10 January 2022

Participation and Engagement

Youth participation means youth are involved in decision-making for their communities. Civic engagement is important for the development of civic values, social trust and strengthening of democratic values. UNICEF will invest in creating more demand for youth participation, including by the most vulnerable groups such as girls, Roma, and young…, Programme Area Goals, Our goal is to provide young people with participation platforms and increased capacities to amplify their voices and be connected, actively engaged and empowered, and productively participate in their communities and society. We aim to:  Increase youth participation by gathering evidence, developing youth participation standards and capacity…, CPD Target, Understanding the importance of raising awareness activities, UNICEF aims to increase the number of young people who would become civically engaged, build their participation skills and values, and take an active role in their communities.   Our goals are that:  By the end of 2025, 20,000 people are reached through U-Report and are able to share…, Challenge, Civic engagement is important for the development of civic values and social trust, and a key priority is supporting youth to set up their own agenda, promote it in their communities, and build confidence in their ability to influence society.  Youth participation is low is Serbia. According to the Survey of the Position and Needs of Young People…, Solution, UNICEF’s priority is to establish platforms that both enable online participation and are perceived as nationwide initiatives for offline engagement and volunteering opportunities. Together with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and other partners, we work to support youth engagement and active citizenship.  We aim to advocate for changes to youth…
10 January 2022

Skills Building

In the globalized world, soft skills are becoming more and more important for successful employment of young people, including skills such as ability to learn and adapt, listen and communicate effectively, think creatively, solve problems, work in teams, lead and follow supervision effectively. These skills are important both for the employers to…, Programme Area Goals, Programme area goals     With its partners, UNICEF works upon providing all adolescents and all young people in Serbia, including the most vulnerable and marginalized, with opportunities to develop and apply their skills to successfully transition to work. Our goals are to:  Provide young people with learning opportunities, personal empowerment,…, CPD Target, We aim to ensure that all young boys and girls and young people in Serbia, particularly the most vulnerable and marginalized, benefit from quality non-formal education and skills development opportunities, and are able to apply their skills and competencies to participate, contribute and realize their rights.  Our goal is that by 2025:   5,000…, Challenge, Serbia has one of the highest youth emigration levels in the Balkans and is ranked 137th out of 138 countries in the 2016 Global Competitiveness Index for its capacity to retain talent. This has a significant negative influence on the Serbian economy, as the estimated annual cost of the departure of young and educated people from Serbia abroad is…, Solution, UNICEF in partnership with the Government, civil society organizations, private sector entities and other stakeholders aims to address the issue of the skills mismatch. There is a need to equip young people with practical skills that are necessary in the 21st century, such as IT skills and soft skills including communication, teamwork, flexibility…