Current results of the project “Social Inclusion and Economic Empowerment of the Roma Population in 11 Municipalities in Serbia”
Within the project “Social Inclusion and Economic Empowerment of the Roma Population in 11 Municipalities in Serbia” implemented in cooperation with ASB South-East Europe and the Roma Forum of Serbia, we have so far developed cooperation with 8 beneficiary municipalities within which IDC is responsible for organizing and conducting social inclusion workshops.
During the first two months of the project, 172 workshops were held, and 1,904 children and youth participated in them, of which 1,196 children are members of the Roma population, 256 children belong to the returnee population, and 708 children are from the local population. Cooperation has been established with 12 schools and a functional team of 89 workshops has been formed.
Workshops for children and youth are held in cooperation with schools, and the curriculum is planned with the aim of mastering school materials, but also the development of creative skills.
The aim of the workshops within the project is the integration of children from the Roma and returnee populations, but also children from the local population who by association and joint participation in activities create relationships and friendships, developing mutual understanding and respect.
The project is financed by the German Development Bank – KFW, and the program is funded by the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Germany.
The project is implemented within the program “Strengthening social infrastructure in municipalities affected by the migrant crisis” implemented by the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs by ASB South-East Europe in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs. partner organizations Initiative for Development and Cooperation IDC and Roma Forum of Serbia.