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.
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.
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.
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.
This strategy, following Washington guidance, sets forth the path of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) critical assistance delivery for Serbia in preparation of a possible last year of bilateral funding in FY 2017. It conforms to and supports the goals of both the post’s draft Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) as well as those contained in the Joint Regional Strategy 2014- 2016 of the State Department Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) and the USAID Europe and Eurasia (E&E) Bureau. The strategy is aligned with host-country priorities, U.S.
Last updated: September 18, 2014