Founded Umbrella Organization of Serbian Youth
The European Movement is one of the founders of the Umbrella Organization of
Serbian Youth (KOMS), union of more than 50 organisations and associations
dealing with youth. Constituent Assembly was held during the three-day
conference from 10th to 13th March, 2011 in which about 80 delegates worked in
four working groups on many topics, such as design, program and plan of Umbrella
Organization of Serbian Youth.
Plans in the statute, cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and
other public institutions, cooperation with other civil society organisations
and relationships with local and regional Youth organizations, united in a draft
Action Plan KOMS for 2011. On the third day of the conference was held the
Constituent Assembly on which was voted the articles of association, statute and
rules of functioning KOMS.
Elections for the KOMS was also held, on which was voted the President of the
Board Grozdanović Vukasin, the President of Youth JAZAS in Novi Sad. In addition
the Board elected Monitoring Committee, chaired by Miljan Radunovic from AEGEE
Beograd. A delegate of the European Movement, Petar Pejic was also elected to
the Monitoring Committee and Marina Milanovic from the Volunteer Center of Nis
for the President of KOMS's Assembly Speaker.
Support to the establishment of a KOMS was given by Ivana Kovačević, State
Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports, who pointed out that she seen the
alliance as a great strength of young people with whom the state will continue
to cooperate to improve their position. Petar Matjašič, the president of the
European Youth Forum and representatives of Umbrella organizations of young
people from Croatia, Slovenia and Bulgaria, were also present at the conference
and shared their experience with colleagues from Serbia.
Establishing a KOMS is supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sport and Fund
for an Open Society Serbia.