Project type: Other Project Budget: 2,000,000 euros.
Project location: National Project Status: Finished
Project Source of Funding: donation and subsidy from the budget of the Republic of Serbia
Project Donor: Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
Implementing partner: Central Project Team of UN Development Programme – project holder National Employment Service (NES) of Serbia
[01-01-2007 - 01-09-2009] (Serbia)
Short description: Overall objective: to increase the possibility of employment of redundant workers through the introduction of innovative approach that would provide max participation in the labour market and employment.
1. redeployment of redundant workers through incentives to productive use of severance payment;
2. NES capacities for planning, implementation and monitoring of active labour market programmes built at national level.
1. Self-employment of redundant workers, persons whose employment has been terminated by agreement (accompanied by severance payment) and persons whose employment has been terminated due to bankruptcy;
2. New employment opportunities – investing severance pay (completely or partially) in covering compulsory social contributions, opening and equipping of new workplaces or additional education and training.
Achieved results: 2020 persons have been employed (418 with 190 employers – new employment and 1602 – self-employment)
Comment: This is a new project in the labour market, enabling transformation of passive measures (unemployment benefit) into active measures (new employment opportunities and self-employment)