Projects

Programmes/projects for the social inclusion of Roma

 

No.

Name of programme/project

Principal implementing party of the programme/project

Donor of the programme/project

 

Goal of the programme/project

Duration of the programme/project

1.

IPA 2013

Technical assistance “Improving the living and housing conditions of Roma currently living in informal settlements”

Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Serbia

European Union

Component 1: Drafting technical documentation and urban plans;

Component 2: Forming 20 mobile teams for Roma inclusion;

2017-2019

2.

IPA 2013 - Implementing durable housing solutions and improvement of physical infrastructure in Roma settlements

Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Serbia

European Union

Securing durable housing solutions and improvement of infrastructure in Roma settlements

2017-2019

3

IPA 2014

Project for the improvement of the social and economic living conditions of the Roma population

Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Serbia

European Union

Drafting detailed regulation plans for substandard settlements

Legalization of buildings in substandard Roma settlements (10 LSUs)

2017-2019

4.

IPA 2016

European Union support for Roma Inclusion - Empowering Local Communities for Roma Inclusion 

 

Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities

 

European Union

Support to the process of improvement of the social and economic status of the Roma population in local communities and implementation of priority strategic measures from the Strategy for the Social Inclusion of Roma in the Republic of Serbia 2016-2025.

2017-2020

5.

IPA 2014

Ensuring the improvement of living conditions of internally displaced persons and returnees based on the Readmission Agreement in Serbia and support for sustainable return to Kosovo

Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia

European Union

Housing care, income activities, business plan development and trainings for starting one's own business, and support to local self-governments in drafting and implementing LAPs

2017-2020

6.

IPA II Programme - Sectoral Budget Support

Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia

European Union

Support to the Government of Serbia in implementing the reform of the educational system, based on the National Education Development Strategy until 2020 (expanding the network of pedagogical assistants)

2014-2020

7.

ROMACTED

Coordination Body for monitoring the implementation of the Strategy for the Social Inclusion of Roma in the Republic of Serbia 2016-2025

Council of Europe

Developing the political will and sustainable policies through the engagement of local authorities in improving democratic public administration and promoting local Roma communities for strengthening capacities, so that Roma persons would contribute to the creation, implementation, and monitoring of plans and projects related to them, as well as empowering the Roma community.

2017-2020

8.

Inclusion of Roma and other marginalized groups in Serbia

GIZ

BMZ

Improving the framework for the implementation of the Strategy for the Social Inclusion of Roma in the Republic of Serbia 2016-2025 and relevant mechanisms and social attitudes.

2018-2021

9.

Inclusive Preschool Education

Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development

Loan agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Improving cooperation between relevant stakeholders in providing preschool education services (including the areas of healthcare, adequate nutrition, early discovery of changes to behaviour and delays in development and stimulation of early development and learning) for parents and children from birth to 6.5 years of age at the local level, with a focus on the most sensitive social groups; Free of charge participation in PE programmes for children aged 3 to 5.5 years from the most vulnerable social groups

2017-

10.

Support for the early development and education of Roma children

CIP - Centre for Interactive Pedagogy, NGO Romanipen, Kragujevac

REF (Early Childhood Program)

Improvement of capacities and competences of LSUs and preschool institutions for support to families from vulnerable groups

2019-2020

11.

Improvement of IE through support for the activities of the Group for Minority Education, Social Inclusion and Protection from Violence and Discrimination

UNICEF

UNICEF (own funds)

Support for the further development and implementation of the legal framework in the field of IE (Rulebook on the work conditions and training programme for pedagogical assistants...); Strengthening the capacities of employees in education for IE, prevention of drop-out;              

Strengthening intersectoral cooperation with the aim of ensuring adequate additional support to children and students;

January 2019 - December 2020

12.

Improved opportunities for Roma education and integration in Serbia, improving the employability of young Roma and reintegration of returnees               

REF, KfW

German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development

Reducing the percentage of secondary school drop-outs and improving the overall success of Roma secondary school students:

Scholarship and mentorship programme for Roma children in secondary education

2016-2021

13.

Protection of children from violence and discrimination in educational institutions

UNICEF

SIDA

Improving the protection of children from violence and discrimination in educational institutions;

Strengthening the capacities of employees in education for the prevention of violence and discrimination in education through trainings, horizontal learning, mentor support to schools;                  

2016-2019

14.

Overcoming inequalities in access to quality inclusive education for Roma children and other children outside the education system.

UNICEF

SDC, UNICEF

Creating adequate support measures for inclusion in regular education of children left out of the system or educated in segregated environments

2018-2019

15.

Youth Employment Promotion

Ministry of Youth and Sports

GIZ

Support to unemployed youth aged 18 - 35 years, including youth that belong to harder to employ social groups (young Roma, returnees, youth with lower levels of education, youth that dropped out, youth with disabilities, etc.) to improve their status on the labour market and find jobs faster. 

2019-2021

16.

Local initiatives for better social inclusion of young Roma

Coordination Body for monitoring the implementation of the Strategy for the Social Inclusion of Roma in the Republic of Serbia for the period 2016-2025

UNHCR

Employment of young Roma in local self-governments and/or other government or non-government institutions at the local level

February 2018 - December 2018

17.

Waste management in the context of climate change

GIZ

GIZ

Introducing “best practices” for waste management at the local level in three regions, South Bačka, Rasina (17 local self-governments);

Improving the standards for the integration of secondary raw material collectors into the waste management system, piloting and introduction of various models of formalizing their activities and employment.

2018-2020

18.

Migration for Development

GIZ

BMZ

Improving the economic and social re-integration of returnees based on the Readmission Agreement and other vulnerable groups

2019-2020

19.

Open regional fund for south-eastern Europe - Modernization of municipal services: Sub-project of a municipal service for creating opportunities for the employment of vulnerable groups

GIZ

BMZ

Support for municipalities to improve their services towards vulnerable groups with the aim of creating employment opportunities and promoting social integration at the local level

2018-2020

20.

Women can!

(as part of the Swiss PRO programme)

Open club, Kragujevac

UNOPS, SDC

Increasing the competitiveness of 20 female members of the Roma national minority in the labour market

2018

21.

Social inclusion of persons with disabilities of Roma nationality in Vranje

(as part of the Swiss PRO programme)

Association of persons with paraplegia, Vranje

UNOPS, SDC

Economic empowerment (training and employment) of two persons with disabilities of Roma nationality in Vranje

2018

22.

New affirmative measures for self-employment and improved status of Roma in collecting secondary raw materials

(as part of the Swiss PRO programme)

Porečje-Vučje, Leskovac

UNOPS, SDC

Strengthening the capacities of Roma cooperatives for collecting secondary raw materials and increasing their revenues

2018

23.

European Union support programme for municipal development - EU PRO

UNOPS

European Union, LSU participation

Improved social cohesion and living conditions through improving public infrastructure and improving social relations;

Construction of a sewage network in the Roma settlement of Trnavska reka in Raška; Construction of a sewage network in the Roma settlement of Bair in Valjevo;

2018-2020

24.

Let’s Build a Home Together - phase two

UNOPS

European Union

Establish a sustainable, inclusive, and gender-sensitive response model for the housing problems of relocated persons of Roma nationality in Belgrade;

Ensure durable housing solutions by buying rural houses for 42 Roma families

2017-2019

25.

Together for better health “Empowering the capacities of the Association of Healthcare Mediators to ensure the sustainability and quality of work of healthcare mediators in Serbia”

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia

UNICEF

Ensuring better insight into the quality of work of healthcare mediators through researching the satisfaction of representatives of the Roma community with their work and defining recommendations for improving the quality of their practice; Drafting an “Analysis of the institutional framework for the work of healthcare mediators”  

2018-2019

26.

Health Caravan

 (as part of the Swiss PRO programme)

Association of healthcare workers of Roma nationality

UNOPS, SDC

Improving the health of at least 350 Roma in Vranje, Vranjska Banja, Surdulica, Lesekovac, Prokuplje and Vladičin Han; Regular and specialist check-ups;

2018

27.

All for children - community mobilization for support to the development of Roma children

UNICEF, Bibija

UNICEF, GSK

Improving local capacities for establishing coordinated and quality inclusive services in the community for support to the early development of Roma children; Improving the knowledge and capacities of parents for improving the health of children, their nutrition and development, particularly children from the most vulnerable groups, establishing direct and specific intersectoral forms of support;  

February 2018 - August 2019

28.

Improving early childhood development through improving the work of the nurse field services in Belgrade

UNICEF, City Institute for Public Health in Belgrade, Association for Public Health

UNICEF, Nordeus

 

Improving the capacity of the field service to provide support for the most vulnerable populations (particularly the Roma population) in the domain of child and family development and health

2017-2019

29.

Support to early childhood development through the development of capacities of paediatric services and development advisory services for improving their work in the domain of support for children and families with a special focus on families under risk

UNICEF, Association of Paediatricians of Serbia

UNICEF, VODA VODA

Education of paediatricians for improving practices and support for children with developmental risks and difficulties and children with developmental impairments; Paediatric services of developmental advisory services, with particular emphasis on children exposed to health and development risks, including the most vulnerable children from Roma communities

2017-2020

30.

Social rights for vulnerable groups

Serbian Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

BMZ

Expanding the portfolio of services provided through the Centre for Human Rights in Belgrade

September 2018 – June 2019

31.

Stop Child Marriage: Mobilizing the community for adequate institutional response

UNICEF

Korean NatCom

 

Developing capacities at the national and local level with the aim of establishing a sustainable response for ending child marriage in Serbia 

2018-2020

32.

Fight for a Right to Childhood (as part of the Swiss PRO programme)

 

Rosa, Leskovac

 

UNOPS (SDC)

 

Protection of the rights of children and prevention of early marriage

 

2018