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Local self-governments will implement, independently or in partnership with centres for social work, health centres or other local institutions, projects in the field of provision of services such as home care, personal assistant, day care, accommodation respite care, counseling and socio-educational services, combination of medical and social protection care, as well as a project that provides free meals to the most economically vulnerable groups in rural areas.
The implementation of these projects will improve the position and social inclusion of beneficiaries from vulnerable groups, primarily the elderly, children and youth with disabilities and their families, families at risk of child separation, victims of domestic violence and beneficiaries of social protection from rural areas.
The following LSGs have received support for the improvement of social protection within this public call: Babušnica, Blace, Brus, Ćuprija, Gadžin Han, Ivanjica, Knjaževac, Lapovo, Lebane, Loznica, Negotin, Paraćin, Pirot, Prijepolje, Prokuplje, Rača, Raška, Ražanj, Rekovac, Surdulica, Svilajnac and Tutin.
The approved projects were selected through a public call which was open from January 25 to February 26, 2021, and 96 cities and municipalities from Šumadija, west, east and south Serbia, from the second, third and fourth development groups, which currently provide up to three social protection services in the local community, were eligible to apply for support.
More details about the approved projects are available at the Programme results section.