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69th Newsletter on Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction



Vulnerable Groups in the European Integration Process

Miljana Đurčević Cucić, Coordinator for European Integration and International Cooperation, and Jovana Ilić, Gender Equality and Human Rights Coordinator, Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia

Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit The monitoring of the situation and trends in the domain of poverty and social inclusion and the analysis of the status of vulnerable social groups has gained particular importance during the past two years, considering the COVID-19 pandemic that affects the entire world and has the greatest impact on the lives of the most vulnerable categories of the population. In accordance with its legislative and strategic framework, and in cooperation with various stakeholders, the Republic of Serbia endeavours to regulate and improve the status of vulnerable groups, aiming to provide all individuals with the right to decent living and working conditions in accordance with European standards and international mechanisms. Full text




Life as a Mosaic of Change

Jelena Milošević

8c001aba-d256-42d2-96f8-cd0aaf747426.png It is human nature to seek change, but also to fear it. The potential for failure, insecurities, impatience, uncertainty and the unknown results of change, as well as the question of how much better we will actually be, all lead to exhaustion and put our self-confidence on a see-saw. Full text


Unique Piece of Paper as a Symbol of Change

All this effort, in addition to daily improvements to the status of associations and members of society, is also dedicated to establishing a foundation that would govern the property of a person with development impairments after their parents are gone. “I want to create an answer to the question ‘What happens after us?’, which is a key question for any parent.”

28265977-0e7a-45a3-ba2c-5af9a2589073.png “Do you hear this? Every morning, when I enter our premises, I am greeted by this rustling…”, this is how our interlocutor Anica Spasov from the association “Naša kuća” from Belgrade describes the start of her normal workday. The rustling is the sound of paper manufacture, the only one in this part of Europe, that members of the association, persons with developmental impairments, are implementing daily on their path of creating better living conditions for their fellow citizens in similar living conditions. In today’s story, as we learn more about their products, we explore how social entrepreneurship can model behaviours, services and new perspectives. Full text

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