On September 21, 2017 in Svrljig a meeting on the topic “Improving the position of women in rural areas” was held. The meeting was attended by representatives of women's associations from the vicinity of Nis and Svrljig, representatives of women's associations from Vrsac and Veliko Gradiste, representatives of local institutions, as well as women from local communities interested in this topic.
The meeting was organized within the framework of the project "ALTER - Active Local Territories for Economic Development of Rural Areas" funded by the European Union, as part of the activities “Establish direct cooperation and dialogue between CSOs and public institutions in order to influence policy making and create concrete changes in sustainable socio-economic rural development”. The project is implemented at the national level by the Network for rural development of Serbia.
In the direct conversation of the participants, initiatives were initiated to connect women from Svrljig with women from Veliko Gradiste and Vrsac (exchange of experience and knowledge), and to connect with any other area in Serbia, as well as to exchange products that women produce in order to represent these products in the wider market.