The Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs of the Government of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vulin stated on 3 March that this year the Government earmarked the largest amount of funds to date for local self-governments intended for improving social protection and community services.
Vulin, speaking at the opening of the educational seminar entitled “Guide to a Licence”, elaborated that 400 million dinars will be earmarked from the budget for this purpose.
He stated that the goal is for every community in Serbia to provide some of the community-based services, whether day-care for children with disabilities, day-care for the elderly, geronto-housewives, personal assistants, or any other service improving the quality of life for social service beneficiaries.
Vulin said that during the past two years approximately 1.5 billion dinars were invested into improving the quality of social protection services, with 121 licences issued.
Licencing means the uniformization of the quality of services in all our institutions and increasing standards to the highest possible level as envisaged by law, explained Vulin and added the current law is very rigorous and demands a quality of service at the level of the most highly developed European countries.
The event was organized by the Association of Employers of Social Protection Institutions of the Republic of Serbia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs.