Municipality of Backi Petrovac, Serbia:
The 1st Safe Community in the South Eastern Europe and 134th in the World
The idea of the Safe Community Project in Serbia was first introduced to Dr Jan Sabo, Mayor of Municipality of Backi Petrovac by the beginning of 2004 when Dr Mirjana Milankov Safe Community Project Leader, Republic of Serbia presented her paper on the subject of “Old people in a Safe Community”.
Dr Jan Sabo took to the concept of Safe Community. Since he wishes to improve the health, quality of life and the safety of the Municipality of Backi Petrovac citizens, he suggested that the Project Safe Community be promoted with their public.
To reduce the frequency of injuries and accidents through collaboration of different community groups, local corporations, business, organizations, associations, schools, health care providers, government agencies and people of the Municipality.
Backi Petrovac Municipality is located 25 km northwest of Novi Sad, capital of Vojvodina region, and 100 km northwest of Belgrade, capital of Serbia.
Backi Petrovac Municipality is the smallest one in Vojvodina. It has only 14.500 inhabitants, located in four villages: Backi Petrovac, Kulpin, Backi Maglic and Glozan.
Inhabitants of Backi Petrovac Municipality are Slovak, Serbian, and Rom minority, as well as Croatian and Greeks. The languages are Slovak and Serbian. Approximately 30% of inhabitants are farmers, while 30% are employed by local factories.