New GIZ regional project on “Social Rights for Vulnerable Groups - SoRi” started implementation

23 Dec 2015

Institutional and Civil Society representatives from Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia-Hercegovina are gathering in Skopje, Macedonia for the first planning workshop in GIZ implemented project targeting Social Rights for vulnerable groups in respective countries. This two year project will be implemented until September 2017.

Institutions were represented by relevant ministries (Social Welfare, Human Rights and Local Administration), and also representatives of the municipal level were present. They contributed in planning process of the project by defining key areas of project interventions as well as possibilities for regional cooperation in sharing good practice.

Project consists of four intervention areas: Social Welfare, Information and Awareness rising, Alternative funding of services and Regional cooperation and sharing. The project aim at mapping vulnerable groups and services at the local level in a number of selected municipalities in all countries included in the project. In particular, the project aims at improving social outreach for available service by introducing new methodologies and approach in social outreach. Also it will contribute with capacity building programs targeting social service providers and other professionals in the context of fulfillment of social rights (education, health etc.).

Initial planning process indicated that children and youth will be one of the main target groups of the project with specific emphasis in minority groups and persons with disability. An ‘All Inclusive’ approach for all will be a crosscutting theme throughout the project implementation process.

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