ЕU project “Activatе for more opportunities” for employment of persons with disabilities
Information session of the “Activate for more opportunities” project, implemented by Organization of people with disabilities of Kuršumlija and Municipality of Kuršumlija, was held today at the ceremonial hall of the Kuršumlija Municipality.
This action is part of the global project “European Union Support to Active Youth Inclusion”, with total value of 4.7 million EUR, financed by the European Union and co-funded by the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
The significance of the project is in implemented activities for status improvement and employment of persons with disabilities.
Marko Filipović, Project Manager of the “Activate for more opportunities” project, stated that promotion, employement, support for self-employment of persons with disabilities, work practice and training were tmain goals of the project. The project was implemented in cooperation with the partner Мunicipality of Kuršumlija and professional services dealing with unemployment problems.
Sunčica Nestorović. Project Coordinator, pointed out that the priority of the project at the level of the municipality of Kuršumlija was to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal position in society, that they can progress and realize their potential. One of the important aspects of the project was to support people with disabilities in entrepreneurial practices.
The “European Union Support to Active Youth Inclusion” project, total value of which is EUR 4.7 million, financed by the EU and co-funded by the Government of the Republic of Serbia, aims to ensure greater social inclusion of youth population in Serbia by increasing of employment, youth activity, work experience and entrepreneurship practice among youth population. Through the project the EU and Government of Serbia has granted 24 grants, which will be implemented in more than 35 cities and municipalities in Serbia by the end of 2021. The projects implemented by the national and provincial social welfare institutions, municipalities and cities, citizens associations, foundations and educational institutions will increase the scope and quality of services at the local level in education and employment, innovative practice, active inclusion mechanisms and models and thereby strengthen the social inclusion of youth. The impact and tangible outcomes of the project are expected at all levels concerning the overall readiness and increased capacities of relevant institutions for the innovative development and management of youth active inclusion measures, policy development in line with best EU practices, and effective use of related EU financial assistance.
The project is managed by the Ministry of Finance, Department for Contracting and Financing of EU Funded Programmes (CFCU), while the project beneficiary institutions are the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs and Ministry of Youth and Sports
More about the project can be found on www.ukljucivanjemladih.rs
The European Union’s donations to Serbia exceed EUR 3.6 billion from 2000 to date. The funds have been used to support development, quality of life and reforms in: civil protection, flood relief and protection, education, connectivity, environment, health and consumer protection, culture, rule of law, local development, jobs and growth, public administration, migration, public financial management, civil society and media, social inclusion, youth and sport. EU support is implemented in cooperation with the Government of Serbia. The European Union is a larger donor of development aid to Serbia than all other international donors put together.
Project ”Activate for more opportunities!” is a part of the European Union Support to Active Youth Inclusion grant scheme
Organization of people with Disabilities of Kuršumlija, Koste Vojinovića 6, 18430 Kuršumlija
Project funded by the European Union and co-financed by the Government of the Republic of Serbia, and implemented by the Organization of People with Disabilities of Kuršumlija and Municipality of Kuršumlija