Cross-cutting Issues

The German-Serbian Initiative for Sustainable Growth and Employment

The German-Serbian Initiative for Sustainable Growth and Employment brings together German-Serbian development cooperation projects. The Initiative unifies and prepares future measures and priorities in the three main fields of action: sustainable economic development, good governance and the green sector of German development cooperation. Taking this into account, the Initiative aims at strengthening the structural and legal framework, employability as well as the development of the private sector – all this having in mind also the social dimension of sustainability. The German-Serbian Initiative for Sustainable Growth and Employment follows an integrative approach and supports the introduction of new concepts and innovative ideas.

Roma population in Serbia supported by German Development Cooperation

Social inclusion as a main goal

Social inclusion as a main goal

One important goal of German-Serbian cooperation is the inclusion of vulnerable groups and the Roma population into Serbian society.

Members of the Roma population in Serbia often live on the margins of society and face many challenges accessing the labour market and other domains of social life. Our joint goals:

One important goal of German-Serbian cooperation is the inclusion of vulnerable groups and the Roma population into Serbian society.

Members of the Roma population in Serbia often live on the margins of society and face many challenges accessing the labour market and other domains of social life. Our joint goals:

  • To improve THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS OF THE ROMA MINORITY IN SERBIA
  • To enable FULL ENJOYMENT OF MINORITY RIGHTS
  • To eliminate DISCRIMINATION
  • To include all members of the ROMA POPULATION IN ALL SEGMENTS OF SOCIETY

Regional Cooperation

Apart from bilateral projects, the German government also supports regional cooperation between Serbia and other countries from the Western Balkans. Regional cooperation enables the participating countries to share knowledge and experiences with regard to comparable, but specific problems. It provides a platform for regional exchange and strengthens regional cooperation as foreseen in the Berlin Process. Regional cooperation projects ultimately facilitate the EU accession for all Western Balkan countries.