The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, started the initiative of creating trainings in the field of raising the capacities of educational institutions in Serbia for writing projects and utilizing potential sources of financing for improving the quality, equity and efficiency of work.
This phase of the initiative envisages the selection of trainers among educational workers and holding trainings to be further disseminated to representatives of education institutions/schools. Trainings will be held by the end of 2016.
Applications for training will be open until 7 November 2016. Any additional information can be obtained by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal of the Programme was to contribute to improving social inclusion and poverty reduction in Serbia by providing support to the development and implementation of effective social inclusion policy measures at the national and local level. The programme consisted of 11 local initiatives across five thematic areas (education, employment, social protection, social housing and rural development), encompassing the territory of 21 local self-governments in three regions in Serbia: South and Eastern Serbia, Šumadija and Western Serbia and the region of Vojvodina.
The purpose of the Programme was support to the partnership of civil society organizations and local self-governments with the goal of formulating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating strategic and legal frameworks in areas of importance for social inclusion and poverty reduction and establishing cooperation with other relevant stakeholders from the public, private and civil sector, at the local and regional level.
The closing of the Programme “Local Initiatives for Increasing Social Inclusion and Reducing Poverty” was officially marked on 26 and 27 September 2016 in Kragujevac.
More information on the programme can be found in the brochure “Local Initiatives for Increasing Social Inclusion and Reducing Poverty”.
The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the association “Serbia in Motion” organised the 37th Belgrade Ignite called “Get Involved No. 4” dedicated to social inclusion. The event was held on October 25, 2016, at the premises of the Belgrade Impact Hub. For the fourth year in a row, the organisers traditionally celebrated the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and encouraged visitors and participants to fight for an inclusive society.
The visitors of the 37th Belgrade Ignite called “Get Involved No. 4” had the opportunity to hear dynamic five-minute presentations by: Renata Đorđević Sabadoš, woman entrepreneur from Zrenjanin; Nataša Danilović, activist; Jovanka Dimitrijević, volunteer and active aging advocate; Tanja Maletić, secondary school student; Jelena Srnić Nerac from the Centre for Criminal Prevention and Post-Penal Assistance “Neostart”; Jelena Stupar, graphic designer and Serbian sign language advocate; Miloš Mitić, Paralympic athlete; Marija Cvejić, activist from the citizen association “Atina”, and Silvia Sinani from the Gypsy Roma Urban Balkan Beat (GRUBB) Foundation.
The Belgrade Ignite was officially closed with an exclusive performance of the GRUBB musical by its young ensemble; this musical is a result of the collaboration of young Roma and international artists.
On the occasion of the International day for Eradication of Poverty, the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia supported the publishing of the newest issue of the “Liceulice” magazine. This issue focuses on the status of young people who are the most at risk of social exclusion and poverty.
This publication has been funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation within the “Support to the Implementation of the Programme for Employment and Social Reform in the Republic of Serbia, with the focus on youth employment and employability.”
The visitors of the 37th Belgrade Ignite “Get Involved No. 4!” had the exclusive opportunity to buy the first copies of the newest issue of the “Liceulice” magazine.
Serbia received its first owners of Entrepreneurial Skill Pass! This September, secondary school students from various parts of the country had the opportunity to take an exam and receive an international certificate which would confirm that they had acquired the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies to be employed or self-employed. Among them, the most successful were the students from Šid, Svrljig, Užice, Niš and Belgrade. Apart from receiving the Entrepreneurial Skill Pass (ESP), they will have numerous advantages in their further education, and also when they decide to enter the business world or start their own business.
This pilot project was realised by the Junior Achievement Serbia organisation with the support of the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, and it included 242 students from 40 secondary schools who attended last year’s entrepreneurial education programme “Student Company.”
The Entrepreneurial Skill Pass is a joint initiative of the Junior Achievement Europe organisation and the European Commission, during the 2015/2016 school year it included over 14 thousand secondary school students from 22 European countries. The objective of this initiative is to demonstrate the influence that entrepreneurial learning has on the acquisition of skills and knowledge in young people.
For the fourth year in a row, ‘New Technologies in Education 2017’ conference and fair will gather some of the best speakers who will present their experiences of using ICT at different levels of education with the aim to improve the quality of education in this part of the world through the use of information and communication technologies. The event will be held in Belexpocentar and premises of Holiday Inn hotel in Belgrade, from 9 to 11 February 2017.
Because of the large number of participant who didn’t have the time to apply, organisers have decided to prolong the application for presenters until 13 November 2016. If you work in education, IT or HR, we invite you to present your ideas about using Information and Communication Technologies at the ‘New Technologies in Education 2017’ show and share your examples and experiences in ICT with colleagues.
‘New Technologies in Education 2017’ show is organised in partnership with the British Embassy in Belgrade, Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit (Serbian Government), Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Center for the Promotion of Science, Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Skills company and other partners.