Libero welcomes you Loc@l page. This is a place where you can get information about our work on development of local communities in partnership with Local Authorities.
We believe that only by all sectors (public, private, NGO) joining forces for change can result in change we all want to see in our local communities. This is why we started working with our partners around Europe and Local Authorities from their cities to ensure that our global work on young people empowerment get its local impact.
We believe in education of citizens for participation in democratic processes at local level as starting point for their engagement later on national and European level. We gathered partners who believe same and established Loc@l as one of main pillars of our work.
Libero is recognized by local authorities as a partner who can give a contribution to cooperation projects that incite networking between different local communities and get involved in process of promotion of active citizenship at local level. On this path we are focused on citizens participation in all local processes important for achieving better communities from the region and support to European integration.
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LIBERATE LOC@L (IDEAS)
By creating LOC@L Libero is commiting itself to the next level of contributing to better local communities which are coming closer to EU.
Here is where Libero will gather all its partners and knowledge in the field, initiate future cooperations and offer it to everyone who is interested in being a part in modern, more connected and eager to grow communities.
We believe that this portal will contribute to citizens’ understanding of what is important for better local communities, to understand EU intergation in light of their everyday lives and to learn how to use new media in understanding EU policies and theirown rights and duties coming out of this arrangement.
Last research conducted by European Integration Office of the Government of the Republic of Serbia in December 2016, showed that only 33% of respondents have positive perception of EU and that presence of prejudices like fear of losing national identity and lowering importance of our country in the decision making process, is high. Braking some prejudices and stereotypes through clear information to citizens about meaning of some reforms will help combat euroscepticism and promote idea of European citizenship.
At LOC@L we will talk about arguments of eurosceptics and “deconstruct” them answering those arguments with facts about how Union improves life of its citizens. We will use social media for this and also for celebrating divercity of local communities.