Ceremonial awarding of certificates

At the Palace of Serbia, certificates were handed out to participants in weaving and felting trainings, held in November 2020. The award ceremony was organized within the project "Socio-economic affirmation of women in a pandemic", funded by the Canadian Embassy for Women Ethno Network, to help overcome the pandemic .

In addition to psychological empowerment workshops called "Entrepreneurial and their own", through this project, new weavers and felters were trained in Sombor, Pancevo and Sremska Mitrovica and awards were provided for the most successful participants. The award ceremony was attended by representatives of the embassies of Belgium, Sweden, Israel and Canada, representatives of the Government and local authorities, directors of branches of the National Employment Service, as well as the media.

In her introductory address, Violeta Jovanović, President of the Ethno Network, thanked all partners for their continuous support, with whose help unemployed women and young people from rural areas are economically and socially empowered. The participants were also addressed by the Deputy Ambassador of Canada, Mr. Brian Ebel, as well as the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium, Kun Adam, who was the patron of the first felting colony in Loznica in February. They expressed satisfaction that they were part of the colonies organized by the Ethno Network and congratulated all the participants.

In the hall of the Palace of Serbia, an exhibition of handicrafts of the Ethno Network was organized, which is used by the Government of Serbia as diplomatic gifts. On the felted handicrafts, the motifs of the Banat pattern from Pancevo and Solomon's knot from Sremska Mitrovica are presented, and on the woven ones, the motif of the Stapar rose, which the participants worked on as a task within the practical work at the end of the training. The Ambassador of Israel, Jahel Vilan, addressed all those present and handed over a check which enabled the material to work.

The final speaker was the Deputy Prime Minister, Prof. Dr. Zorana Mihajlovic, who reminded of the importance of finding a job for women, as an important step in their economic empowerment. At the end of the event, certificates and awards for the best participants were presented. At three trainings in Sombor, Sremska Mitrovica and Pancevo, eight new weavers and 17 pusters were trained. As the best new weaver, Katarina Car from Sombor was awarded, who received a loom for weaving. The most successful participants in the trainings in Pancevo and Sremska Mitrovica were awarded a table for the felting. In Sremska Mitrovica, it is Anica Jelenković, a teacher looking for a job, and in Pancevo, Ivana Jović was chosen as the most successful felter, defectologist.

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