Kuršumlija, June 30 2019
Today in the city of Kuršumlija, with the presence of Mayor of Kuršumlija Mr. Radoljub Vidić, press conference is held to present the employment opportunities and social inclusion of persons with disabilities, through active inclusion model, implemented by “Activate for more opportunities” project. Total value of the grant is 98,862.16 EUR.
This action is part of the wider project “European Union Support to Active Youth Inclusion”, with total value of 4.7 million EUR, financed by the EU (IPA 2014) and co-funded by the Government of the Republic of Serbia. Project is managed by the Ministry of Finance, Department for Contracting and Financing of EU Funded Programmes (CFCU), while the main project institutional beneficiaries are the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs and Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The “Аctivate for more opportunities” project envisages a series of activities for advancement and employment of persons with disabilities. Support for self-employment of persons with disabilities, work practices and training are main project goals.-Project is implemented in collaboration with partner municipality of Kuršumlija and professional services dealing with the problems of unemployment.
The project was presented by Project Coordinator Sunčica Nestorović, Kuršumlija Mayor Radoljub Vidić and Project Manager Marko Filipović.
Project Coordinator Sunčica Nestorović underlined that this is one of the priority projects for improving the position of persons with disabilities in the municipality of Kuršumlija.
The Mayor of Kuršumlija, Radoljub Vidić, pointed out that the first priority at the level of the municipality of Kuršumlija would be to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal position in society, and that they can progress and realize their potential. One of the important aspects of the project is support to persons with disability in entrepreneurial practices.
Project Manager Marko Filipović presented the project in detail, the upcoming activities, the project goals and the expected results. The importance of employment, entrepreneurship, social inclusion and activism of people with disabilities, as well as the cross-sectoral cooperation are crucial. for good project results.
The “European Union Support to Active Youth Inclusion” total value of which is EUR 4.7 million, financed by the EU (IPA 2014) 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 main project institutional beneficiaries 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
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