During two days – 24/25 of March, in Niška Banja near Niš, questionnaires created by our project team with the great support of Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of Republic of Serbia (SIPRU) were presented. On the first day, the questionnaires were presented to representatives of 8 municipalities and to potential „development partners“ from the civil and private sectors alike. During the second day, activities of practical exercise to fill out the mentioned questionnaires were conducted. The practical training of our partners from all municipalities of the Nisava District will be continued during the visits before the start of the surveys, which are planned to cover local governments, public institutions and the private sector.
Surveys of similar content have already started being implemented in the first three of the 13 faculties of the University of Nis. Their common purpose is to determine the level of supply and demand for skilled labor practices, which would later contribute to the development of innovative models for increasing the employability of students at University of Nis, in the territories of surrounding undeveloped municipalities (Svrljig, Gađžin Han, Doljevac, Merošina, Aleksinac and Ražanj).
The project itself is a part of „Support to the conduction of the Program of reforms in employment politics and increasing of employability among youth“. Financed by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, realized in cooperation with Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Issues, Ministry of Youth and Sports and Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of Republic of Serbia.