Local Initiatives for Improved Social Inclusion of Young Roma

About the Project:

The project supports skills development and employment of 30 young Roma within local-level institutions to develop, implement and monitor Roma inclusion policies at the local level. Project focus:

  • To influence social and political processes related to the Roma inclusion in the municipalities where they live;
  • Work with local authorities to increase their commitment towards Roma Inclusion by facilitating Roma employment within local institutions (Centers for Social Work, Local Economic Development Offices, Trustee Offices for refugees and displaced persons, National Employment Service branch offices, etc.);
  • To advocate for the interests of Roma community at the local level, by working together with various stakeholders to achieve more sustainable results.

Expected Outcomes:

  • 30 selected young Roma increased their knowledge on human rights, discrimination, legally invisible people, stateless persons, internaly displaced persons and returnees; vulnerable group rights (access to social welfare, employment, education);
  • Improved functioning of the local mechanisms for social inclusion;
  • Improved functioning of the local mechanisms for Roma inclusion.

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Project start date:

June 2011

Estimated end date:

December 2020

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • inclusive growth
  • gender equality
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Serbia

    Implementing partner:

    Govt. of Rep. Of Serbia

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Un High Commissioner For Refugees (unhcr)
  • Government Of Turkey
  • Italian Ministry For Foreign Affairs
  • Government Of Norway
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $88,859

    2019 $133,900

    2018 $162,302

    2017 $124,352

    2016 -$27,734

    2014 $69,010

    2013 $66,847

    2012 $75,479

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