EU Ambassador to Serbia and EU Delegation staff took part in a volunteering activity titled Our Belgrade (Naš Beograd), organised by Smart kolektiv and the Responsible Business Forum.
The activity was joined by 350 volunteers from 11 companies, such as UniCredit Bank, Vojvodjanska Bank, Banca Intesa, VIP Mobile, Nordeus, Coca-Cola, Bambi and CRH, Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, Catalyst, as well as US Embassy and EU Delegation to Serbia.
They worked on 12 different locations, including Kalemegdan, Zemun, Skadarlija, the Great War Island, Nikola Pasic Square, Akademski plato in front of the Faculty of Philosophy, etc.
The Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Sem Fabrizi said he was happy to take part in this action together with his family.
“Living in a community means you get a lot, but at the same time you have to give something back,” Fabrizi said.
Volunteers from the EU Delegation helped the association Evo ruka from Zemun to make strawberry jam.
US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott said that “the spirit of volunteering is deeply entrenched in the hearts” of American people.
“We Americans have the expression: Bloom where you’re planted. We in the US Embassy are planted here for two, three of four years and we love Belgrade. That is why we want to make Belgrade as beautiful and as good place to live in as possible,” said Scott.
Volunteers from the US Embassy took part in cleaning the backyard of the elementary school for visually impaired children Dragan Kovacevic in Safarikova Street.
Responsible Business Forum President Dejan Turk said that the Forum’s motto was “Better business for a better society.”
“In our companies, we do business five days a week. But this Saturday, we and our families are doing something to help improve the society,” Turk said.
He added that over the course of 10 years, 3,500 employees from over 30 companies took part in various volunteering activities.