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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.

USAID Changes the Way it Works in Serbia
November 7, 2013

Belgrade, November 2013 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has begun directly funding Serbian organizations to strengthen their capacity and to use USAID assets more efficiently. 

USAID recently awarded grants to five Serbian organizations, recognizing their increased capabilities and placing full responsibility for managing the programs in their hands:

·         A 15-month, $248,800 grant to Civic Initiatives to improve the status of youth and reduce their marginalization in southern and southwestern Serbia;

October 25, 2013

Belgrade, October 2013 – The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded the Trag Foundation an 18-month, $235,000 grant to improve the policy framework for delivering crucial social services for the elderly, persons with disabilities and children, as well as other vulnerable groups. 

October 25, 2013

Belgrade, October 2013 – The Regional Development Agency of Sandžak (SEDA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a nine-month, $65,000 project to increase the quality, value and market position of milk and cheese products from the Pešter Highlands. 

The "Support of Cheese Production in the Sandžak Region" project is supporting dairy producers from the Pešter Highlands to improve their products' market position and to increase the value of their products.

October 25, 2013

Belgrade, October 2013 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided Junior Achievement Serbia with a $260,000 grant to support entrepreneurial educational programs in elementary and secondary schools for the next two years.

October 25, 2013

Belgrade, October 2013 The Media Coalition and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a 15-month, $248,800 project to strengthen and support Serbia's democratic development by promoting media literacy and independent, accountable journalism.

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Last updated: July 16, 2014

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