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Encouraging Youth Employment (GIZ YEP), Serbia 2015-2019

Type of project Youth focused
Timeframe 2015 - 2019
Scheduled status Completed
Areas of intervention Employment
Locations Serbia
Donors German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)

German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)

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To support young people in Serbia aged 15 to 35 in improving their position on the labor market and finding a job faster. The project supports organizations, hubs, and centers that provide an incentive environment for young people to acquire entrepreneurial skills and start their own businesses
Key Activities

Target groups
15-35 youth
Nearly 6750 young people in Serbia have been involved in the trainings for acquiring career management skills, job-seeking and student entrepreneurship. Professional trainings have been attended by 270 unemployed youth, with 50 of them already employed in the textile industry, 72 in welding, 34 in the user service sector, and 44 in the automobile industry. The project supports organizations, hubs and centres providing a stimulating environment for acquiring entrepreneurial skills and starting one’s own business for nearly 50 young people. Two agricultural cooperatives were supported in Leskovac and one socially responsible cooperative in Niš, with their activities to date covering 170 youth from the NEET category through improving their own capacities for (self)employment. The project also supported activities defining regional recommendations for employment in the South-Banat and Jablanica districts in piloting the creation of intermunicipal employment plans. As part of a national dialogue on youth employment promotion, three symposia were held in 2015 and 2016, under the title of Common Vision: Youth Employment in Serbia, focused on solving challenges occurring in youth employment promotion policy and practice.

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Project budget

Currency: EUR

Total 10.000.000,00
German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) 10000000


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