In the Nijemci Municipality a promotional workshop took part on 25 July as part of the project “Support for Networking and Twinning at European Level – SNET.EU.The project is funded by the European Union and the workshop was organized by the Local Democracy Agency from Osijek, Croatia.
In the introductory part of the workshop, a concept of active citizenship and the European Year of Citizens 2013 were presented. The worshop focused, however, on a concept of twinning of municipalities and towns, the history of twinning, twinning in Croatia in general, the program Europe for Citizens and a possibility for the financing of twinning under the two measures of this program.
Branka P. Turniški, the project manager, presented the Council of European Municipalities and Regions as an important institution which is dealing with twinning in Europe and in the world and she presented the ten keys for successful twinning.
In the second part of the workshop an interactive discussion was organized and the participants had the opportunity to talk about the priority issues in their local community and especially about the issue how to motivate citizens to be more active in the life of the local community, what are the potential challenges and obstacles on that way and how to solve them.
This promotional workshop was a good practice and preparation for the Open Days of the Municipality of Nijemci which will be soon organized in the municipality.
In the Nijemci Municipality a promotional workshop took part on 25 July as part of the project “Support for Networking and Twinning at European Level – SNET.EU.The project is funded by the European Union and the workshop was organized by the Local Democracy Agency from Osijek, Croatia.
In the introductory part of the workshop, a concept of active citizenship and the European Year of Citizens 2013 were presented. The worshop focused, however, on a concept of twinning of municipalities and towns, the history of twinning, twinning in Croatia in general, the program Europe for Citizens and a possibility for the financing of twinning under the two measures of this program.
Branka P. Turniški, the project manager, presented the Council of European Municipalities and Regions as an important institution which is dealing with twinning in Europe and in the world and she presented the ten keys for successful twinning.
In the second part of the workshop an interactive discussion was organized and the participants had the opportunity to talk about the priority issues in their local community and especially about the issue how to motivate citizens to be more active in the life of the local community, what are the potential challenges and obstacles on that way and how to solve them.
This promotional workshop was a good practice and preparation for the Open Days of the Municipality of Nijemci which will be soon organized in the municipality.