Center for Youth Integration

The Center for Youth Integration (CYI) is a citizen’s association founded in 2004 by a group of students from the Faculty for Special Education and Rehabilitation (former Faculty for Defectology) of the University of Belgrade.

We recognized that the problem of street involved children is one of the greatest social problems in our society, while at the same time it is the problem we know very little about. That is why the CYI has targeted this population with its’ activities.

Country of registration: 
Serbia

Library

01 Nov 2011
This publication originated from a seven-years expirience of theOutreach Work program of the Center for Youth Integration, with street involved children. This guide, through examples of good practice, is created for organizations and institutions...

News

12 Dec 2017
In the presence of numerous quests, officials and donors, CAFE BAR 16 was officially opened on December 12th. CAFE BAR 16 is social enterprise, initiated by the Center for Youth Integration, in order to expand the support provided to children who...
04 Dec 2017
On Monday, December 4th, in Belgrade, the Center for Youth Integration has organized an international conference "Improving the quality of services for street involved children in Serbia, in accordance with the UN General Comment." On...
13 Nov 2017
The third local training in Serbia "Children’s Rights in Serbia and Local Community Resources" was held on November 4th in Novi Sad, in cooperation with local resource persons, Milenka Matić and Dunja Bekvalac , and with organization...
10 Oct 2017
From October 4th to October 6th 2017, three-day pilot training program for professionals in the field of child protection was held in Belgrade. This training was organized and implemented by the Center for Youth Integration, within the framework of...
12 Jul 2017
On July 15th, third year in a row, Centre for Youth Integration is organizing Lemonade Day event. On this day, people enjoy lemonade, in 91 cafes and bars from Belgrade, Pančevo and Novi Sad. The idea of the event is that every bar and cafe donate...
12 Jun 2017
The Government of the Republic of Serbia, at the proposal of the Ministry of Labor on 29th May 2017, has adopted a Decree on determining hazardous work for children - such as working at height, with excessive load, work in confined spaces, work...
12 May 2017
Since 2007, when the first Drop in Shelter has been established in Belgrade, support has been provided for more than 1000 children and youth. Thanks to Drop in Shelter, instead of spending time on the street-over 1 million hours these children spent...
12 Apr 2017
Since 2011, in more than 130 countries around the world, April 12th is celebrated as the International Day for Street Children. Also, this year, the Center for Youth Integration marks the tenth anniversary of the Drop in Shelter, the only...
10 Apr 2017
In the premises of the Center for Youth Integration, on April 7th 2017, a meeting of Resource Persons of the Regional Resource Centre for Child Protection for South East Europe - Child Hub was organised. The meeting was attended by 8 people and the...
06 Mar 2017
On 1st of March 2017 in Nis, Serbia, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, in cooperation with UNICEF and Tatjana Jokanovic, assistant of the Commissioner for Protection of Equality, held a second workshop within the project...
15 Dec 2016
On December 8th 2016, in Belgrade, a one-day training for social workers and other professionals from preschool institutions was organised, entitled "Assertiveness and interpersonal skills of social workers in preschool institutions.''...
21 Nov 2016
Professionals from Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Kosovo had a chance to learn more about Social Innovation Fund and community-based services in Serbia, during the Study visit that was organized from 14th to 17th November.   Participants...
12 Oct 2016
On October 6, 2016, the fourth meeting of Serbian Resource People was organised - at the premises of the Republic Institute for Social Protection with 11 people in attendance. Agenda of the meeting consisted of two parts; the first part of the...
27 Sep 2016
September 22-23, 2016, Belgrade, Serbia: Resource People from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia came together at the premises of the Republic Institute for Social Protection within the project Regional Resource Centre for Child Protection for...
31 Aug 2016
Center for Youth Integration of Serbia is very proud to announce that 55 of their beneficiaries are enrolling in first grade on 1st of September. Center for Youth Integration has been working with street involved children for the past 12 years and...
26 Aug 2016
Despite the closure of the Balkan route, the number of refugees in Serbia has not decreased. Particularly notable is the increased number of pregnant women and mothers with children, as well as the number of unaccompanied minors.Many unaccompanied...
17 Jun 2016
June 16th 2016 in Belgrade a one-day training for social workers of preschool institutions was organised named "Together for the best interests of the child - the cooperation of social workers, kindergarten and parents.'' The workshop...
03 Jun 2016
A new space for refugees and migrants was opened on June 1st in Belgrade. The new space is divided into two parts, one for distribution (clothes, shoes, food, medicine) and in another part of the space, several organizations provide various forms of...
17 May 2016
On May 14th Center for Youth Integration celebrated its 9th birthday of the Drop In Shelter for street involved children. The celebration was attended by longtime friends and partners, volunteers, representatives of institutions and non-governmental...
12 Apr 2016
Сreative workshop “All people have stars, but they do not mean the same for everybody” was organised in Serbia, Belgrade to mark International day of street involved children and to launch project “Drop-In Shelter for Street-...
30 Mar 2016
In collaboration with The Republic Institute for Social Protection and the Center for Youth Integration, on March 24, 2016  international conference "Practice and potential in the field of protection of children in Serbia" was...
19 Nov 2015
One of the two Belgrade shelters for street involved children, coordinated by the Center for Youth Integration, (CIM) is celebrating International Children's Day, November 20, in cooperation with the Embassy of Australia. On that day the...

Events

GIZ and Center for Youth Integration invite you to join us in tasting nice food and presentation of photo exhibition that have been created by Drop in shelter beneficiaries, but also to learn more about everyday life of street involved children.
Center for Youth Integration (CYI) organises the launching event of the Regional Resource Center project in Serbia on March 20th, 2015 at 13:00. The event will provide an opportunity to introduce the project, present the different features and...
On Saturday, 23 July 2016, for the second year in a row, Center for Youth Integration is organizing an action - Lemonade Day for Drop In Shelter - all money from the sale of lemonade that day will be donated to children. Choose a place where you...

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