During a stay in Kraljevo the Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Michael Davenport awarded grants to representatives of cities from Serbia participating in the project “European Support to Inclusive Society”, worth EUR 4.3 million.
Ambassador Davenport stated that social inclusion and solidarity with vulnerable groups is one of the fundamental EU values adopted by Serbia. He added that numerous EU projects will be dedicated to Roma education and the empowerment of young Roma women by “creating new jobs”.
The Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Aleksandar Vulin stated that the only area without austerity during the year of austerity is social protection, and the 710,000 beneficiaries of various forms of benefits do not have to worry about any of their rights.
The Mayor of Kraljevo Tomislav Ilić stated that there are approximately 2,000 Roma persons living in Kraljevo, and therefore the city drafted a project, in cooperation with the Danish Council, aimed at providing support to the most vulnerable groups through business advisory services and professional training.
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