The Round Table (RT) approach was initiated in April 2010 by the Serbian Council of Great Britain (SCGB).
It responded to the invitation from the then Serbian Ministry for Diaspora, to the Serbian Community in the UK, to take part at the Diaspora Assembly Inauguration in Belgrade in July 2010. The initial hurried, but effective work, of SCGB was directed at meeting the short deadline set by the then Serbian Ministry. Following the first meeting, two UK representatives were elected and then attended meetings in Serbia in 2010 and 2011. Due to the latest restructuring of the Serbian Government, as part of the General elections in Serbia, the Serbian Diaspora Assembly meeting did not take place in 2012.
Whilst we await an official response from the Serbian Government about their future plans for the Serbian Diaspora Assembly, the Round Table initiative continues its work in identifying and dealing with the needs of the British Serbian Community. The main aim of the Round Table is to encourage cooperation and collaboration between Serbian community groups and organisations from across the UK and Ireland (UK&I) for their benefit. It also provides a forum for Serbian community organisations to discuss issues of interest and importance to them and to agree ways forward. Participation at the Round Table is open to interested organisations and individuals. For further information and how to take part in this initiative, please contact us at [email protected].