At the initiative of the Association TERRA’S and with the OSCE support, the Regional Aarhus Centre Subotica was established in March 2011 with a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Environment, the City of Subotica and the Open University.
The Regional Aarhus Centre Subotica currently employs one professional and its four volunteers are actively involved in the activities of this Centre. In addition to their daily on-duty at the Centre, they are also involved in the implementation of public campaigns and updating data on the website.
The goals of the Regional Aarhus Centre Subotica are to establish and maintain sound cooperation between the local self-government and citizens in order to ensure better and informed communication and knowledge, which will contribute to proactive involvement in the decision making process and facilitate the implementation of democratic processes in the area of protection and advancement of life environment in our country. Our work is particularly focused on a wider involvement of the environmental organisations in the initiating and decision making process, as well as the institutional reinforcement of local self-government through the improved organisation and coordination between the local administration and the public.
AC Subotica is open for citizens on all weekdays. Complaints can be received by mail or e-mail. The AC Subotica has a library with environmental titles, laws and regulations in this area, citizens may use internet to search information about environmental protection. Leaflets and other types of educational material are also available at the Centre (in Serbian and Hungarian language).
The Aarhus Centre has good cooperation with local media, so all the activities of the Centre have good media coverage.