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CENTER FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Finished Projects

Projects CDER implemented on its own and in partnership:

Increasing the Effectiveness of Employment Policies
towards Disadvantaged Groups

The Project was implemented under LOT 5, within the large scale action “Increasing the Effectiveness of Employment Policies towards Disadvantaged Groups”. Action was funded by the EU and implemented by the National Employment Service in Serbia. The Action fund was 2,516,400.00 EUR, out of which 235,000.00 EUR for LOT 5.

Objective:

To increase the effectiveness of employment policies by increasing access to training for unemployed persons from disadvantaged groups, with an aim to enhance their employability and their chances to get jobs.

Expected results on the whole Project level:

1. The coverage of training in response to labour market needs increased by at least 5400 registered unemployed persons, by the end of the execution period;

2: The coverage of training in response to labour market needs increased by 300 out of 5400 registered unemployed Roma persons by the end of the execution period.

Within the LOT 5 the project consortium has organized and impleented healthcare, social protection and personal services trainings for 507 persons in total.

The role of CDERa as part of the consortium was to design and implement a monitoring system of trainings. CDER’s responsibilities were:

– Creation of monitoring and evaluation methodology;
– Creation of manual for implementation of monitoring and evaluation methodology;
– Realization of monitoring process (including field visits);

Drafting 3 reports on monitoring the training realization in 32 municipalities in Serbia.

The Project lasted for 18 months, from 15 07 2016 to 15 01 2018.

Building Sustainable Services, Jobs and Organizations

The Project was implemented through ”EU Exchange 4” programme. Overall objective: Building social cohesion of all people living in Zabari and Zagubica. Specific objectives: 1) Support elderly by introducing sustainable community-based social services (CBSS); 2) Creating new jobs through development of the social service market.

The Project was one of the most ambitious efforts in the field of social care service at the local level in Serbia, and its aim was to introduce sustainable, available and quality social services for old people. “Home care for old persons” social services were created in both municipalities, in accordance with the national standards of service provisions. The organizations providing social care were licensed in the process conducted by the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy.

The realization of the project started on February 3, 2014 and lasted until February 2015. The overall budget of the project was 175.042,40 Euros, out of which 155.787,74 Еuros was the contribution of the European Union, while 19.254,66 Еuros was secured by national participation. Main applicant was Zabari municipality. CDER was in charge of project management and for providing expert support to social care services development. More about the project on www.zabari-zagubica.rs

Donor:European Union / Exchange 4/
Digital Youthquake

The international project implemented by CDER as part of the Erasmus Plus Programme – Capacity building in the field of youth. with the following goals:

1. Increase the capacity of youth organizations/workers in the field of digital literacy and digital activism, foster their active participation in society as well as intraregional and transregional cooperation between 11 youth NGOs from Partner and Programme countries from Western Balkans (WB), Western Europe (WE) and North Europe (NE) regions.

2. Develop digital youth activism and reinforce digital promotion of youth policy and democratic values on transregional and European level.

Three main project activities were:

1: Training course in digital literacy and digital youth activism;

2: Creating educative content in the field of digital literacy and digital activism: a) an online course on digital literacy and digital youth activism; b) a database of existing open resources on digital literacy and digital activism;

3: Creating an informative-educative website.

Project partners were respected youth NGOs from 9 European countries: UK, Belgium, Estonia, Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Montenegro, and Serbia. The project ran from 1.08.2016. to 30.04.2017.

Donor:European Union /E+ Programme/
MEDIActive Youth

An international project within Erasmus + Programme – Capacity building in the field of youth. Project had the following aims:

1. Increasing the capacity of youth organisations/workers in the field of media literacy and media activism and fostering their active participation in society,

2. Fostering intraregional and transregional cooperation between 11 youth NGOs from 5 Partner and 5 Programme countries from Western Balkans, Western Europe and North Europe regions;

3. Strengthening media promotion of youth policy and democratic values in partner countries on transregional and European level.

The main project activities were:

1. Training course in media literacy and media activism (the goal of the TC was to provide media literacy/activism skills for 30 youth workers from 11 partner NGOs);

2. Creating an online course on media literacy and media activism and an online course on how to create blog on youth policy and democracy;

3. Creating a portal and transnational e-Magazine for youth policy and promotion of democratic values, www.mediactiveyouth.net.

Partners: 11 youth NGOs from United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, B&H, Latvia, Estonia and Serbia. Duration: 01/10/2015–30/06/2016.

Donor:European Union /E+ Programme/
MOV(I)E IT!

The project involved preparation and delivery of an innovative Training Course (TC) MOV(I)E IT! for 33 participants (young people and experienced youth workers) from 11 NGOs from 4 SEE (RS, AL, ME, MK), 5 EU (GR, IT, HU, AT. RO) and 2 EECA (UA, BY) countries. During the training participants were motivated, educated and encouraged through joint work to use film for youth activism, as a tool for drawing attention to, as well as for solving young people’s problems, and for promoting youth policy. Participants learnt how to make a short film, how to communicate a message through film, and also how to pass their film making knowledge to others. The main theme of the project was promoting young people’s commitment towards a more inclusive growth. Within this main theme, we were specifically focused on issues of youth unemployment, poverty and marginalization.

Donor: European Union
/‘’Youth in Action’’ Programme/

 

Youth Rules – Pomoravski district /2010 – 2014/

CDER has been for the past 5 years the Resource Centre for the Ministry of Youth and Sports in order to provide incentives on activism and volunteering of the young in the Pomoravski District.

The projects included:

  1. Overall project organisation (launching a call, promotion, evaluation of applications, monitoring…) of the tender for financing youth projects (about 10 per year) in Pomoravski district, for formal and informal youth groups;
  2. Implementing a three-day training for youth groups in writing project proposals;
  3. Providing support to formal and informal youth groups in the implementation of approved projects;
  4. Organising central public event for youth.
  5. Selection of the best youth project in the Pomoravski district.
Donor: Ministry of Youth and Sports

 

Digital Collection of Intangible Serbian Cultural Heritage

The aim of the project was to contribute to the process of digitalization of Serbian cultural heritage by digitalizing representative elements of the intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and to create the first web-site with digital collection of Serbian ICH.

The project had 3 groups of activities:
a) Formation of the digital collection of Serbian ICH. This activity comprised of field research and ICH documentation throughout Serbia;
b) ICH digital collection presentation. This activity required a web-site nematerijalnonasledje.com through which the entire collection (all digitalized content) has been presented, which created a single digital collection of Serbian ICH, first of its kind in Serbia;
c) Promotion of ICH digitalization in local communities and self-governments; the project significantly increased awareness about the importance of digitalizing cultural heritage.

Donor: Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications

 

Mediation to Resolving

Overall objective: Contributing to building democracy and democratic society through implementation of Laws in the field of mediation in disputes/conflicts according to International documents in order to create legal stability in social relations in Braničevo, Bor and Pomoravski Districts. Results: 1. Developed a network of teams educated in mediation skills to be implemented in peer groups, at schools and in the communities involved in the project, on a long-term and continuous basis; 2. Informed citizens from Požarevac, Bor and Jagodina recognize advantages of mediation as an alternative approach to active citizenship in resolving disputes/conflicts; 3. Youth fostering dialogue in peer groups at school and citizens and relevant system institutions aware of mediation contributing to democratic changes; 4. Enhanced awareness of citizens on alternative methods of resolving disputes/conflicts and mediation service available for youth in Požarevac, Bor and Jagodina. CDER is co-applicant in this project.

Donor: European Union (EIDHR)

 

Digital Atlas of Cultural Heritage

General objective of the project is to contribute to digitalisation of cultural heritage in Serbia by supporting digitalisation of cultural heritage in 7 local governments and creating a website for presentation of cultural heritage and sharing of information and knowledge in this area. Through this project 7 local governments (Bor, Jagodina, Medvedja, Sopot, Veliko Gradiste, Loznica and Pancevo) will get empowered and networked human resources, while all interested stakeholders throughout Serbia and the wider community will get a unique portal with a complied database of collections of Serbian cultural heritage. Results: 1. Successfully mobilised, educated and networked stakeholders in 7 local governments started and/or intensified digitalisation of cultural heritage in their communities; 2. The established portal Atlas of cultural heritage became a virtual treasure chest of digitalised collections of Serbian cultural heritage and the central hub for information and knowledge sharing.

Donor: Ministry of Foreign
and Internal Trade and Telecommunications

 

Sustainable Development of Home Care Service
in the Municipality of Ćićevac

Main objective: Strengthening the capacities of the elderly for independent life in the community through establishment of a sustainable home care service in compliance with the national standards for home care. By this project, CDER, in partnership with the Municipality of Ćićevac, establishes and develops home care service for the elderly. The service will cover minimum 28 users per month, during the whole project implementation period. Geronto housewives (4 persons) who will be providing the service from the start of project implementation are paid by the Municipality, which means that co-participation is ensured in the amount of 36% of project value. This will also lay ground for sustainability for the next year. Results: 1. Developed a sustainable home care service for the elderly; 2. Ensured institutionalisation of the service and its sustainability through development of the Rulebook on home care provision which stipulates criteria for admission of users; the system for monitoring and evaluation of service provision established by the local government.

Donor: Ministry of Labour
and Social Policy
of the
Republic of Serbia

 

Rhythm of Identity
The “Rhythm of Identity: Traditional Serbian Music as a Guardian of Cultural Identity” project comprises of three concerts of the Teofilović Brothers, who are distinguished artists and performers of traditional Serbian music. The primary goal of the project is to preserve and strengthen cultural and ethnic identity of the Serbs in the region (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary and Romania) by way of top-level traditional music. Secondary goal is the promotion of traditional Serbian music in the neighbouring countries.
Donor: The Office for Cooperation
with the Diaspora and Serbs
in the Regions

 

 

Small Academy for Youth Career Guider

The project involved preparation and delivery of a training course for 22 participants from 8 NGOs from Serbia, Albania, FYR Macedonia, Germany, Italy, Greece and Romania. During the training, participants were motivated, educated and encouraged through joint work, to promote and provide career guidance and counselling (CGC) in their communities. Young participants became the so called peer career guiders and were sensitised for working youth with disabilities. Experienced career guiders improved the existing methods and developed new methods for working with youth. Special attention was paid to CGC for youth with disabilities.

Donor: European Union
/‘’Youth in Action’’ Programme/

 

A Step Toward Inclusion

Main activities on the project: 1. Improvement of the existing Home Care service (HC), through its organizational strengthening and increase of number of nurses and engagement of the new professional employee; 2. including children with disability and their families as beneficiaries of this service. Project results: newly-employed (refugees and internally displaced persons) and their families get income source; children with disabilities and their families through Home Care receive opportunity to improve their family living standard, while through usage of professional services of psycho-social strengthening, they can activate their own internal potentials for active life. Role of CDER is to manage the project (Project Manager and Assistant), conduct training for nurses, prepare rulebook on participation of service beneficiaries and prepare local employment action plan of the Žabari Municipality.

Donor: European Union (IPA)

 

Development of a day care service for children
with developmental disabilities

Project objective is to strengthen the integration of children with developmental disabilities. The project ensured institutionalisation of the service (pursuant to national standards) and empowerment in all day care (DC) services in Jagodina, with the special focus on the newly formed DC for children with developmental disabilities. Apart from sustainable development of this service, special attention was paid to the inclusion of children, development of their social, mental and physical functions and skills, in order to empower them for independent life in the community. The service ensured positive and constructive experience of stay outside the family. The project included the Manual on Provision of Day Care. Partner: Centre for Social Work of the City of Jagodina.

Donor: Ministry of Labour
and Social Policy of the
Republic of Serbia

 

Development of services for children with disabilities
Under this project, CDER, in partnership with the Centre for Social Work in Jagodina, established a new service – home care for children with developmental disabilities and their parents. This service covered minimum 20 users per month during a 12-month period. Special attention was paid to the inclusive process, using multisectoral approach (cooperation was established with the Health Centre, education sector and youth organisations). Institutionalisation of the service and its integration in the network of services and activities intended for children with developmental disabilities was ensured through adoption of the Decision on Social Services by the City of Jagodina, and development of the Rules of Procedure for Provision of Home Care Service which defined intake criteria, development of individual plans for service users and provision of training for home carers.

Donor: Ministry of Labour
and Social Policy of the
Republic of Serbia

 

Organizing trainings for youth office coordinators
– strengthening capacities of youth offices
and implementation
of Local Action Plans for Youth in 5 local government units

Two major activities of the project were: 1. Selection of 5 municipalities, in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sport; 2. Organizing trainings for implementation of Local Action plans for young (LAP) in 5 selected municipalities for members of the working group for implementation of LAP for the young; 3. Organizing visits of mentors to municipalities included into the project.

Donor: Ministry of Youth and Sports

 

Development of professional orientation and career guidance
CDER team of five experienced professionals conducted an intensive program of practicing and valuating professional orientation and career guidance through 6 modules.
Donor: GTZ

 

Financial education for youth on the local level

Financial literacy workshops held in 25 municipalities and 5 foster clubs in Serbia.

Donor: USAID

 

New community identities are created by the young

Over the course of 6 months, activities have been implemented in the territory of 11 municipalities – Jagodina, Paraćin, Požarevac, Rekovac, Svilajnac, Despotovac, Ćuprija, Aleksinac, Aleksnadrovac, Velika Plana and Kragujevac. Youth have received incentives to become active in the territories of the mentioned municipalities, and volunteer work has also been encouraged. In addition, the project supported creation of the new generation of youth leaders and activists.

Donor: Ministry of Youth and Sports

 

New spin – synergy and activation of youth in Pomoravski district

Peer educators trained through theatre plays creation (educational plays).

Donor: Fund for an Open Society, Serbia

 

Development of Action Plans for Youth in the municipalities of
Aleksandrovac, Bor, Aleksinac, Gadžin Han and Žabari

Five municipalities i Serbia – Aleksandrovac, Bor, Aleksinac, Gadžin Han and Žabari – hired CDER as an expert organization for managing the development of Local Action Plans for youth.

Donor: Municipalities

 

Altar in the Mountain

The primary goal of the project is the preservation and promotion of intangible heritage through the creation of an ethno-documentary film about the celebration of St-Peter’s Day on the Radan Mountain.

Results:
– Digitalized data of cultural heritage – customsrelated to the celebration of St Peter’s Day on the Radan Mountain
– The production of ethno-documentary film Altar in the Mountain
– The film’s projection at the International Festival of Ethnological Film in Belgrade

Produced by CDER

 

City (Dis)appearing

Building urban identity through 5 theatre workshops with youth.

Donor: Ministry of Culture, Media
and Information Society

 

Inter-cultural dialogue network through cultural institutions

Initiating inter-cultural dialog, through institutions promoting culture and media, in order to get to know, understand and accept “the other” and build stable, inclusive and sustainable community. The project was implemented in the City of Belgrade and 5 districts in Serbia, in 9 diferent municipality, with an emphasis on Roma people. 12 NGOs participated in the project, out of which half were Roma NGOs.

Donor: Fund for an Open Society, Serbia

 

Youth action network

Project led to creation of 6 youth NGOs, capacity building trainings for youth in 6 municipalities, development of 6 local strategic plans for youth…

Donor: Ministry of Youth and Sports

 

Promotion of volunteer work among youth

The project initiated an operational partnership network for development of youth volunteerism in Pomoravski and Braničevski districts.

Donor: Ministry of Youth and Sports

 

Exhibition about Jovan Jovanović Zmaj and Borislav Pekić
– Serbian writers of XIX and XX century

Organizing exhibitions about renowned Serbian writers – Jovan Jovanović Zmaj and Borislav Pekić – in Toronto (Canada).

Donor: Ministry of Diaspora

 

Exhibition “Danilo Kiš in Paris“

Organizing an exhibition about a renowned Serbian writer Danilo Kiš in Paris (France).

Donor: Ministry of Diaspora

 

Resource Centre for development of the national Strategy for Youth

Organizing and holding 7 round tables in municipalities for all key stakeholders dealing with youth issues; organizing 7 public events for youth in municipalities.

Donor: Ministry of Youth and Sports

 

Building partnership for poverty reduction in Pomoravski district

Consultancy support in development of studies and projects in social policy field.

Donor: The Deputy Prime Minister’s
PRS Implementation Focal Point

 

Building institutional capacities of key stakeholder for service provision
in social policy area in Pomoravski district

CDER provided consultancy-mentoring services.

Donor: The Deputy Prime Minister’s
PRS Implementation Focal Point