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Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:00am

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
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 9:15am

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
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 9:00am

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
Friday, June 13, 2014 - 9:00am

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).

Serbian Civil Society Organization Mobilize Community Response in the Wake of Devastation Floods in the Country
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 9:15am

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.

USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance Responds to the Flood Crisis in Serbia
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 10:00am

Heavy rains that began in mid-May 2014 caused widespread flooding and landslides across western and southwestern Serbia, particularly in Grad Beograd, Kolubara, Mačva, and Morava districts. 

New Laboratory Equipment will Improve Food Quality and Stimulate Exports
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:00am

SUBOTICA – Ambassador Michael D. Kirby presented  new equipment to the Subotica Public Health Institute’s food testing laboratory today. 

The equipment was provided through United States Agency for International Development assistance (approx. $95,000), and will be used to analyze local agricultural products for quality control, including the detection of pesticides.   

Campaign to Educate Public on New Misdemeanors Law Kicks off
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 10:30am

BELGRADE – Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković kicked off an educational outreach campaign for the new Law on Misdemeanors at a press conference on May 7, 2014.  Dragomir Milojević, President of the High Court Council and the Supreme Court of Cassation, and Zoran Pašalić, President of the Appellate Misdemeanor Court, also participated in the announcement.  

Competitiveness of Civil Society Organizations as Social Care Services Providers
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 9:15am

Civil society organizations (CSOs) provide nearly one-third of all local social care services in Serbia and have higher networking potential, according to the results of “Comparative study of local social service deliverers in Serbia,” presented today at restaurant “Martaan” in Belgrade. Trag Foundation conducted this study in partnership with SeCons Development Initiative Group, within Social Care Reform Initiative, which is funded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:00am

On Wednesday, April 23, approximately 100 people from civil society organizations throughout Serbia attended USAID’s post-solicitation conference for its newly announced Annual Program Statement, Serbian Civil Society Partners.  Through this APS - which is essentially a standing, year-long call for proposals -  USAID Serbia is soliciting applications from local NGOs to support democratic and economic development , with a funding range between $200-500,000.  The conference enabled potential applicants to learn about this mechanism and ask questions about USAID's grant making process, expandi

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