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Support to Local Self-Governments in Implementation of Social Protection Services - Certificate Awarding Ceremony

  • Belgrade, 8 June 2022

The Swiss PRO Programme is organising an event entitled "Support to Local Self-Governments in Implementation of Social Protection Services", which will be held on Thursday, 9 June 2022, starting at 1 p.m. in Belgrade.

At the event, the results of 41 projects for the implementation and development of social protection services, implemented by local self-governments with the support of the Swiss Government through the Swiss PRO Programme, will be presented.

The total value of the support provided by the Swiss government through two public calls of the Swiss PRO Programme under the slogan "Join Forces, Provide Support" amounts to over 530,000 euros, while local self-governments co-financed the implementation of projects with funds in the amount of about 170,000 euros. In addition to the presentation of the results of the supported projects, the event will discuss the importance of such support both at the level of local policy development and the implementation of specific social inclusion measures at the local level, and examples of good practice will be presented.

The participants of the event will be addressed by representatives of the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs, the Swiss Cooperation Office and the UNOPS Office in Serbia. The event will be attended by representatives of supported local self-governments: Arilje, Babušnica, Bela Palanka, Blace, Brus, Ćuprija, Gadžin Han, Ivanjica, Krupanj, Lebane, Loznica, Medveđa, Mionica, Negotin, Novi Pazar, Paraćin, Pirot, Požarevac, Prijepolje, Prokuplje , Rača, Raška, Razanj, Rekovac, Šabac, Sjenica, Surdulica, Svilajnac, Topola, Tutin, Uzice and Žagubica.



13:00 - 13:05   Welcome Address

13:05 - 13:20   Introductory Speeches:

  • Biljana Zekavica, Assistant Minister for Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs
  • Melina Papageorgiou, Head of Governance, Swiss Cooperation Office in Serbia
  • Michela Telatin, UNOPS Serbia Multi-Country Office Director  

13:20 - 13:30   Presentation of the results of the Programme support

13:30 - 13:40   Sharing good practices from the project implementation

  • Ljiljana Ranković, City of Loznica

13:40 - 13:45   Presentation of video on the impact of a supported project “Sensory Room” in Municipality of Sjenica

13:45 - 14:00   Certificate awarding ceremony