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Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:45am

Belgrade - On March 17, 2017 the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation with the support of USAID, a U.S. government agency marked the closure of the Divac Youth Fund project at the “Youth in Charge” Conference. The Divac Youth Fund is a two-year project empowering youth to advocate for local resource mobilization and youth participation in local policy development.

Speaking at the conference, USAID Mission Director, Ms. Azza El-Abd said that USAID makes youth around the world a priority in their development work. “In Serbia, as in many countries where USAID works, young people face difficult challenges. Projects such as the Divac Youth Fund help youth rise above those challenges and provide us clear evidence that youth are a great, often untapped resource in their communities”.

The project is based on a partnership model whereby local businesses, individuals, and municipalities work together to identify community problems, develop solutions, and fund community activities. Approximately 60 percent of the project is funded through matching funds (in-kind or cash contributions).

Serbia Committed to the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Political Life
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:30am

Belgrade  – On March 15, 2017, over 70 representatives from the parliament, public and private sectors, independent institutions, local governments, disabled people’s organizations, and election monitoring organizations participated in the National Conference on Political Participation of Persons with Disabilities.  The Conference marked the closure of the Center for Independent Living’s (CIL) Strengthening Political Participation of Persons with Disabilities project funded by USAID, a U.S. government agency.

Renovated Social Welfare Center Offers Better Services to Vulnerable Citizens and Migrants
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 8:00am

SUBOTICA – On March 8, 2017, in honor of International Women’s Day, the renovated Center for Social Welfare in Subotica was officially inaugurated. The reconstruction worth $70,000 was funded by USAID, a U.S. government agency . Local authorities identified the Center’s renovation as a top priority for the municipality, given the increased demand for the Center’s services following last year’s influx of refugees and migrants.

Serbian Citizens Continue to Empathize with Refugees and Migrants
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 6:00am

According to the results of the second public opinion survey on Serbian citizen attitudes towards the European migration and refugee crisis, 47 percent of citizens have positive attitudes towards refugees and migrants, 34 percent have a negative attitude, while 18.5 percent are neutral.

Positive Trends in Serbia’s Competiveness and Economic Growth
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 8:30am

USAID’s Business Enabling Project today released the findings of its sixth annual Serbian Business Survey.  The survey, which reflects 1,000 Serbian businesses’ opinions on the state of Serbia’s business environment, showed recent reforms are making it easier for them to operate.

USAID and Serbian Government Inspire “A New Beginning” for Entrepreneurs in Serbia
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 8:45am

On Wednesday, the Serbian Association of Managers (SAM), DNA Communications, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and representatives from the Government of Serbia marked the closure of the ‘New Beginning’ Project and celebrated its successes, influences, and Serbia’s entrepreneurial spirit. 

National Assembly Launches Second Annual Parliament Week
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 8:15am

The second "Parliament Week" under the slogan "The Floor is Yours" was officially launched at the National Assembly today. "Parliament Week" is organized by the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and the Open Parliament Initiative in cooperation with 60 partner organizations and institutions and with financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the British Embassy in Belgrade.

Strengthening Regional Connections - Leskovac Business to Business Fair
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 8:00am

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, the Development Agency of Serbia (RAS) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)  organized a Business to Business (B2B) Fair in Leskovac.

U.S. and Serbian Governments Celebrate Five Years of Judicial Reform
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:30am

Belgrade – On October 5, 2016, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and representatives from the Government of Serbia celebrated  judicial reform successes and lessons learned, to mark the closure of USAID’s Judicial Reform and Government Accountability (JRGA) Project, a five and a half year, $20.9 million initiative.

Whistleblowers Fight against Corruption
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 9:30am

On September 21, 2016, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia, with support from the USAID Judicial Reform and Government Accountability Project, organized the conference Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers – First Year of Implementation. The conference presented achievements since the Law came into effect, the efficiency of available channels for blowing the whistle, and providing judicial relief for whistleblowers.

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Last updated: February 27, 2017

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