The start of the one-year programme “Local Initiatives to Increase Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction” was officially marked on Thursday, 16 July 2015. The programme will be implemented in cooperation with 11 partnerships between civil society organizations, local self-governments and other relevant institutions at the local level. The value of the programme is approximately 122,000 euros. The programme is coordinated by the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit, with the financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
Those present at the opening of the even were addressed by Žarko Šunderić, the manager of the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit, Đorđe Staničić, secretary general of the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities, and Lidia Vujičić, before the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, followed by the ceremony of awarding contracts to partner organizations that will be implementing the projects.
The programme partners will be working in the fields of social protection, rural development, employment, education and social housing on implementing the recommendations defined by the Second National Report on Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction and the specific goals of the Programme.
More information on the Programme can be found here.