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Kruševac – awarded 10 grants for self-employment – Reintegrate II

In Kruševac, equipment for starting their own businesses was awarded to 10 beneficiaries of the Reintegrate II project. The value of individual grants exceeds 3,000.00 euros per beneficiary. In addition to the grants, beneficiaries also received mentorship support and counseling to facilitate successful business operations. Furthermore, all beneficiaries expressed readiness to register their businesses in their applications.


The supported beneficiaries applied with the following occupations: automotive mechanic, photo ceramics, production of metal fancy goods, woodwork – 2 supported beneficiaries, production of wooden items, plumber, dentist, tailor, souvenir sales.

Within the economic component of the project, a total of 16 individuals from more challenging employment categories were supported in securing employment. They were hired for newly created positions across 5 employers, with support provided to the employers through grants for process improvement or expanding production capacity.










Additionally, the project allocated 18 training sessions for requalification and qualification (mostly for ‘C’ category drivers), and conducted 122 inclusive workshops involving over 450 children and youth.

Through various project activities in Kruševac, over 400 beneficiaries will receive support aimed at strengthening their economic and social status. This support includes economic, psychosocial, and institutional assistance packages.

The project is led by the German organization ASB (Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund), with the main implementing partner being the Initiative for Development and Cooperation (IDC) from Belgrade. The project’s beneficiary districts include the Pirot, Raška, and Rasina districts. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).