Cities Leskovac, Sombor, Smederevo, Loznica and city municipality Vračar received awards for the contribution to the development of all forms of accessibility on their territory in 2018. Municipality Svilajnac received the recognition for continuous work on accessibility development, while commendations for participation in this year’s competition were given to cities Vršac, Vranje, Zrenjanin, Novi Pazar, city municipality Pantelej in Niš, city municipality Savski venac in Belgrade, municipalities Mionica, Bela Palanka, Raška, Vrnjačka Banja, and Paraćin.
The awards to local self-governments for their contribution to the accessibility development were presented, for the third time, by the Ombudsman of the Republic of Serbia in cooperation with the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities – Serbian Association of Towns and Municipalities, at a ceremony held at the Deputies Club in Belgrade.
Aleksandar Bogdanović, Coordinator for European Affairs and International Cooperation in the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, pointed out that the main goal of the Team was precisely to achieve conditions which would allow every citizen of the country to realize their full potential. “The challenges are really big, starting with prevailing attitudes. No matter how small, prejudices against persons with disabilities are still present. That is why this award is extremely important in terms of promoting and raising awareness that the situation should be improved,” Bogdanović said. He indicated that the barriers were not only architectural, but that the removal of all barriers should be discussed, in order to enable a better life in terms of availability of cultural content, information and communication technologies, everything that permeates different aspects of life was important for the realization of the potential of all people.
Click to download the document on the most frequently used accessibility elements prepared by the representatives of the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit, the Ombudsman and the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (.pdf, Serbian language).
The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia has carried out an analysis of the decile distribution of consumption and income in Serbia for the period 2006-2017. A particular focus of the analysis was aimed at the status of the poorest decile of the population.
A decile analysis is a procedure whereby the equivalent consumption, and/or income of all households or individuals are ranked from lowest to highest. The ranked households and individuals are divided into ten equal groups, so that the first decile contains those with the lowest equivalent consumption/income (poorest households), while the tenth holds the highest (richest households). The deciles divide the total population into ten equal parts, and depending on whether equivalent consumption or income are being reviewed, an appropriate equivalence scale is used.
Click here to download the publication “Income and Consumption Decile Analysis in the Republic of Serbia 2006-2017” (.pdf).
The data accompanying this publication is fully available at: “Income and Consumption Decile Analysis in the Republic of Serbia 2006-2017 – aggregate data” (.xlsx)
The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Education and Technological Development, has published the research proceedings of young researchers. The proceedings are the result of the “Data-Based and Research-Based Educational Policy Creation Programme”.
The papers are part of a special component titled Support programme for the development of research capacities in the Republic of Serbia, aimed at establishing dialogue between the academic and research community, policy creators and practitioners. Comprehensive dialogue is a key precondition for improving the process of responsible public policy creation and efficient use of facts and data. The programme is aimed at: improving cooperation between decision makers and the scientific research community; improving research capacities in the field of education; raising the capacities of staff in the educational system for the collection, analysis and interpretation of data of importance for making decisions of importance for educational policy creation.
Regarding the improvement of research capacities in the field of education, the goal is to stimulate researchers starting their careers to use the existing research material and various available data sources by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technological Development and other relevant institutions.
Click here to download the Proceedings of the Research “Data-Based and Research-Based Educational Policy Creation Programme” (.pdf, Serbian language).
The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia held a one-day Initial Workshop on 24 May 2019 for applicants (local self-government units and their project partners (local civil society organizations) from Šumadija and Western and Southern and Eastern Serbia) whose project proposals (full applications) were chosen for support under Phase 1: Support to the testing of developed innovative solutions under the “Programme of local initiatives for social inclusion and poverty reduction: Support to the development of innovative models for social inclusion – LIP 2”.
The workshop was attended by nearly 30 representatives of local self-government units and civil society organizations that will be supported through Phase 1 of the LIP 2 programme: Support for the testing of developed innovative solutions in four thematic areas, namely: education (City of Pirot, Municipality of Lebane, Municipality of Bela Palanka, City of Novi Pazar, Municipality of Raška); social welfare (Municipality of Surdulica, City of Užice, City of Kraljevo, Municipality of Bojnik); employment (Municipality of Majdanpek, Municipality of Ražanj, Municipality of Nova Varoš, Municipality of Čajetina); and health (City of Zaječar, Municipality of Sjenica).
The goal of the initial workshop was to remind the participants of what should be the result of their work during the four months of support through Phase 1 and to reflect on the project proposals and proposed activities, success factors, contracting and technical details.
More information and the materials used during the implementation of the Initial Workshop (.pdf, Serbian language) can be found here.
The new, 53rd issue of the “Liceulice” magazine was published, dedicated to the opportunities for youth in the labour market in Serbia, and their views and values.
The issue was produced in cooperation with the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia (SIPRU), and relies largely on the survey “Youth in Serbia 2018/2019”, implemented by the “Friedrich Ebert” Foundation. The thematic issue presents interviews with the authors of the famous series “Morning Changes Everything”, showing in a picturesque manner that everything is no longer “easy when you’re young”, and the new worries that burden the generation leaving the relative carefree twenties towards the adult world.
Among regular features, the new issue brings us the Letter to a Younger Me by philosopher, literary critic and translator Ivan Milenković, a reflection on the complex linguistic history of Yugoslavia by renowned linguist Ranko Bugarski (Yugoslavia for Beginners), a critical reflection on the drastic sanctions for failure to respond to screening examinations threatened by the Law on Health Insurance against precisely the poorest citizens and residents of informal settlements, while the new article in the Little School of Media Literacy series deals with hidden advertising for commercial and political purposes.
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