EU PRO Programme funded by the European Union and the Republic of Serbia
  • Republic of Serbia

What we do

Strengthening social inclusion and social cohesion

EU strives for social inclusion of the most vulnerable and marginalised groups through the improved access to employment, offering equal opportunities to both men and women.

EU PRO contributes to this goal through financing individual projects that contribute to social inclusion and cohesion in Serbia but also through supporting local self-governments to develop local social infrastructure and improve access to basic services for its citizens.

During May and June 2018, a public call for proposals for local infrastructure projects worth 4.5 million Euros financed by the European Union (EU) was conducted by the Programme. In September 2018, the Programme Steering Committee approved 37 projects[1] that aim to improve conditions in sports and cultural facilities, schools and kindergartens, health and social care institutions, while some will significantly improve communal infrastructure. Details of the public call, the selection process and the selected projects can be found here.

In addition, in April 2019, the EU PRO Steering Committee approved the results of the Public Call for Proposals for Fostering Social Cohesion in Multi-ethnic Municipalities, which was held from September to October 2018:

22 projects[2] worth 383,913 Euros will be implemented by the civil society organisations and local self-governments jointly or independently with the aim of reducing inequality and discrimination, promoting inter-ethnic understanding and providing equal opportunities for all individuals in these communities. Details of the public call, the selection process and the selected projects can be found here.


[1] The projects will be implemented in the following local self-governments: Aleksinac, Babušnica, Batočina, Bela Palanka, Boljevac, Bosilegrad, Bujanovac, Čajetina, Dimitrovgrad, Doljevac, Golubac, Knjaževac, Kragujevac, Kraljevo, Kučevo, Kuršumlija, Leskovac, Ljubovija, Merošina, Požega, Priboj, Prijepolje, Prokuplje, Raška, Rekovac, Sjenica, Smederevo, Surdulica, Svilajnac, Šabac, Trgovište, Užice, Valjevo, Velika Plana, Vladičin Han, Žabari, Žagubica.

[2] The projects will be implemented in the following 18 local self-governments: Babušnica, Bela Palanka, Bojnik, Bor, Bujanovac, Dimitrovgrad, Lebane, Leskovac, Novi Pazar, Požarevac, Preševo, Priboj, Prijepolje, Sjenica, Surdulica, Tutin, Vladičin Han and Vranje