The team of the Geographical Institute "Jovan Cvijić" SASA is one of the winners of the Public Call for funding citizen science research projects in 2023, which was announced by the Center for the Promotion of Science with the support of the Ministry of Science, Technological Development and Innovation. The project’s name is "STAY OR LEAVE - spotlight on migration In The rUral areas (RurSITU)". The focus is on the stayers as ‘rural keepers’ who are in the spotlight, as well as ‘catching‘ the causality between individuals' perception of rural areas, local characteristics, and the decision to stay. The scientific team members are researchers from the Geographical Institute - Marija Drobnjaković (coordinator), Milan Radovanović, Željko Bjeljac, Milena Panić and Vlasta Kokotović Kanazir. The Project will be implemented in cooperation with partners: five citizens' associations - Women's Association "Sačuvajmo selo" (Priboj), Rural Tourism of Serbia (Ljig), Club Ars Nova (Valjevo), Mountaineering Club "Tara" (Bajina Bašta), Center for Improvement tourism business TERRA (Užice) and the "Vuk Karadžić" Cultural Center (Loznica). Research implies the active citizen’s participation in all Project phases, with the idea that underpins visibility of positive aspects of rural life.


Date: December 29, 2023
Source: Marija Drobnjaković