Serb Democratic Forum (Serbo-Croatian: Srpski demokratski forum, Српски демократски форум) is a non-governmental organization of the Serbs of Croatia, which in cooperation with national and international organizations and institutions, protects human rights, minority rights, develops and promotes inter-ethnic tolerance and understanding and tries to restore mutual trust and respect.[1]

Serb Democratic Forum
Formation8 December 1991; 31 years ago (1991-12-08)
PurposeProtection of Serb minority rights in Croatia
HeadquartersZagreb, Croatia
Official language
Croatian and Serbian
Veljko Džakula
Key people
Milorad Pupovac (founder and first president)
WebsiteOfficial website

Forum is a voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit and non-partisan organization. It is the first Serb non-governmental organization founded in Croatia in the aftermath of the disintegration of Yugoslavia.[citation needed]

Forum has won numerous awards for his work in affirmation of human rights and civil society, most notably the Democracy and Civil Society Award in 1998, awarded by the U.S. and EU for promotion of democratic values.[2][3]

Serb Democratic Forum-Youth Forum Edit

Serb Democratic Forum-Youth Forum
Croatian: Forum mladih SDF-a
Serbian: Форум младих СДФ-а
AbbreviationSDF-Youth Forum
Formation21 December 2011; 11 years ago (2011-12-21)
Typeyouth organization
Legal statusinformal youth interest group at SDF
PurposeMinority rights, Youth activism, Human rights, Social equality
HeadquartersZagreb, Croatia
Official language
Croatian or Serbian
Željana Modrinić (21 December 2013-)
WebsiteOfficial website

Serbian Democratic Forum-Youth Forum (Croatian: Srpski demokratski forum-Forum mladih, Serbian Cyrillic: Српски демократски форум-Форум младих) is an informal group of youth, which is acting as an independent section and youth interest group within Serb Democratic Forum. It was founded on 21 December 2011 on the 20th anniversary of SDF.[4] Group was founded by a group of former students of Serbian Orthodox Secondary School from Zagreb.[5]

SDF Youth Forum members during public event on Petar Preradović square in Zagreb

SDF-Youth Forum is a signatory of International Joint Statement of International Student Movement against the increasing commercialization and privatization of public education.[6] In June 2013 SDF-Youth Forum publicly supported organizers of Zagreb Pride and urged its members as well as other members of Serbs of Croatia community to join event.[7] In October 2013 in cooperation with group from Finnish municipality Muurame SDF Youth Forum conducted a project entitled "Focus on us!" funded by the European Union.[8]

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References Edit

  1. ^ Foto: Dragutin Šantoši. "Srpska sloga protiv Pupovčeva SDSS-a - Več". Retrieved 2014-01-18.
  2. ^ "O nama". Archived from the original on October 22, 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2011.
  3. ^ " Coming Soon!". Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
  4. ^ "Salto Youth- The partner finding tool-Serbian Democratic Forum-Youth Forum". Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  5. ^ Forum mladih SDF-a. "Izvještaj o aktivnostima u 2012 godini" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  6. ^ "International Joint Statement | International Student Movement". 2010-08-08. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
  7. ^ Zagreb Pride. "Podrška Foruma mladih Srpskog demokratskog foruma". Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  8. ^ Embassy of Finland in Zagreb (2013-10-25). "Youth Storm in Croatia". Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  • Стратешки план СДФ-а од 2004—2009, Загреб, 2003.
  • Срби у Хрватској 2007, Српско народно вијеће, Загреб, 2007.
  • Iznad sudbonosnih okvira, Identitet, br. 100, jul 2006.