Official title of the project

Supporting access to rights, employment and livelihood enhancement of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Serbia

Sectors

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

EUR 16,655,000

Implementation period
2010. Dec - 2013. Jun
Expected results

Component 1: Economic self-reliance and improvement of living conditions

Enhanced livelihood of IDP and refugee families through improvement of economic self- reliance

Component 2: Social inclusion 

 Living conditions for refugee and IDP families improved 

Beneficiary
  • Commissariat for Refugees of the Republic of Serbia
  • Ministry for Kosovo and Metohija of the Republic of Serbia
  • Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the Republic of Serbia
  • PMUs were established in each of the three institutions and are composed of civil servants coming from different Departments who will be coordinating project implementation.
  • It is envisioned that the activities implemented under this Project will be overseen by a Steering Committee comprised of representatives of EC, Commissariat for Refugees, Ministry for Kosovo and M
Target Groups

The programme will have an impact on the life of direct target groups (refugees and IDPs) who will be able to achieve their preferred durable solution – integration or return, as well as on the wider domestic population and local community i

Summary of the project

The Project aims, within its scope, to ensure  full access to rights for refugees and IDPs in Serbia through the provision of coordinated activities in the realm of economic and housing support, legal  assistance and return as well as access to social services.

Although all the activities necessary for the realization of the Project will be undertaken jointly or in close coordination by the three beneficiary institutions, the leading agency for oversight of the implementation of activities under Component 1 will be the Commissariat for Refugees for activities 1 and 2, and Ministry for Kosovo and Metohija for activity 3. Ministry of Labour and Social Policy will be leading institution for the activities under Component 2.

Component 1 will be implemented through a Call for Proposals through which grants will be awarded to organisations that will be selected to implement the activities, based upon criteria that reflect the specific skills and experience needed in this area of work. Commissariat for Refugees and Ministry for Kosovo and Metohija , as was the case in the IPA 2007 and 2008 projects, will closely cooperate with the organisations which will be selected through the Call for Proposals to receive grants for implementation of the project activities.

Component 2 will be implemented through a Call for Proposals and  a service contract for the technical assistance necessary for managing the grants scheme. Through this Call for Proposals, grants will be awarded to municipalities based upon criteria that reflect the sustainability and impact of their proposed projects. The technical assistance will be provided for the design and delivery of the training to future service providers, organisation of the public awareness campaigns and implementation of Call for Proposals.

The Contracting Authority for grants under Component 1 and 2, as well as for the service contract will be the EC Delegation.

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Programme/Project objectives

- To contribute to resolving the problems of refugees and IDPs in the Republic of Serbia through the provision of adequate support.

- To promote livelihood enhancement of the most vulnerable IDP and refugee families through facilitated access to essential rights.

More details on project

1. Livelihood Enhancement for the most Vulnerable Roma Families in Belgrade

      Contract no. 313-484; 09SER01/02/41

      Budget: 3,600,000

      Eu contribution:EUR 3,600,000

      City of Belgrade EUR 557,000

     United Nations Office for Project Services, UNOPS