Improved Youth Employment Policies in Serbia

Under the lead of the SIPRU, E2E facilitates the policy dialogue between key national stakeholders and thus contributes to the implementation of the Employment and Social Reform Program (ESRP).

By testing innovative models at the local level, the E2E advocates changes in the policy framework which enables an inclusive and sustainable position of youth on the labor market.

For more information on SIPRU-lead E2E activities please consult SIPRU web site

Modern Work-based Learning Opportunities for Youth

Through IP Consult and five local partners, E2E creates new opportunities for young people in Novi Pazar, Knjaževac, Pirot, Kruševac and Kragujevac to learn skills that are required on the local labor market.
E2E promotes modern training in companies, career counselling and other labor market measures (provision of labor market information, job search and traineeship placement assistance) to increase chances for young people to start their career successfully.

What is Work-based Learning in E2E?

Training/ traineeship accompanied by in-company mentors

Not necessarily related to the educational background of trainee

Short-term, training program most frequently limited to six months

Potentially involves financial compensation

Can be an active labor market measure or a program on the labor market

E2E Government Partners: Policy Dialogue on Youth Employment

E2E is a part of a wider program of employment and social policy reforms, focused on employment policies and increase of youth employability, supported by the Swiss Government through its Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

E2E contributes to development of youth employment policies and legislation in Serbia through cooperation with the relevant ministries of the Government of Serbia:

  • the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development
  • Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs
  • Ministry of Youth and Sports
  • Public Policy Secretariat