December 2012

Green Games national competition, which began in May 2012, is finished on October 31st. After counting the votes, the first prize, consisting of socially beneficial robot art for public space, with tin recycling function - the Bird Robot, donations from Rockefeller Brothers Fund, personal awards for the competitors and the prize money of Telenor, went to the municipality of Bor, that won 12,358 votes. The municipality of Knjaževac took the second place (with 4058 votes) and the municipality of Sokobanja took the third place (4040 votes). These two municipalities are awarded with ArtEco robots for recycling, also donated by Telenor, and personal awards for the competitors.
All winners, as well as 4th and 5th place competitors were awarded by the Metropolitan University expert committee certificate.
Special Award - ArtEco recycling solar-powered robot will be awarded to elementary school “Milinko Kušić” from Ivanjica attended by children with cerebral paralysis, who were included in the competitive part of the program due to mentoring activities of Svetlana Glavinić (Chairman of the Society for Cerebral paralysis of Ivanjica) and Dubravka Ivković (school psychologist).
Green Games Prize Award Ceremony will be held on December 4th , in Belgrade municipality of Vračar, when the awards will be given to winner municipality presenters.
The aim of the national campaign "Knowledge for Sustainable Development" is in accordance with the leading initiative of Lisbon Treaty and strategy Europe 2020. about innovations and efficient use of resources, along the achievement of present prosperity and preservation of the future one, which supports the implementation of social change through intersectional action, participation of NGOs and individuals.
Green Games competition for the best video game with an ecological message of the campaign "Knowledge for Sustainable Development" is supported by donors: Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), U.S Embassy, Belgrade and U.S Department of State, USAID and Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), Telenor Company and Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection; and by strategic partners and collaborators: Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, OSCE Mission to Serbia, UNOPS - European Partnership with Municipalities – PROGRESS, Standing conference of towns and municipalities (SKGO), Metropolitan University (Faculty of Information Technology - FIT), University in Belgrade (Faculty of Civil Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Innovation center of School of Electrical Engineering), Pedagogical Society of Computer Science of Serbia and Association of Cerebral Paralysis Patients of Ivanjica.