“Creative mentorship” affirms mentoring as a tool of personal and professional development, strengthens the capacities of the cultural sector and provides support to prospective professionals interested in developing, networking and sharing knowledge and experience. We want to build, gather and support a community of motivated and socially responsible individuals that will contribute to the development of a society based on creativity, culture, knowledge and mutual cooperation.



Maša Avramović, a pedagogue and founder of the Center for the Culture of Children’s Rights C31 received the Embassy of Sweden Award for long-standing cooperation and friendship at the recently held celebration of the traditional Swedish holiday of St. Lucia in the Jugoslovenska Kinoteka.

The Swedish Embassy celebrated St. Lucia, a winter holiday celebrated by the Swedes in the glory of the sunlight during the cold and dark winter days on December 11th with the children’s choir, the presentation of cultural Swedish films and the awards of Legacy of Friendship. The awards were given to Maša Avramović, associate at Department of Pedagogy, Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade and founder of Center for the Culture of Children’s Rights C31, and Vladislav Lalic, responsible for opening IKEA in Serbia. Tatjana Nikolic, program Manager, attended this celebration on behalf of the team of “Creative mentorship”.

“When it comes to friendship, I am glad that although our two countries may not have the same views on certain topics, this friendship has never been interrupted. Friendship is created by individuals, and this anniversary gave us a great opportunity to publicly thank all the people who contributed to the development of relations between Sweden and Serbia, “said Ambassador of Sweden Jan Lundin and handed the Legacy of friendship to Maša Avramović (Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Pedagogy and Founder Center for Children’s Rights C31) and Vladislav Lalic (IKEA) as prominent associates in spreading Swedish-Serbian friendship.

Receiving the award Maša Avramovic  said: “To receive this recognition is a great honor, but also support, not only to me, but also to other young professionals who take part in building a society where children’s rights are respected and to create spaces for the active participation of children.” She pointed out that her work, both academically and on the promotion of child participation, was largely shaped by cooperation with colleagues from Sweden and the dialogue between our two cultures.

Maša Avramović is one of the founders of “Creative mentorship”, a great friend of our program and alumni of the first generation of 2012/13. We sincerely congratulate her on this significant recognition and all previous achievements that she promotes in Serbia and affirms the most advanced practices of respecting and promoting children’s rights and participation. We are extremely happy and proud that we have the opportunity and privilege to cooperate with Maša for years and we thank her for her contribution to the development of “Creative mentorship”.

Anniversary called “SwedishSerbian 100” marks the lifetime of diplomatic relations between Serbia and Sweden. During this jubilee on November 29th the dabate on, media, accountability, youth and activism was held in the Cultural cenyter GRAD under the name “Dialog Club” organized by the Embassy of Sweden in partnership with “Creative mentorship”.

Photos downloaded from the Facebook page of the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade.

Read also the text of Maša Avramović published on the website of the Swedish Embassy on her research and study visit in Sweden.