SRPSKI
CENTER FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Capacity Building
Goals

Building institutional and organizational capacities in public and civil sector, creating partnerships for the benefit of the community in the belief that local skills and practices are crucial for sustainable social and economic development.

Building the knowledge society by nurturing innovative educational models and trainings and continuously improving human resources through life-long learning programmes.

 

Action

STRATEGIC AND ACTION PLANNING

CDER provides support in the development of municipal strategic and action plans through mentorship guidance and training delivery.

Relevant local community representatives (members of working groups for the formulation of action plan) attend three 2-day training sessions: 1. Introduction to strategic planning and the overview of current situation; 2. Identifying priorities and setting up goals; 3. Making an action plan. In addition to this, mentoring expert conducts fieldwork individually with working group members, i.e. with individuals from each thematic section subsequently formed out of the working group. CDER team held dozens of trainings in strategic and action planning and led “from beginning to completion”, by mentoring support, the process of development of more than 40 strategic documents that were finally adopted by local governments.

 

PROJECT CYCLE MANAGEMENT (PCM)

Project cycle management is delivered in the form of a 3-5 day training or as a mentoring support (depending on the client’s specific needs), in the course of which CDER team develops a specific project proposal in cooperation with the client, to be submitted for a specific grant. So far we successfully supported the development of more than 40 individual projects in the total amount of EUR 1,000,000.

 

UPRAVLJANJE EU PROJEKTIMA

In addition to the assistance that CDER provides to institutions and organizations in drafting project proposals for the EU funds, it also acts as a partner in their implementation. In particular, CDER is often in charge of the project management, considering the respectable years-long experience of our four members in this domain.

 

NGO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

CDER provides a training on the newly created legal framework for NGO operation, the purpose of which is to familiarize the trainees with the regulations which govern NGO operation and to facilitate the application of numerous, often contradictory and cumbersome tax, customs and accounting regulations.

 

ESTABLISHMENT OF MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICE PROVISION

By an integrated service (training and mentoring assistance), clients acquire general PCM knowledge and learns to apply it in a specific situation related to their own organizational development.

 

STRENGTHENING ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS THROUGH EDUCATIVE TRAININGS

CDER offers ten different innovative trainings in various areas, such as: social policy, youth policy, culture, entrepreneurship and career guidance… The trainings are created and led by experts in the given fields, and the quality of all the trainings has been attested through practice.

 

ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMUNITY-BASED SOCIAL SERVICES

The service provided by CDER includes practical ways of establishment and building sustainability of social services. The work so far covered home care service, club for the elderly, day care for persons with disabilities, socio-rehabilitation service for support to youth with asocial behavior. CDER team supported project development of social services in 30 cases in various municipalities across Serbia.