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Objective

General objective:

Improving the quality of life for the inhabitants of Timis county and Severno-Banatski district by enhancing the capacities of local public institutions and local NGOs in identifying and answering the specific needs of the inhabitants (especially young people).

Target groups:

Youth, Public institutions and NGO-s from Romania and Serbia

Specific objectives

Ensure share of good practices and promote pilot actions addressed to offering opportunities to young people, in order to prevent and reduce criminality among youngsters through employment, education and activation opportunities and integrated services at the local level

  • 8 types of activities designed for capacity building of public institutions and NGOs as in the cross-border region, in answering the specific needs of the inhabitants (joint experience exchanges, joint work-shops, joint camps, creation and functioning of local consulting groups, joint strategy on social cohesion, opening (in Serbia) and development (in Romania) of the info-centers, local campaigns promoting the info-centers, publishing the Good Practice Guide resulted from the exchanges)

Results

  • 2 Experience exchange modules between police departments and other relevant public services
  • 4 Joint Workshops on promoting opportunities for youth,
  • 1 Peer review to local consulting groups for the promotion of good practices in integrated services in employment, education and service policies
  • 4 Info centers for youth opened in Serbian schools – 12 volunteers involved
  • 10 Info centers developed in schools from Timis county – 30 volunteers involved
  • 2 Local campaigns for dissemination of information about the activity of the info-centers

Enhancing the capacities of local public institutions and NGOs in identifying and addressing services for the local population in order to promote and improve social and professional inclusion of youngsters (in particular youth at risk)

  • 3 small grants implemented through partners in CB region
  • 2 local consulting groups established to promoting integrated services in employment, education and service policies with overall 10 members with 12 meetings in each of the countries
  • 1 Joint cross-border strategy ellaborated

Creating a professional development context for specialists from both sides of the Romanian-Serbian border through experience exchanges and joint activities (workshops, seminars) in order to improve their abilities in working with vulnerable categories (in particular youth at risk) through integrated services at the local level

Beneficiars

  • 46 beneficiaries (police and other relevant public institutions representatives) participating in experience exchanges
  • 16 beneficiaries (NGO and public institutions representatives) involved in joint work-shops
  • 16 members of the local consultative groups involved in elaborating the Joint Cross-border strategy on social cohesion and social inclusion