The conference titled “Discrimination of LGBTI persons on the labour market in the Republic of Serbia – application of anti-discrimination regulations and the importance of inclusive working environment” was held in the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, on Wednesday, 5 April 2023.
The conference was opened by the First Secretary of the British Embassy, Mr. William Hopkinson, after which two panels were held.
During the first panel “Challenges of applying anti-discrimination regulations to improve the position of LGBTI persons on the labour market”, the following participants addressed the attendees: Tatjana Prijić, acting Assistant Commissioner for Protection of Equality, Nikola Radojlović, Head of the Department for Anti-Discrimination Policy, Ministry of Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue, Igor Jadrovski, Deputy President of the Commission for Prevention and Protection from Discrimination of the Republic of North Macedonia and Prof. Dr. Zorica Mršević, legal expert. The panel was moderated by Milan Antonijević.
During the second panel “Creating an inclusive work environment – current situation and perspectives in the Republic of Serbia”, the following participants addressed the attendees: Sanja Mešanović, Deputy Director of the Public Policy Secretariat, prof. Dr. Dejan Kostić, Assistant Director of the Human Resource Management Service of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Goran Miletić, Director for Europe and MENA, Civil Rights Defenders, Nikola Grozdanić, PwC Serbia, Dušan Stojaković, Hemofarm – STADA group. The panel was moderated by Milan Antonijević.
The Public Policy Secretariat Deputy Director, Sanja Mešanović, spoke about the importance of regulatory impact assessment and public policy documents from the perspective of the principles of equality and non-discrimination, publicity and partnership, as well as the principles of integrity and sustainable growth and development. The significant role of the Public Policy Secretariat in the impact assessment process was pointed out, as well as in ensuring the participation of stakeholders and target groups in the creation of public policy documents and regulations.
On this occasion, the publication titled “Guide for the implementation of domestic anti-discrimination regulations to improve the position of LGBTI persons in the labour market in the Republic of Serbia” was presented.
The conference was realized with the support of the British Embassy in the Republic of Serbia, the Chevening Scholarship Alumni Fund and the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality.