Coalition 27 advocates and encourages public participation in the Republic of Serbia’s accession negotiations with the European Union and proposes solutions that will contribute to the protection and improvement of the environment and the quality of life of citizens. It was established by civil society organizations in 2014 with the aim of monitoring and contributing to the process of EU accession (Chapter 27).
The organizations joined in Coalition 27 are: Belgrade Open School, Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, Environment Improvement Centre, Environmental Engineering Group, One Degree Serbia, Safer Chemicals Alternative, Young Researchers of Serbia and the World Organization for Nature (WWF).
Natura 2000 Resource center of Serbia is a network of organizations dedicated to the environmental protection. Their main activity is preserving biodiversity in Serbia through European legislation and connecting, supporting and developing organizations that will go on to establish NATURA 2000 network in Serbia.
This network would act as an outpost of the larger European NATURA 2000 network of nature protection areas in the territory of the European Union. Natura 2000 RCS gathers 56 organizations from all over Serbia, with its secretariat situated in the headquarters of Young Researchers of Serbia.
The Green Chair mechanism is a network of over 60 non-governmental organizations active in the field of environmental protection. The main idea behind its establishment was to ensure permanent participation of civil society representatives at the sessions of the Environmental Protection Committee (Committee) of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia (National Assembly).
This right to participate is based on the Article 63 of the National Assembly Rules of Procedure concerning the work of the Committee: “The Committee can ensure the presence or participation of representatives of citizens and associations of citizens at the session of the Committee during discussion on certain issues related to environmental protection.”
The network was established on 5 June 2013 as an initiative of seven civil society organizations. The work of the network is managed by the Green Chair Coordination Team, which consists of three civil society organizations: Young Researchers of Serbia, Center for Modern Skills and Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence.
Green List of Serbia is a network of local environmental organizations that contribute to the preservation of natural resources and life quality of Serbian citizens through public advocacy, education, providing information and encouraging activism among citizens. Since 2015 it has been known as the Alliance of the Environmental Associations. The alliance’s headquarters are located in Novi Sad.
Its registered members include: Center for sustainable future “Green zone” from Knjaževac, Young Researchers Society “Bor” from Bor, Eco club “Green roadsigns” from Raška, Ecological movement “Moravski orašak” from Trstenik, Ecological Movement “White Birch” from Kruševac, “Environmental Engineering Group” from Novi Sad, Scout squad “Zavičaj 1093” from Vranje, “Porečje-Vučje” from Vučje and “Green Circle” from Novi Sad.