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South Serbia Youth and Entrepreneurs Recognized for Participation in YouthBuild Program
July 10, 2014

Bujanovac – United States Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, Predrag Ranić, Head of Caritas Luxembourg Mission in Serbia, and Maja Stojanović, Executive Director at Civic Initiatives, awarded certificates to the third generation of participants in the YouthBuild program in South Serbia.  Municipal representatives also distributed letters of recognition to thirty local entrepreneurs for their participation and support. 

The YouthBuild program selected a multiethnic group of 41 young women and men from Bujanovac, Vranje, and Preševo, and provided them with five months of training to prepare them for the labor market and to study community activism, human rights, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills.  Along with these courses, participants led 13 community projects, such as refurbishing a music school, painting school classrooms, renovating a pensioners’ club, and helping with flood clean-up.

E-Learning Program Benefits Local Economic Development
June 23, 2014

BELGRADE – Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, Deputy Prime Minister Kori Udovički and President of the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM) Zoran Perišić presented certificates to 61 officials from 22 municipalities throughout Serbia today.  These local officials successfully finished the e-learning program whose goal was to gain the knowledge and skills needed to better manage economic development in their communities, attract new local and foreign investments, and create jobs.

Horticulture Incubator Program Creates Jobs For Youth
June 18, 2014

NOVI BEČEJ – Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, State Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Sport Nenad Borovčanin, Novi Bečej Mayor Saša Šućurović, president of the Kikinda municipal Assembly Aleksandra Majkić, and the Assistant Mayor of Zrenjanin Duško Radišić, ceremonially opened greenhouses today that have been built with support from the Youth Horticulture Incubator Program.

Ambassador Kirby Honors Supreme Court Chief Justice Milojevic and three Courts for Innovation
June 13, 2014

BELGRADE – Ambassador Michael D. Kirby celebrated Supreme Court Chief Justice Dragomir Milojević’s contribution in improving case processing efficiency and court management  on Friday, June 13, 2014 in Belgrade at the Judicial Reform Honors Luncheon, organized by the USAID Separation of Powers Program (SPP).

June 2, 2014

BACKGROUND

USAID’s Business Enabling Project is a five-year initiative launched in January 2011. The project helps the Government of Serbia (GOS) increase the competitiveness of the Serbian economy and its private sector by streamlining the business enabling environment, improving public financial management, and strengthening financial markets. Project activities are based on priorities identified by the private sector and the GOS.

ACTIVITIES

The project is helping Serbia achieve reforms that will:

Serbian Civil Society Organization Mobilize Community Response in the Wake of Devastation Floods in the Country
June 2, 2014

Serbian civil society organizations were among the first-responders to help fellow citizens in the wake of the devastating floods in the country. Working tirelessly around the clock, civil society organizations mobilized citizen donations, recruited volunteers, organized logistics for storage and delivery of goods, and ensured safe distribution to those in need.

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Last updated: July 16, 2014

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