Social Entrepreneurship

Implementation of social entrepreneurship is essential for the development of national economy and it directly contributes to a socioeconomic integration of marginalized groups. Projects are focused on education, promotion and media campaigns, alongside other activities that enable the implementation of good practices and examples.

Strengthening disability people’s organizations through social entrepreneurship

Strengthening disability people’s organizations through social entrepreneurship

Donor: Ministry of labour, employment and social policy

Lead applicant: Youth with Disabilities Forum

Duration: April 2014 – January 2015

The intent of this project is to develop support and provide adequate training and mentoring in developing business plans for organizations of persons with disabilities in the establishment of social enterprises/social entrepreneurial activities, which will directly contribute to sustainable business development.

Support greater independence for people with disabilities through social entrepreneurship

Support greater independence for people with disabilities through social entrepreneurship

Donor: Ministry of labour, employment and social policy

Lead applicant: Youth with Disabilities Forum

Partner: Association CBA

Duration: May 2013 – February 2014

Increasing social and economic inclusion of people with disabilities, through the implementation of support services for social entrepreneurship implementation and creating network of social enterprises with the private sector and relevant institutions.

For a Greater Self-sustainability of Persons with Disabilities through Social Entrepreneurship

Program Title: For a Greater Self-sustainability of Persons with Disabilities through Social Entrepreneurship

Donor: Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Affairs

Lead Applicant: Youth with Disabilities Forum

Partner: Capacity Building Association

Duration: May 2013 – February 2012

The project was designed in order to contribute to a greater level of self-sustainability, and to a better and improved social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities through the implementation of various support services made for the practical application of social entrepreneurship, as well as to a more effective engagement of local governments and business sectors.

Social Entrepreneurship Platform

Program Title: Social Entrepreneurship Platform

Donor: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade

Lead Applicant: Youth with Disabilities Forum

Duration: June 2012 – February 2013.

The goal of the project is to contribute to the implementation of the new national employment policy through the creation of a Social Entrepreneurship Platform (SEP). SEP represents a key mechanism for the advancement of self-employment instruments of persons with disabilities, alongside a more effective engagement of local governments and business sectors. The platform represents a sustainable model that enables further development of social entrepreneurship and successfully identifies central issues critically important for a for long-term employment prospects for all marginalized groups.

Persons with Disabilities and Social Entrepreneurship

Program Title: Persons with Disabilities and Social Entrepreneurship

Donor: Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Affairs

Lead Applicant: Youth with Disabilities Forum

Duration: June 2011 – March 2012.

The project was designed in order to contribute to a better and improved social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities through the implementation of various training programs made for the practical application of social entrepreneurship.

Social Entrepreneurship of Persons with Disabilities

Program Title: Social Entrepreneurship of Persons with Disabilities

Donor: Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Affairs

Lead Applicant: Youth with Disabilities Forum

Partner: Bureau for Social Research

Duration: January 2007 – September 2007.

Examination and reporting of the current normative and factual situation on social entrepreneurship were some of the main tasks of the project. Alongside, the project dealt with the existing potentials for social entrepreneurship of marginalized groups, and assessed the possibilities for social entrepreneurship within numerous organizations of persons with disabilities and private enterprises in five districts throughout Serbia. The overall goal of social entrepreneurship project was to enable the members of these organizations to take part in specific research activities, and help them apply their knowledge in practical and solid research.