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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:15am

BELGRADE – Representatives from 17 civil society organizations presented their progress and key achievements made through the Civil Society Forward (CSF) program as well as their future plans to assist and speed up Serbia`s accession to the EU. Civil Society Forward was a two-year, USD 7.75 million program implemented by the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) and Trag Foundation and supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Speaking about the importance of the civil sector in Serbia, USAID Mission Director Azza El-Abd said, “Just as bridges, roads, legislative reforms, growing markets and a thriving private sector are key to a successful and thriving European Serbia, so is a strong and vibrant civil society.”

Over the past two years, Civil Society Forward has supported effective advocacy at the national level on issues of critical importance for meeting EU standards and advancing Serbia’s democratic development.

New Business Hub Supports Tech Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 10:45am

 Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Hub, a business incubator for technological entrepreneurs, officially opened on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Youth Need Quality Local Services
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 11:00am

The event "Youth Workers in a Youth Club:  From Idea to Implementation - Young People are OK" was organized today by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS), National Association of Youth Workers (NAPOR), UNICEF and USAID. 

Ambassador Kirby Visits Regional Agriculture Education Center in Sombor
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:30am

Ambassador Michael D. Kirby visited the Regional Agriculture Education Center and Agriculture Extension Service’s crop-testing fields in Sombor today.  The Center was established in August, 2014 to help farmers acquire new skills and knowledge that increase productivity and product quality.  Producers will also learn how to introduce new crop varieties and apply modern farming technology.

With support from USAID/OFDA and ECHO, Mercy Corps and UniCredit Bank team up to provide flood relief
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:00am

Through funding provided by USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and the European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), a total of 3,090 households will have the opportunity to start renovating their homes and small businesses over the next three months.  As part of these efforts, Mercy Corps has recently delivered UniCredit bank gift cards to families affected by the May floods in both Sabac and Koceljeva. 

Supreme Court Of Cassation Launches Website And Information Desk
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:00pm

In a ceremony to promote increased transparency and openness of courts, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and Supreme Court Chief Justice Dragomir Milojević’s opened the Supreme Court of Cassation’s new information desk and officially launched its website on Thursday, September 18, 2014 in the main hall of the Supreme Court of Cassation building.

Ambassador Kirby and Minister of Defense Gasic Emphasize Importance of Anti-Corruption Efforts in Security Sector
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 10:00am

Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and Minister of Defense Bratislav Gasić highlighted the importance of strengthening anti-corruption efforts in the security sector at the conference on the Partnership for Integrity in the Security Sector in Serbia organized by the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) today.

Civic Initiatives’ Closing Ceremony Showcases Two Year Results
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 9:00am

The closing ceremony for the Empowered Youth for Positive Changes in South Serbia and Sandžak project was held today at Cultural Center Grad.

USAID Disburses one-time Financial Assistance to Vulnerable Families whose Livelihoods were Destroyed in Recent Floods
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:00am

 In Obrenovac, the neediest families have received a pre-loaded gift card for $330 issued by UniCredit Bank and intended for the reconstruction of their households. The gift cards may be used without any conditions – the recipients determine their needs and priorities - at ATMs or anywhere that accepts Mastercard debit cards. Though the gift card may not cover all of their needs, it will certainly help jumpstart the recovery process.

Azza El-Abd Sworn In As Mission Director for Serbia
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:00am

Washington, D.C. - Azza El-Abd was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Serbia.  USAID Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Paige Alexander administered the oath.

As Mission Director for Serbia, Ms. El-Abd will be responsible for managing USAID’s program with the objective of supporting Serbia’s efforts to strengthen democratic practices and institutions, increase economic growth, and improve the quality of education.

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Last updated: November 19, 2014

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