SRPSKI
CENTER FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Current projects

Projects CDER implemented on its own and in partnership:

Development of sustainable community services in Western Serbia

Project is realized with support of the European Union, through “European Support to Inclusive Society“ project. Project leader is the City of Valjevo and the partners are Caritas Valjevo and Društvo za cerebralnu paralizu Valjevo, as well as the Center for Social and Economic Development, which provides supporting experts. Project duration is two years.

Overall objective: 1) Support the persons with disability to reach their full potential through social inclusion; 2) To build capacities of City of Valjevo in order to achieve pluralism of service providers.

Estimated results: 1) Home assistance service provision for 70 adult persons with disability; 2) City of Valjevo capacity building, including development of preconditions for pluralism service providers; 3) Introduction of independent monitoring and support mechanism.

The total project costs are EUR 140.084,14, out of which EUR 123.974,46 are an EU donation.

Donor:European Union

 

YOUth on the Mov(i)e – Building a Better Region Through Film

The general objective of the Project is to build the capacity of youth NGOs and young people to promote intercultural dialogue and tolerance and to contribute to the process of reconciliation in the region of the Western Balkans by bringing its youth together and using the power of art/film.

Activities:

1. The flux of the Project is a 9-day training course with 24 young participants from 6 partner NGOs from 5 countries (Montenegro, Albania, B&H, Macedonia and Serbia). Throughout the training, they will master basic moviemaking techniques such as operating a video camera, elementary scriptwriting, shooting, directing and video editing, and be educated on the possibilities of using film as a means of youth activism in promoting reconciliation and combating prejudices and stereotypes. They will also have extensive set of screenings, lectures, talks and discussions, aimed at providing them with a fuller picture of the Balkan region, its common historical and social traditions, its shared past, friendly and reconciliatory efforts, all of which is currently being overlooked by the predominant discourse of hostility fostered by the main-stream media and politicians, and absent from their textbooks and curricula.

2. After the training, teams from each partner NGO should record in their country a short amateur film dealing with a theme of the Project.

3. Upon finishing Activity 2, each partner will organize in their local community a public event consisting of the introductory presentation of the Project, films screening and a discussion.

Project duration: 7 months, from 1st July 2018 to 31st January 2019
The total project costs is EUR 31,817.00

Donor: RYCO
/Regional Youth Cooperation Office/

 

FRAMES OF UNDERSTANDING:
Building an Intercultural Society Through Film

International project implemented within the Erasmus Plus Programme – Capacity building in the field of youth. The project has the following goals:

1. Increase the capacity of youth organizations/workers to, using the power of art – namely film, promote and build an inclusive, intercultural society, based on the principles of tolerance and intercultural understanding without racism and xenophobia (R&X), especially related to the Middle East migrants and refugees (M&R);

2. Stimulate active participation of young people in promoting (young) M&R social inclusion;

3. Foster intraregional and transregional cooperation between 11 youth NGOs from 10 European countries.

The main project objectives are:

1. Realising a training course during which 33 youth workers from 11 youth NGOs will be educated to build and promote an inclusive, intercultural society without R&X, fight for social inclusion of M&R through art (film), and to use film in education and youth activism;

2. Creating two multilingual online courses: a) on history, arts and culture of the Middle East and b) on the use of film to fight against R&X and build an intercultural society;

3. Creating an informative-educative website dedicated to social inclusion of M&R and fight against R&X through film;

4. Producing two short films about M&R.

CDER is project coordinator and partners are respectable youth NGOs from Western Balkans and Western, Northern and Southern Europe.

Donor:European Union /E+ Programme/

 

 

ZAMAH – Through internship to employment and integral services in the community

The focus of the project comprises an internship in a real and mutlisectoral work environment (3 associations and 3 institutions) for 6 young volunteers-practitioners during 6 months, thereby improving their employability. The volunteers-practitioners, who are unemployed young people with qualification for social care workers, will get their licence for this experience that they acquired and pass an accredited training. Through their practice in civil society organisations and institutions, the practitioners will be enabled to conduct multisectoral preventive programmes in the community. The practitioners will have mentors/supervisors to strengthen their ability to provide professional social services to youth from vulnerable groups, Furthermore, in cooperation with youth activists, they will conduct public youth actions to promote positive values in the community.

The CDER’s partners on this projects are Center for social work Jagodina, association of citizens Centralna razvojna inicijativa (Central initiative for development), Center for social work Paracin, Center for social work Svilajnac and the Red Cross Svilajnac..

Donor:Ministry of youth and sport

 

Development of comprehensive
Independent Living Support system in Central Serbia

European Union has supported the project of developing service for providing social care of partners from Jagodina, Cicevac and Zabari municipalities, as the part of the programme Support for de-institutionalisation and social inclusion of persons with mental disability and mental illness. The main applicant is CDER – in charge of project management and providing expert support for the development of social care services – and the partners are the City of Jagodina, Municipality of Cicevac and Municipality of Zabari, as well as social care providers of these local self-governments – Jagodina City Centre for Social Work, Red Cross Cicevac and Zabari Centre for Social Work.

Overall objective: Reintegration and institutionalisation prevention of persons with mental disability and mental health disorders in Jagodina, Zabari and Cicevac.

Specific objectives: 1) Provided support to persons with mental disability and mental health disorders by sustainably upgrading and adapting community-based social services (CBSS); 2) Promoting citizen rights on independent living in community.

Total value of the project is 166.589 euros, out of which European Union provides 141.601 euros, and the rest is secured through local financing.

Donor: European Union