Civic Revolution from Zrenjanin, Right to Right from Nis, Local Alternative from Vrbas, Only Local from Becej and Clear and Loud from Pozarevac signed an agreement on cooperation yesterday at the Belgrade Center for Cultural Decontamination and announced joint actions in the coming period.
Marija Simić Lazarević from the Pozarevac Association She clearly and loudly explained that the signatories to the agreement will work together in the future to defend citizens' rights to a dignified life, to fight discrimination, to implement the principles of direct democracy, to fight for public administration in the service of citizens and to responsibly manage public resources, as well as the fight against corruption and the protection of the vulnerable.
Dusan Kokot of the Civic Turn emphasized that “the agreement is not pre-election, that the topics and commitments that bring the associations together go beyond daily politics, one election and one term” and that this group will not go to the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Jovan Radovic of the Local Alternative in Vrbas pointed out that there is a serious crisis of democratic values in Serbia, not only at the level of functioning of state institutions but also within socio-political organizations and that the aim of the signatories of the agreement is to show through their behavior that democracy does not have to become a completely compromised word , but it can be a set of achievable principles.
Milan Bokun from Becej Association Only locally pointed out that this is the first association of organizations from several cities “without headquarters in Belgrade”, which gives hope that the proclaimed equality will not be played out and that democracy can be built “from below”.
Milosav Jukic from the Nis Right to Right announced his close cooperation with consumer protection organizations and environmental associations and invited all those interested in civic activism to join the signed agreement.