NGO organization K-town group from Kosjerić together with 43 other Serbian non-governmental organizations in the period between 3rd of April and 9th of May 2008 realized the project entitled: “Serbia in EU – What does it mean for me, what does it mean for Kosjerić“. The project was supported by the Institute for Sustainable Communities and Fund for an Open Society and it consisted of six panel discussions and additional activities. The main aim of the project was to expand Kosjerić citizens’ knowledge of European Union and inform them about all benefits that the society as whole and ordinary citizens in particular would have if Serbia joins EU.
The first panel – on tourism, was held on 11th of April in Kosjerić’s House of Culture Main Hall. The panellists were: Rafael Popovac from the Serbian Ministry of Economy, Department for Tourism, Darko Đurović from Zlatibor Tourist Centre Organization and Marija Luković-Sredić from eco-village Gostoljublje near Kosjerić.
Darko Đurović presented the short overview of the importance of tourism in modern economy giving examples from the world greatest tourist destinations and stressing the importance of Western Balkan as potential tourist destination. Mr Đurović also presented tourist attractions of Zlatibor Mountain emphasising its importance for Serbian tourist industry.
Rafael Popovac presented the efforts of the Serbian Ministry of Economy, Department for Tourism to regulate tourist sector in a systematic manner. Mr Popovac also presented government agenda for the devolvement of tourism in Serbia until 2015.