Today, more than 50 public administration authorities opened their doors to students of five state universities in the Republic of Serbia and offered professional practice under their auspices, within the second Fair of student professional practice in public administration, which is held in an online format, through a platform specially created for that event.

The Protector of Citizens is one of the state institutions that, like last year, invited students to do professional practice in that institution in the 2022/2023 school year.

Photo: Protector of Citizens

In an online presentation, the Protector of Citizens, Zoran Pašalić, stated that a total of 16 vacancies have been secured in that institution for the year 2022/2023 (12 for students of the Faculty of Law and 4 for students from the Faculty of Political Sciences). Student practice is carried out according to thematic units, within the sector for the protection of human rights and freedoms and the rights of persons deprived of their liberty, sector for the protection of children's rights, gender equality and the rights of persons with disabilities, sector for the protection of rights of members of national minorities and other minority rights and freedoms, the department of the National Preventive Mechanism and the emergency response department.

Pašalić told the students that during the practice they will have the opportunity to become familiar with the competences of the Protector of Citizens as an independent and autonomous body for the protection of human rights in the Republic of Serbia, as well as with the mechanisms for protecting those rights and the position of vulnerable groups, the improvement of which is in a special focus of work of the Protector citizens. Also, they will see the work performed on complaints, the issuing of recommendations, formulating opinions on legislative proposals and stressed that practice does not only mean listening to lectures, but also active participation in the work.

The fair was organized by the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government with the support of the European Union, and offers almost 800 places for professional practice in 56 public administration authorities, mostly for students of human sciences, i.e. the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Economics, the Faculty of Political Sciences and the Faculty of Organizational Sciences.