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MY QUALITY OF LIFE HAS VISIBLY IMPROVED

Personal assistance becomes a permanent service for people with disabilities in Serbia’s Mačvan district with EU support. Dragana Marković Matić lives in the town of Šabac, in western Serbia’s Mačvan district. She lives with rheumatoid arthritis, which has led to…

TRADITIONAL ART WITH PLASTIC BOTTLE TOPS

An NGO from Sarajevo produces exciting works of art using waste bottle caps. A beautiful carpet is on prominent display in the Sarajevo suburb of Ciglane. There’s something different about this so-called ‘Čepoćilim’ though: it is made of 25,000 plastic…

BREASTFEEDING SCHOOL AS A PART OF ReLOaD

Breastfeeding is the best possible way to begin life.  From the first hour of a baby’s life to the second year, breastfeeding protects children from infectious diseases, malnutrition, and physical underdevelopment. The World Health Organization and UNICEF recommend that breastfeeding…

CREATIVITY AND EMPATHY AS AN ANSWER TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS

The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic and social impact have disrupted nearly every aspect of our lives. However, people of different ages experience its effects in different ways. For young people and especially for vulnerable youth the COVID-19 crisis poses…

STRENGTHENING RURAL TOURSIM FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

What the ISS can teach us about national development planning For the past 20 years there has been a continued presence of people in space, working in orbit on board the International Space Station (ISS). More than 240 individuals from 19 countries…

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