Kick off conference
The network of support for Roma children of the early age in Serbia-REYNS
March, 22 2016. in the premises of the Media Center in Belgrade a kick off conference was held in order to inform the wider public of international, national and local stakeholders as well as potential members of the national network on the formation of a national network of support for Roma children of early age in Serbia – REYNS Early Years Network Serbia).
The initiative was launched in partnership of the Association of Educational Assistants of Serbia, CIP Center for Interactive Pedagogy and the organization of the Hand of Friendship from Kraljevo.
In the introductory part of the welcome speech, Stanislav Daniel, Program Manager and Coordinator of the International REYN Network, addressed the audience through the video message, with the wish that the newly formed REYN network in Serbia is in line with the mission and provides a contribution to the better and more equitable position of Roma children in Serbia, thanks to the implementation of the latest Knowledge in the field of early development.
People who spoke at conference:
Jadranka Stojanović – Program Coordinator for Roma Inclusion – Foundation for an Open Society Serbia
Božidar Nikolić – national REYNS coordinator
Milena Mihajlović – Executive Director of CIP Center for Interactive Pedagogy – Belgrade
Tanja Djordjević – Association of Pedagogical Assistants of Serbia – Kragujevac
Zoran Petrović – Friendship hands – Kraljevo
The participants were introduced to the goals of establishing the Roma Supporting Network of Early Years in Serbia. They also presented the website of the REYNS Network and blog, which will set out various topics relevant for improving the educational status of Roma children of the early age.
At the end of the conference, representatives of national institutions, NGOs, foundations, representatives of the Association of Pedagogical Assistants of Serbia, national media presented their initiatives in the field of early development and asked questions in accordance with the topic.