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From Education to Employment: Development of Youth Skills and Private-Public Partnerships in Serbia, 2016-2019

Type of project Youth focused
Timeframe 2016 - 2019
Scheduled status Completed
Areas of intervention Employment
Locations Serbia
Donors Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Freiburgstrasse 130
3003 Bern

+41 (0)58 462 34 75


The overall goal of the Programme is support to innovative approaches that contribute to resolving the issue of youth (15 to 30 years of age) employment or employability through local partnerships of civil society organizations and the private sector. The innovative approaches should contribute to the achievement of one or several specific objectives
Key Activities
- Support job creation (e.g. through support to youth entrepreneurship, improved access to information, education, business advisory services and mentorship);
- Increase youth employability, mobility and flexibility (e.g. working/professional apprenticeships in small or medium-sized enterprises, youth organizations and civil society organizations, and opportunities for the development of generic, and/or transferable skills);
- Contribute to entrepreneurial learning for youth through formal and non-formal education;
- Increase the employability of young women and men facing additional barriers when entering the labour market (e.g. youth without qualifications, young Roma, youth with disabilities, youth leaving the institutional care system and other vulnerable groups of the population covered by various strategic documents)
Target groups
The Programme covered 200 young participants in 2017, 61% of them female, The pilot phase of the Programme (2016) covered 106 young participants in 2017, 53.8% of them female. During 2017 a total of 200 young people have completed entrepreneurship training and/or professional apprenticeships, while just over two thirds had access to business advisory services and mentorship

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Project budget

Currency: CHF

Total 14.648.220,00
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) 14648220


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