Philanthropy Council Established – Encouraging Benefaction in Society a Shared Task

Belgrade, September 7, 2018 – The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, chaired the first meeting of the newly established Philanthropy Council, held in the Government of the Republic of Serbia. The Philanthropy Council was established in order to create an enabling environment for providing benefaction and further development of philanthropic infrastructure and culture of giving for the common good in the Republic of Serbia, taking into account the current situation and trends in giving in our society.
“I am honored to preside over this Council, which work affects every citizen of Serbia. As a country with a long philanthropic tradition, I am convinced that we can and must do more to help others. Encouraging benefaction  in society is a common task for all of us, and the Government of Serbia will be a strong support for individuals, businesses and institutions that understand the importance of assistance and giving”, said Ana Brnabić, The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia.
At the initiative of Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, Trag Foundation, Catalyst Balkans, Smart Kolektiv, Serbian Philanthropy Forum, Responsible Business Forum and the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić has decided to form a Philanthropy Council, aimed at improving public policies and creating a stimulating environment for giving in Serbia.
This initiative was implemented within the Framework for giving project, which is supported by USAID.
Click here for more details on the meeting.