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Within the project "Establishment of a system for monitoring students’ careers after graduating from high school," implemented by the NGO Kocka in 14 secondary schools in Vojvodina, the training of career teams for implementation of the Model of monitoring of students’ careers after the graduating from high school has been organized. The training was attended by 17 teachers from schools involved in the project and it was conducted in accordance with the pre-made model. Read more
After completing the training program for the unemployed youth from metal-processing sector in Cacak, the implementation of work internships in 6 companies for eight young unemployed persons. The internship has been successfully completed. The program is organized within the project " Participation of the youth civil sector in creating youth employment policies", which is conducted by Business Development Center Kragujevac. Read more
Summer internship program is being implemented in the framework of the project "The right skills in accordance with the employers' needs - phase 2", which is implemented by Business Development Center Kragujevac, in partnership with the Polytechnical School in Kragujevac, First technical schools and Second technical school. During June 2016, the necessary preparations for the organization of summer practice have been carried out. Firstly, in cooperation with the companies, public call to schools for summer practice has been published. 42 students sent their applications. After completion of the call, theevaluation of the applications has been done and the students have been sent to their internship posts. The internships in companies began on 1st July 2016. In total, 42 students from 3 secondary schools attended the internship. Read more
Local seminar, in cooperation with the Youth Office of Krusevac, was held on 30th June 2016 and it was attended by the members of the career guidance and counseling teams from secondary schools. The aim was to create a model program of career guidance and counselling in secondary schools in Krusevac. The seminar is conducted in the framework of the project "Improving the system of career guidance and counseling to increase the employability and employment of youth in Krusevac – phase 2”, which is implemented by Educational center Krusevac. Read more
Vocational training program for unemployed youth from metal-processing sector in Cacak has been successfully completed. The program is organized within the project "Participation of youth civil sector in the youth employment policies – phase 4". Piloting of the new measures for youth employment at the local level is carried out in accordance with the identified needs of the local economy from the metal-processing sector. The training helps the young people to refresh and enhance their professional technical knowledge, which is an important prerequisite for future employment and for performing the work duties in accordance with the employers’ needs. Read more
Three round tables, which had the task of presenting the publication of the Serbian Employers' Association ‘Guide for professional internship’, as well as active employment policy measures and programs implemented by National Employment Service, were held in Krusevac, Subotica and Nis in June 2016. After the presentation of the Guide, the participants discussed the strategic documents in the area of youth employment, employment policy measures used, the short supply of specific professional profiles, as well as the problems of obtaining the skilled employees. The publication and its promotion are the activities planned by the project "Internship - my opportunity", which is implemented by the Serbian Employers’ Association. Read more
Communal branch trade union Nezavisnost held the first consultative meeting in Smederevo on 16th June 2016. This was the first of six meetings, which have been planned the year of the planned six meetings in public utility companies (PUC) for waste management, PUCs burdened with credit loans, as well as in the local governments. The meetings is organized within the project "Enhancing the capacity of trade unions to participate in the process of restructuring public utility companies." Read more
Construction branch trade union Nezavisnost organized the training of union activists in the region of South Serbia in their two local organizations on the skills of collective bargaining and the implementation of the collective agreement. Trainings are conducted within the project "Increasing the degree of implementation of labour rights of construction workers in Serbia". Read more
CATUS metal branch trade union and CATUS have organized a workshop "Collective agreement - opportunities and obstacles", which was held on 2nd and 3rd June 2016 in Venjacka Banja. The workshop is a part of the project "Collective agreement in the focus of Decent Work". The project envisages the development of proposals and possible solutions in order to promote collective bargaining, bearing in mind the current activity in the previous phases of the project, as well as the expert opinions on the effects of (non) implementation of legal provisions, tendencies in the area of branch collective bargaining - on the basis of which further directions of the activities for the promotion of collective bargaining will be drafted and proposed. Read more
The program is organized within the project "Participation of youth civil society sector in creating youth employment policies – phase 4", implemented by the Business Development Centre Kragujevac, in cooperation with the City of Cacak, National Employment Service - Branch Čačak, Machine-traffic school and the companies from metal-processing sector. Public invitation for participation of the unemployed young people was published on 18th May 2016. Read more
Educational center Krusevac organized the seminar for secondary schools career guidance and counseling teams in Krusevac, in cooperation with the School Administration of Krusevac, with the purpose of improving the educational and practical potentials of career guidance and counseling teams. The seminars are a part of the activities undertaken within the framework of the project "Improving the system of career guidance and counseling to increase employability and employment of youth in Krusevac 2”. Read more
Educational center Krusevac organized in May 2016, within the framework of the project "Improving the system of career guidance and counseling to increase the employability and employment of youth in Krusevac - phase 2", seminars for members of local high school teams for career guidance and counseling. Local seminar in cooperation with the School Administration of Town of Krusevac was held on 26th maz 2016, while the seminar organized in cooperation with the Agency for Regional Development of Rasina District was held 5th May 2016. The participants were the representatives of the teams for career guidance and counseling from high schools of Krusevac. Read more
Serbian Employers’ Association organized a round table in Belgrade to present ‘Guide for internships’, which has been prepared in cooperation with the National Employment Service, within the project ‘Internship - my chance’. The discussion was dedicated to the issue of youth participation in the labor market and the promotion of internship as a good chance, both for young people and employers. Read more
Within the framework of the project "Participation of youth civil society sector in creating youth employment policies – phase 4", implemented by Business Development Center Kragujevac, info-sessions for young people in Cacak and Vrnjačka Banja were held in April and May 2016. Local Employment Action Plan, as well as the measures to support the employment and to increase the employability of young people. Read more
Nezavisnost communal affairs branch trade union has organized in April and May 2016 in Kragujevac, Belgrade and Novi Sad, trainings for trade union activists on collective bargaining, new branch collective bargaining agreement and the approach to the negotiations at the enterprise level. The project "Strengthening the capacity of the trade unions to participate in the process of restructuring of public utility companies" envisages providing six trainings in six Serbian cities, with the purpose of detailed informing of trade union representatives with the content of the branch collective agreement and advancing the process of restructuring of the public utility companies. Read more
Nezavisnost construction branch trade union organized the training for union activists in the region of Western Serbia in two local branches on the skills of collective bargaining and the implementation of the collective agreement. Trainings have been conducted within the project "Increasing the degree of realization of rights in the field of labor and employment of construction workers in Serbia". Read more
Nezavisnost construction branch trade union held a round table in Belgrade on 28th April 2016 in the framework of the project "Increasing the degree of implementation of rights in the field of labor and employment of construction workers in Serbia". The round table was attended by representatives of the representative trade union organizations in the construction sector, experts for collective bargaining and representatives of the Serbian Employers’ Association. Read more
The project, to be implemented by Business Development Center Kragujevac deals with the issue of organizing internships for the graduates of vocational educational schools in the City of Kragujevac. The main objective of the project is to improve the competitiveness and employability of graduates from secondary technical schools through bridging the gap between the knowledge and skills acquired within the formal system of secondary education and the needs of employers in the labour market, through the promotion of cooperation and development of mechanisms for the participation of relevant representatives of educational institutions and the employers in the program of practical training and internships of secondary technical schools. Read more
NGO Kocka implements the project in the field of career guidance and counseling - "Establishment of a system for monitoring students’ careers after graduating from secondary school." The project is aimed at improving the sustainability of the career counseling and guidance by establishing a system of monitoring students’ careers after graduating from high school. This will be achieved by introducing a unique model in secondary schools, which will establish the cooperation with students after graduation and enable secondary school staff to monitor students after their graduation. The project will involve 14 schools from the region of Vojvodina. Read more
Belgrade Open School on 11 December 2015 in Belgrade organized a roundtable "Challenges and prospects for the implementation of quality programs for practice in the Republic of Serbia - analysis of the legislative framework". The round table presents the results of an analysis of the legal framework for the realization of practice "Professional practice and training in the Republic of Serbia: Challenges and possible implementation perspective." The event brought together stakeholders who are engaged in organizing and researching professional practice within the framework of the National Employment Service, Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Center for Career Development at the University of Belgrade, to discuss the current situation in this field, challenges and recommendations for improvement. The round table was organized within the project "Towards a better practical policies for quality programs Practice", which aims to contribute to reducing youth unemployment in Serbia by improving the regulatory framework for the implementation of the program practice. Read more