The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit, in cooperation with the students of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, supported the website “Pristupedija – Internet for All” (www.pristupedija.rs).
The website provides information on problems of persons with disabilities when using the internet and websites. Learn about how persons with disabilities use the internet, what assistive technologies they use, as well as global news in the field of these technologies. You can find examples of good practice in our state and abroad and visit some of the websites meeting web accessibility standards. Web accessibility involves enabling persons with disabilities to use the internet. It involves removing obstacles in access to web content. Developing websites that meet accessibility standards provides equal conditions for all users in access to information.
Click here to learn more about “Pristupedija”.
The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia organized the one-day workshop “Measuring Poverty – Concepts, Challenges and Recommendations”, in partnership with the World Bank and the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. The event took place on April 17, 2015 and gathered experts, representatives of multilateral institutions, government, the academia and the donor community.
The aim of the workshop was to present recent trends and challenges in measuring poverty worldwide, as well as in the Republic of Serbia, and to provide opportunity for a broader discussion about poverty measurement and data collection among practitioners. The goal of the workshop was to evaluate how the existing data from the Household Budget Survey and the Statistics on Income and Living Conditions survey can be used more efficiently from a policy-maker’s point of view for a more accurate assessment of the impact of current policies on poverty and social inclusion, as well as the effective design of future poverty reduction and social inclusion policies.
You can download presentations of experts here.
The Red Cross of Serbia and the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, in partnership with HelpAge International from the United Kingdom, and as part of the project “Improving Human Rights Access for the Elderly in the Republic of Serbia”, organized the conference “Improving Human Rights of the Elderly in the Republic of Serbia” on 15 April 2015, at the Ceremonial Hall of the Red Cross of Serbia. The conference was organized as part of a project financially supported by the European Union. The goal of the conference is raising awareness among the public, professionals and experts regarding the human rights of elderly persons.
The conference was used to present the publication “Introduction to Aging and Human Rights of the Elderly – Pilot Study on Financial Abuse of the Elderly” consisting of two parts. The first part emphasizes the basic aspects of aging and the need for inclusive policies, while the second part contains research on the financial abuse of the elderly. Some of the results of the research that could indicate potential financial abuse are that 40% of those surveyed gave their family members authorization to dispose with their income, 8% say someone is taking their money without them knowing, while 50% of those surveyed have given up inheritance in favor of their children.
The 31st Belgrade Ignite event entitled “My Society Loves Differences!” organized by the CA “Serbia in Motion” was held on 27 April 2015 at Mikser House in Belgrade. The partners of the event were the Network of Friends of Inclusive Education, the Open Society Foundation, the Center for Interactive Pedagogy and the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
Eleven speakers presented the struggle to include marginalized groups into society, while the audience could hear more about how children with developmental disabilities overcome the expectations of doctors and other specialists; on the victories of a young Roma man, for whom education was forbidden, yet who studies defectology today; on the difficulties faced daily by a student with disabilities; on the endeavor of a music teacher to translate textbooks for her blind students into Braille, etc.
The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, in cooperation with the “Serbia in Motion” association, already organized Belgrade Ignite events twice – in 2013 and 2014.
The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the United Nations Development Program have issued a call entitled “Programme of Support to Developing Research Staff in Social Sciences – Secondary Analyses of Data Obtained through the Survey on Income and Living Conditions – SILC”.
The overall goal of the program is a deeper understanding of factors impacting poverty, social exclusion, material deprivation, risk of poverty, inequality, access to labor market and other aspects relevant for the quality of life of individuals and families in the Republic of Serbia by raising the capacities of researchers to implement complementary/secondary research in areas not yet studied, but of great importance for formulating efficient public policies in those segments. The program should stimulate researchers starting their careers to use various available data sources and existing research materials.
According to the decision of the committee for the selection of projects, this cycle of secondary analyses will support a total of ten project proposals meeting the overall goal of the program. Project proposals will be implemented by the end of September 2015.