9:00AM Doors open; attendees fill out Icebreaker Tags.
9:00 – 10:00AM Attendees enjoy free breakfast and coffee
9:30 – 9:40AM Attendees get seated for a brief introduction by Marija Ratkovic
9:40 – 10:00AM Talk Nikoleta Kosovac: Working Not Begging
10:00 – 10:10AM Q&A
10:10 – 10:30AM Mix, mingle and linger.
10:30AM Everyone takes off for lovely casual Thursday.
Global theme: Humility
Working Not Begging
There is a thin line between humility and dignity on the street. We asked Nikoleta to tell us the story of Liceulice – street paper from Belgrade established in 2010. Liceulice today engage over 100 homeless people and people with disabilities in Belgrade and cities around Serbia. They work as vendors by selling this paper and earn 50 percent of every sold issue. We also asked Liceulice vendors to join us and tell us their life stories and what changes this street paper brings into their lives.
After many years of working in national and foreign magazines and radio stations, as well as in advertising agencies Publicis i Saatchi&Saatchi, Nikoleta wanted do something she truly believes in and founded it in a social enterprise Liceulice – the first street papers in Serbia. For already five years, as the coordinator of this social enterprise, she faces numerous challenges inherent in the independent media and activist work on the economic and social empowerment of the most vulnerable fellow citizens.
She is also one of the initiators of action My neighbor without a roof, an associate of the Center for the politics of emancipation, researcher associate of online platform VICE.com and expert consultant for PR, communications and strategic planning of numerous civil society organizations in Serbia and the region.
Liceulice realizes different programs of advocating, awareness raising and providing support to vulnerable groups since 2010. The most important program is issuing of specialized magazine Liceulice (well-known model of street papers all over the world) that is dealing with social topics, promotion of activism, democratic values, social and economic inclusion, affirmation of multiculturalism and equality, etc. Liceulice is a unique not just because of topics that it is dealing with, but because of its sustainable business model that it has been practicing – Liceulice gathers network of street vendors, hardly employable persons (Roma, homeless, persons with disabilities, single mothers, young people living and working on the streets, etc.) that earn 50% of every sold issue of the magazine.
This talk is open to all. Since the number of seats is limited, however, we kindly ask you to confirm your attendance at our event page on the CreativeMornings website, or by replying to this e-mail. We can also answer any questions you might have.
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Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.