to nature protection, ecotourism, environmental education programs for children and adults
branislav vukotic

BRANISLAV VUKOTIĆ

Civil sector activist, advocate of equal opportunities for all
nemanja tenjovic

NEMANJA TENJOVIĆ

Master of Political Science and International Relations Project leader, trainer, focused on the development and implementation of strategic documents