DX Club

Children informative cultural service – DX was founded in 1997 when groups Children for Children and Media School merged. Since its establishment, the DX functions as a teen club at the Child Rights Centre, dealing with peer education, youth media and organising researches of attitudes of young people.

In the period 2003-2009 the DX was a member of the Youth Network “Living Together”, which brought together youth clubs in several cities in Serbia and has been expanding the intercultural approach to communication among young people, with the support of the Swiss Pestalozzi Foundation.

Members of the DX have so far:

  • prepared and published 10 issues of the quarterly youth magazine “DX Magazine”,
  • prepared and published 10 issues of the newsletter “Cursor”,
  • prepared and conducted 22 hours of live radio program,
  • done 28 short documentaries audio reports for the Internet, which recorded a total of over 12,000 downloads,
  • organised 13 large researches of attitudes of youth, with a total of over 6,000 respondents,
  • participated in the development of four documentaries about children and youth,
  • participated in five summer camps “Living Together”,
  • participated in 5 two-week study visits to Switzerland within the Pestalozzi network,
  • participated twice in the NGO Fair at EXIT Festival
  • participated in GTZ’s camp in Vrsac, and in the study visit in Erfurt in 2008.

Team DX was a backbone of the Children’s Coalition which made ​​the first Children’s report on the state of child rights in the Republic of Serbia in 2007, presented it on 4 February 2008 to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva, and then in 14 cities in Serbia. In a similar way, members of DX were involved in reporting to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the implementation of the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography and the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict for the period 2003-2007.

DX was one of three youth clubs who have done the “Report on the situation of child rights in Serbia from the perspective of children and youth” in 2012.

So far, more than 150 high school activists have been in the DX. In 2004 members of the first generation of DX have founded their own youth NGO called Club OPA “Youth Takes Action.”

Support to the DX so far provided the German Agency for International Cooperation – GIZ, Pestalozzi Foundation, UNICEF, Save the Children (Sweden, Norway, UK), CIDA, the European Scout Office.