RARIS – Regional Development Agency Eastern Serbia

Founders of RARIS:

  • Municipalities of Majdanpek, Kladovo, Bor, Knjaževac, Boljevac, Negotin and Sokobanja, the City of Zaječar,
  • Regional Chamber of Commerce Zaječar,
  • Strabag d.o.o.,
  • NGO “The Timok Club”,
  • Faculty of Management Zaječar

Objective of RARIS is to support development initiatives based on institutional networking and partnerships aiming at sustainable development of Eastern Serbia.

Fair of civil society organizations of Eastern Serbia

In order to promote the work of civil society organizations (CSOs) from Eastern Serbia, in June in Zajecar RARIS organised the first SCOs fair called '’Citizens in action'’.

Fair was attended by 25 associations of citizens of Bor and Zajecar regions, with more than 100 participants.

Fair included 3 special events:

  • The Newsroom - where representatives of the media and CSOs from Eastern Serbia discussed the possibilities of enhancing their cooperation;
  • Presentation of achievements / projects of CSOs from Eastern Serbia - which 17 SCOs presented their work and projects;
  • Panel discussion: Cooperation between local government and civil society '' Partnership for Development''. Panelists were from CSOs, local, regional and national government of the Republic of Serbia, etc. Panel discussion was about the possibilities for improvement of cooperation and partnership between local governments and CSOs.

Fair ’’Citizens in Action’’! RARIS organized in cooperation with TACSO Resource Center and the Office for Cooperation with Civil Society.

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