This project is funded by the European Union (EU) and is implemented by WYG International on behalf of the EU Delegation to Republic of Serbia.
Department for Vojvodina Roma Inclusion, together with the European Union, has assisted the opening of the first ten Roma entreprises in Vojvodina, as a part of the project for Roma Employment Improvement.
In February 2011 the Office for Roma Inclusion has initiated a project ‘Improvement of the Roma Employment in Vojvodina’. Project is worth 237.749 EUR and is co-financed by the European Union. Partner on the project is Vojvodina Provincial Secretary for Labour, Employment and Gender Equality.
Main goal of the project is to improve social and economic development and include the Roma into Vojvodina’s social commmunities through providing them with job opportunities, supporting and motivating members of Roma communities to take active part in production and service sectors. This project will be implemented in twenty municipalities across Vojvodina: Novi Kneževac, Kikinda, Sombor, Apatin, Kula, Bečej, Žitiste, Odžaci, Srbobran, Žabalj, Zrenjanin, Novi Sad, Beočin, Inđija, Ruma, Pećinci, Pančevo, Kovin, Bela Crkva and Senta. Through the employment programme the Roma entrepreneurs will receive the necessary office equipment, developed logo of their company, stamp, website, computer and multifunctional device. Beside logistics support, technical assistance is also provided through bookkeeping and mentoring services during first six months of the companny’s work.
Director of the Office for Roma Inclusion, Mr Dusko Jovanovic, has signed sixteen subventions of 3.200.000 RSD for the newly opened companies. Another ten companies are expected to open at the beginning of 2012 as the application process will soon be announced. Technical support and assistance will also be available during business plan preparation process.
During February a special course will also be organised for 150 future employees of different sectors on the teritorry of Vojvodina.