O UDRUŽENJU UDRUŽENJE GRAĐANA PONIŠAVLJE ASSOCIATION OF CITIZEN PONISAVLJE

O UDRUŽENJU
UDRUŽENJE GRAĐANA PONIŠAVLJE
ASSOCIATION OF CITIZEN PONISAVLJE
Association of citizen Ponisavlje is nonpolitical, nonprofit, nongovernmental – civil society
organization, set up for an indefinite time in order to achieve its mission to actively work on the
increase of the development of the civil society, human rights in Serbia and crossborder region,
with a special focus on youth. Association of citizen Ponisavlje is founded on July 30th, 2004 as
an organization which deals with the issues of youth policies, development and support of
youth initiatives, encouragement, and guidance of active youth participation in their local
communities, as well as the affirmation of healthy lifestyles among young people. Organization
was established as user service for young people and has become recognizable as leading
organization in the field of activities of local and regional youth coalitions. It is known as a
leader in youth policy and by support to civil society organization, non-formal groups, and
volunteers.
At the national level, Association of citizen Ponisavlje cooperates with many partner
organizations of civil society. Association of citizen Ponisavlje is a founding member of
Euroregion Nišava. Euroregion Nišava founded the NGO „Ponišavlje“ from Pirot (RS) and NGO
„Nišava“ from Sofia (BG) with the support of partner organizations of the Foundation „Hanns
Seidel“ and Pirgos Association. The framework agreement establishing the Euroregion Nišava
signed in June 2005. The Euroregion, which is named after a river flowing from Bulgaria, where
it has its source, to Serbia (in Cyrillic Нишава).
Euroregion Nišava is a full – rights member of the Association of European Border Regions.
Euroregion Nišava recognized by AEBR’s as one of the leaders in this part of Europe, which
should encourage and revive the Euroregions in the Balkans, which exist only on paper. To this
end, planning the integration Euroregion Nišava and Stara Planina to 21 Euroregion Danube,
which will mean linking Stara Planina with the Danube strategy.
The mission of Association of citizen Ponisavlje – Euroregion Nišava is to diminish Youth risks
(health, economic, social) and Youth risk behavior, through the encouragement of creativity,
the growth of activism and participation of young people on local and national levels.
Udruženje građana ’’PONIŠAVLJE’’ je osnovano aprila 2005. godine u Pirotu, kao nevladino i
neprofitno udruženje, radi ostvarivanja ciljeva u oblasti zaštite životne sredine, unapredjenja
regionalne i prekogranične saradnje, izgradnja institucija prekogranične saradnje, unapređenja
demokratskih procesa, zaštite ljudskih prava, razvoja i unapredjenja civilnog društva.
Misija Ponišavlja je podsticanje i mobilisanje građana za izgradnju demokratskog društva,
promovisanje regionalne i prekogranične saradnje, održivog razvoja, zaštita životne sredine,
zaštita ljudskih prava i poboljšanje položaja mladih i njihovo uključivanje u procese odlučivanja.

Zbog brojnih aktivnosti, koje su predmet interesovanja Ponišavlja, okupljen je veliki broj
stručnjaka iz različitih oblasti koji se angažuju kao učesnici ili realizatori svakog od prihvaćenih
projekata kako bi se zadati ciljevi i konkretni zadaci ostvarili na što kvalitetniji način.
FACEBOOK STRANA
https://www.facebook.com/Euroregion-Ni%C5%A1ava-392491767609908/

KONTAKT
Srpskih vladara 83
Pirot
Srbija
E mail: office@euregionisava.org

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