The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the association “Serbia in Motion” organised the 37th Belgrade Ignite called “Get Involved No. 4” dedicated to social inclusion. The event was held on October 25, 2016, at the premises of the Belgrade Impact Hub. For the fourth year in a row, the organisers traditionally celebrated the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and encouraged visitors and participants to fight for an inclusive society.
The visitors of the Belgrade Ignite had the opportunity to hear presenters’ personal stories and how, with their everyday efforts, they are trying to build an equal society for all and find answers to questions such as: is there life after serving a prison sentence; how to win medals at the Paralympic games; which are the secrets to active aging; is the education a privilege or everyone’s right; how to change the image of young Roma men and women trough rhythm and words; who are the women helping the migrants; what is every day like for young people who are deaf; how are young people in action changing the society; how did one mother become a successful entrepreneur…
The visitors of the 37th Belgrade Ignite called “Get Involved No. 4” had the opportunity to hear dynamic five-minute presentations by: Renata Đorđević Sabadoš, woman entrepreneur from Zrenjanin; Nataša Danilović, activist; Jovanka Dimitrijević, volunteer and active aging advocate; Tanja Maletić, secondary school student; Jelena Srnić Nerac from the Centre for Criminal Prevention and Post-Penal Assistance “Neostart”; Jelena Stupar, graphic designer and Serbian sign language advocate; Miloš Mitić, Paralympic athlete; Marija Cvejić, activist from the citizen association “Atina”, and Silvia Sinani from the Gypsy Roma Urban Balkan Beat (GRUBB) Foundation.
The Belgrade Ignite was officially closed with an exclusive performance of the GRUBB musical by its young ensemble; this musical is a result of the collaboration of young Roma and international artists. This unique blend of contemporary hip hop and traditional Roma music gives a voice to the Roma youth, both in Serbia and abroad.
The visitors were also able to buy the newest issue of the “Liceulice” magazine whose preparation was supported by the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. This issue focuses on the status of young people who are the most at risk of social exclusion and poverty. The distribution of the “Liceulice” magazine is done through a network of people who belong to the socially vulnerable groups, who earn 50% of each copy they sell.
The 37th Belgrade Ignite called “Get Involved No. 4” is the sixth in a row organised by the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the association “Serbia in Motion”, and the fourth in a row dedicated to the issue of social inclusion.