Centre for Social Policy (CSP) conducted a Study on the State of Institutional Capacity, Employability of Vulnerable Groups and Social Protection in 34 Towns and Municipalities in Serbia within the European PROGRES programme.
The aim of the study was to contribute to the improvement of the capacities of local self-governments and other stakeholders to address the needs of vulnerable groups. The study represents a comprehensive depiction of the current state of administrative capacities, employability and social protection in the observed towns and municipalities. The study indicates that local strategies and social protection plans need to be developed in order to set priorities and allocate budgetary resources for their implementation. The study also offers recommendations for piloting innovative models for employment of vulnerable groups.
The Report on the State of Institutional Capacity, Employability of Vulnerable Groups and Social Protection in 34 Towns and Municipalities in Serbia was created within the “Supporting Municipalities in Improving Social Inclusion through Employment of Vulnerable Groups” project implemented by the Centre for Social Policy in cooperation with the Public Policy Research Centre and the Educational Centre from Leskovac, through the European PROGRES programme, with the financial support of the European Union, Swiss Government and the Government of the Republic of Serbia. The methodology used included the review of the literature and available data, as well as a survey conducted in 34 local self-government units and the analysis of collected data.
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