SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND CREATING INCLUSIVE PUBLIC SPACES IN MOSTAR

SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND CREATING INCLUSIVE PUBLIC SPACES IN MOSTAR

People with disabilities, along with their neighbours and volunteers, improved a public space in Mostar that serves a group home. Public spaces present a venue for dialogue and creativity by bringing people together around common issues. Mobilising citizens and contributing to the development of civic, cultural, and economic life is the aim of our project Mostar - Spaces to Activate and Rejuvenate.

© Tereza Hronova
TO BE A ROLE MODEL–SOCIAL SERVICES IN CZECHIA INSPIRE ESTABLISHING A SOCIAL SYSTEM IN KOSOVO

TO BE A ROLE MODEL–SOCIAL SERVICES IN CZECHIA INSPIRE ESTABLISHING A SOCIAL SYSTEM IN KOSOVO

People in Need (PIN) has been working in Kosovo on-and-off since 1998. During this time, we have had the opportunity to observe the emergence of local civil society. One persistent problem in Kosovo is the lack of support for vulnerable groups–minorities, elderly people, or people with disabilities. However, Czechia could be a role model for how to provide better social services.

© PIN Kosovo
SOCIAL SERVICES IN CZECHIA AS AN EXAMPLE OF BEST PRACTICES FOR THE BALKANS

SOCIAL SERVICES IN CZECHIA AS AN EXAMPLE OF BEST PRACTICES FOR THE BALKANS

At People in Need (PIN), we are supporting civil society organisations (CSOs) that try to improve social services in southern Serbia. As we know, learning is a lifelong endeavour and having an opportunity to see an example of best practices is priceless. We invited representatives of several organisations to the Czech Republic to see how different types of institutions work for the elderly, people with disabilities, and the homeless.

© Karolína Šugarová
PUBLIC OPINION: PUBLIC SERVICES, INTERETHNIC RELATIONS, YOUTH AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN KOSOVO

PUBLIC OPINION: PUBLIC SERVICES, INTERETHNIC RELATIONS, YOUTH AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN KOSOVO

The report provides insight into how ordinary citizens in our target municipalities feel about and perceive the delivery of local public services, to what extent local authorities meet their needs, how much they participate in local planning, etc.

© Tereza Hronova
PUBLIC OPINION: PUBLIC SERVICES, INTERETHNIC RELATIONS, YOUTH AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE SOUTH OF SERBIA

PUBLIC OPINION: PUBLIC SERVICES, INTERETHNIC RELATIONS, YOUTH AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE SOUTH OF SERBIA

We asked the citizens of Bujanovac, Vranje, Lebane about their views and experiences with local public services, inter-ethnic relations, and youth and civil society in their communities, as a part of our good governance project.

© Maša Živojinović
PEOPLE IN NEED'S WORK OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS

PEOPLE IN NEED'S WORK OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS

This year, People in Need (PIN) celebrates its 30th anniversary. Established in 1992 by Czech war correspondents Šimon Pánek and Jaromír Štětina, PIN has worked hard to empower vulnerable communities around the world and right here in the Czech Republic.

WE’RE 30-YEARS-OLD!

WE’RE 30-YEARS-OLD!

Although our work is far from finished, let’s take a look at our past and commemorate PIN’s first 30 years of existence. Thirty years ago, a group of war journalists and volunteers banded together and decided to try to help those in crisis.

TOWARDS THE INCLUSIVE CLASROOM IN KOSOVO

TOWARDS THE INCLUSIVE CLASROOM IN KOSOVO

A very crucial pillar of inclusive education is to ensure that all teachers are prepared to teach all children. Teachers are agents of change who with the right approach can enable children to succeed.

© Tereza Hronova
BEST EUROPEAN WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN COMMUNAL COMPANY IN SARAJEVO'S NEW STRATEGIC PLAN

BEST EUROPEAN WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN COMMUNAL COMPANY IN SARAJEVO'S NEW STRATEGIC PLAN

The Cantonal Public Utility Company "RAD" (CPUC „RAD“) has initiated the development of a new Strategic Plan that integrates the best experiences of the Czech Republic and the EU in waste management and will continue to work on its detailed development in the coming period.

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ARE GETTING INTERNSHIPS TO HELP CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND THOSE FROM VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES IN KOSOVO

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ARE GETTING INTERNSHIPS TO HELP CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND THOSE FROM VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES IN KOSOVO

The Internship Program provides the opportunity for students to support children with special needs and those from vulnerable communities in regular schools with psycho-social services, teaching assistance and speech therapy. These students of psychology, pedagogy, speech therapy and education are part of PINs "Education for All" project which aims to promote inclusive education in eight schools and two Learning Centres across Kosovo.

© Tereza Hronova
Czech People in Need Humanitarian Convoy Reaches Lviv

Czech People in Need Humanitarian Convoy Reaches Lviv

March 1, 2022 - Czech organization People in Need (PIN) sent the first convoy of trucks loaded with humanitarian aid, as requested by representatives of the city of Lviv in Western Ukraine, where the humanitarian situation is deteriorating rapidly as tens of thousands of internally displaced people are flocking to the city in search of safety amidst the armed conflict with Russia. Aid that arrived on Monday is worth close to 400.000 euros and preparations are underway for more convoys.

© Alyona Budagovska

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