It’s simpler to get a job in Belgrade with the assist of GIZ and the Divac Basis

Partners in the project “Stimulating the employment of Roma and others
marginalized groups in Belgrade ”, presented the results of the implementation of support measures employment of Roma and other marginalized and hard-to-employ groups in Belgrade.

The project is part of the German development cooperation program “Inclusion of Roma and other marginalized groups in Serbia” implemented by the German organization for international cooperation GIZ in cooperation with the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights.

Together with the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, the City Secretariat for Social Protection, the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, the Academy of Education, the National Employment Service, the Roma Forum of Serbia, SOS Children’s Villages and other employers, 32 people are employed in 15 small, medium and large companies. in Belgrade, 31 people completed professional trainings in seven professional profiles required on the labor market of various companies in Belgrade, while six users received grants for equipment in order to start and improve their own business, with professional training and mentoring support.

During the project, three types of support were provided, which included: training for profiles required in the labor market, support for starting one’s own business and on-the-job training for employment immediately after the training.

– I thank GIZ and the Foundation “Ana and Vlade Divac” for the successfully implemented project
despite the pandemic. The goal of all of us was to inform the members of the Roma national minority about the existence of the project in the first place and to motivate them to join.
support and training and in that way improve the living conditions and standard of their families – said Natasa Stanisavljevic, Secretary of the Secretariat for Social Protection of the City of Belgrade.

The Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation was tasked with implementing support measures in the city of Belgrade for the employment of the most vulnerable / vulnerable groups, including Roma men and women, returnees under the Readmission Agreement, women, youth, people without professional qualifications, no work experience, victims domestic violence, young people without parental care.

– More than 300 users from the above-mentioned vulnerable groups participated in info sessions, while 69 of them passed all three support measures. 31 people completed trainings for profiles required in the labor market: accountant, construction machinery operator, hairdresser, plumber and pedicure / manicure. We are very satisfied with the number of people who joined the project and successfully got a job – said Uros Delic, project manager for employment support at the Foundation “Ana and Vlade Divac”.

Out of 69 beneficiaries who participated in various trainings, the project joined
52 Roma men and women, of which 17 are beneficiaries from the category of hard-to-employ persons,
that is, young people over the age of 50 and the long-term unemployed.

– The most valuable result of the project is the inclusion of a large number of users from
the most vulnerable groups in society and in the labor market, as well as their successful employment.
Divac Foundation has implemented the concept of support that supports the program Inclusion of Roma and other marginalized groups in Serbia, ie the approach is tailored to each individual beneficiary, their opportunities to attend vocational training, get a job or start their own business and it has brought good results in employment – she stated
Vesna Vidojević, senior project manager of the program “Inclusion of Roma and others
marginalized groups in Serbia ”.

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