Uncertainty and vulnerability of the individual in the 21st century is the focus of CENTAR’s Human Security Programme. Building on foundations set by the recently departed co-founder and longtime director of CENTAR, Svetlana Đurđević Lukić, CENTAR regards security as a human right and advocates for construing a society in which every individual will have opportunities to reach their potential. 

Svetlana had a talent of pioneering the introduction of many topics – primarily concerned with the security of vulnerable groups – into security discourse within Serbia.

Fostering this approach, starting from 2016, CENTAR, as part of its foundation named after the late Svetlana, has held a competition with the goal of inspiring young researchers with different educational backgrounds to examine modern day threats that endanger the safety of individuals in communities.