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CALL FOR GRANTS "SUPPORT FOR INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO INCREASING EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYABILITY OF YOUTH" ISSUED

23. November 2015.

The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia  issued a call for grants in an open competition entitled "Support for Innovative Approaches to Increasing Employment and Employability of Youth".

The purpose of the competition is to improve inter-sectoral cooperation, especially between the civil sector and the private one, in terms of employment and employability of young people and the testing of different models of support to innovations.  

The overall objective of the competition is to support innovative approaches to solving the problem of employability and employment of young people (aged 15 to 30) by enhancing the partnership of civil society organizations and the private sector.

Specific objectives of the competition:

Providing support to the creation of jobs;
Increasing the employability of young people, their mobility and flexibility;
Contributing to entrepreneurial learning of young people through formal and informal education;
Increasing the employability of young women and men who face additional barriers when entering the labor market.

Support to inter-sectoral cooperation will be provided through three different models:

Support to the early development of innovative approaches to youth  employment, so that an idea that is better suited to the problem in the community could be developed  for implementation;  Providing support to the advancement of innovative approaches to youth employment, so that an innovative solution,  that was already elaborated, could be applied, or if it is already implemented, further improved (through the elaboration of those of segments that have shown to be necessary based on lessons learned during the implementation);
Providing support to the growth and expansion of innovative approaches to youth employment, which proved to be successful in practice.
 

Entitled to take part in the competition are associations and civil society organizations (that applied) registered with the Business Registers Agency, which operate in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, through mandatory cooperation with representatives of the private sector (partner organization). Partnership with several sectors (such as the public, private and civil ones) will be considered as a plus.

The application for the competition must be submitted in printed and electronic form and it should include the following:

The completed project proposal form;
The budget of the project;
Logical framework matrix;
Agreement on cooperation between the project developer and its partner;
Document on registration of the applicant;
CV of the Project Manager / Project Coordinator.
 

When submitting the application, it is necessary that you put in the subject section of your e-mail  "Application - Innovative Approaches" (name of civil society organizations and support model 1, 2 or 3).

More information on the requirements of the competition and the required documentation can be found at http://socijalnoukljucivanje.gov.rs/sr/ отворен-конкурс-подршка-иновативни/   

All the necessary documentation should be e-mailed to sipru.konkurs@aod.rs by December 15, 2015, at the latest. For more information, please contact the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit at a.roncevic@gov.rs.

The results of the public competition will be announced on the official website of the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit by the end of January 2016.  

The provisional beginning of the implementation of the approved projects is planned for the beginning of February 2016.

Source: Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Coordination Body