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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.

October 25, 2013

Belgrade, October 2013 – Civic Initiatives and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a 15-month project, $248,800 project to improve the status of youth and reduce their marginalization in south and southwest Serbia. 

The "Empowered Youth for Positive Changes in South Serbia and Sandzak" campaign will build the capacity of young people, youth groups and civil society organizations and increase the employability and activism of youths in the target regions.

Five Municipalities Sign Memorandum of Understanding for the "Divac Youth Fund" Project
October 24, 2013

Belgrade, October 2013 – The "Divac Youth Fund," a new project launched by the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, was unveiled today at a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at the Belgrade Media Center.

The project will establish funds for youth projects in the five municipalities of Prijepolje, Vladičin Han, Vlasotince, Vršac and Kanjiža.  Representatives from the municipalities signed the memorandum after being chosen following preliminary talks with a dozen municipalities.

October 17, 2013

Belgrade, October 2013 – The USAID Sustainable Local Development Project, in partnership with 32 local governments, today launched a workforce development program that will help companies hire and train new employees, with hiring and training costs paid by the USAID project.  

Program for Jobless Youth to Develop Agribusinesses Launched by Zrenjanin, Kinkinda, and Novi Becej
September 9, 2013

Zrenjanin, September 2013 – The City of Zrenjanin and the Municipalities of Kikinda and Novi Becej today launched a program to help unemployed youth grow highly profitable vegetable crops.  The "Agriculture Entrepreneurship Incubators for Youth" project will teach participants to grow vegetables in greenhouses and in open fields. 

August 30, 2013

Since 2001, USAID has invested over $708 million in Serbia to promote democracy and governance and stimulate economic growth.  This is part of the $865 million in total assistance from the USG.  USAID’s program budget in 2013 is $18.9 million.

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Last updated: July 16, 2014

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