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The Novi Sad School of Journalism selected to participate in the “EMPOWER” Program

Novi Sad School of Journalism and Center Living Upright are participating in the Empower Partnerships for Inclusive Communities Program, administered by Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  The Empower Partnerships program gathers 20 U.S.-based organizations and institutions and 40 organizations from 20 different countries aiming to expand the capacity of participating organizations to promote inclusive communities and advance disability rights around the world.

The Novi Sad School of Journalism and Center Living Upright are partnered with the Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies from Towson University, USA. The program will last for 10 months during which collaborative partners will exchange visits in order to create collaborative relationships and develop and implement project which will promote rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in our communities.

In the fall all participants will gather in Washington, D.C., to take part in closing conference with all Empower Partnership participants.  The conference will provide a forum for participants to network and discuss best practices with other leaders in their profession and to share projects that will be implemented in course of the program.

For more information about the collaborative partners please visit: http://www.miusa.org/exchange/currentprogs/empower, http://eca.state.gov/programs-initiatives/disabilities-exchange-programs,  https://www.novinarska-skola.org.rs  and http://www.czuns.org  or contact:

Jelena Jovovic, Novi Sad School of Journalism, +381 21 42 42 46, jelena@novinarska-skola.org.rs

[Anna Griffin, U.S. Department of State, (202) 632-6452, eca-press@state.gov]

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