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Call: Further reforms of social and child protection

Programme
IPA Sectoral Programme Montenegro
Type of Fund Structural Funds
Description of programme
"IPA Sectoral Programme Montenegro"

Education, employment and social policy are three areas that contain the key elements necessary to achieve sustainable, smart and inclusive growth in Montenegro. These areas are significantly interconnected and interventions, especially reforms, in these fields need to be implemented in parallel . In this way, they will have a deep impact not only on the Montenegrin labour market, but also on the achievements in overall economy, in line with the Economic Reform Programme (ERP) and the Employment and Social Policy Reform Programme (ESRP).

This Sectoral Operational Programme (SOP) will contribute to implementation of the ESRP which has been adopted by the Government on 26 June 2015. It will support participation in the labour market and  improve opportunities for vulnerable groups in society through the implementation of social inclusion policies and will address the mismatch between the skills demanded in the labour market and those offered by the education and training system. Thus the Sectoral Operational Programme will contribute to the increase in the employment rate of the Montenegrin population aged 15–64 from 47.4% (2013) to 53% -56% (2020) and strengthen the cooperation between labour market and educational institutions.

It is important to point out that the issue of social inclusion of Roma and Egyptian (RE) population will be covered through activities within all three actions foreseen in the SOP.

Link http://www.mvpei.gov.me/en/ministry
Description of programme
"Improving Social Inclusion and Social and Child Protection System"

The aim of this action is to improve social inclusion and social and child protection through the implementation of the reform of social and child protection system, improving the quality of social services, with an emphasis on services at the local level, as well as inclusion of members of marginalised groups into the community, with a focus on Roma & Egyptian (RE) population.

Specific objective:
Action “Improving Social Inclusion and Social and Child Protection System “aims at:

  • Improvement of administrative capacities for the implementation of further reforms of social and child protection ;
  • Development and provision of social and child protection services at local level;
  • Inclusion of RE population into the community, especially in terms of greater participation in public life, a higher level of education in relation to marriage, domestic violence, forced marriage and other specific features of the RE population.

Within this Action, three activities are planned to be implemented. Firstly, implementation of a set of activities aiming to improve the administrative capacities for further reforms of the social and child protection system (with particular emphasis on recently established or modernized institutions).

Second set of activities will target providers of social and child protection services at the local level in the process of deinstitutionalization of social and child protection services.
Third set of activities will be activities aiming at the integration of members of marginalised groups (especially RE population) in society/community activities.

Call
Further reforms of social and child protection
Description of call
"Further reforms of social and child protection"

Specific objective of this activity is to improve the administrative capacities for implementation of further reforms of social and child protection in the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Agency for Social and Child Protection, the Social Inspection, Centres for Social Work and local government bodies.

Activities to be implemented will target the improvement of the administrative capacities for implementation of further reforms of social and child protection in the newly established bodies: Division for development of social services, the Social Inspection and the Agency for Social and Child Protection.

In addition, the strengthening of preventive work of the social work centres and their cooperation with the relevant sectors and establishing of services for prevention of institutionalization will ensure the sustainability of deinstitutionalization process, i.e. reduction of number of beneficiaries in social and child protection institutions, as well as the development of services at the local level (such as day care centres, small group communities, supported housing).

There is also a need for further strengthening of administrative capacities of the bodies at the local level for the continuous identification of beneficiaries’ needs, establishment of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms of local plans for improvement of social inclusion, informing the beneficiaries, as well as service providers in order to be in line with the standards defined in the legislative framework in this field.

Thematic Focus Education, Equal Rights, Capacity Building, Youth, People with Disabilities, Security, Social affairs
Funding area Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Select Origin of Applicant Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, NGO / NPO, National Government, Association, Public Services, Other
Applicant details

Beneficiaries:

 

  • Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare;
  • Agency for Social and Child Protection;
  • Social Inspection;
  • Centers for Social Work;
  • Local government authorities;
  • Service providers;
  • Other relevant actors
Recurring Call unknown
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details

The EU co-financing rate is 85% of the eligible project costs.

Submission

Aleksandar Andrija Pejović
State Secretary, National IPA Coordinator
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration
Stanka Dragojevica, 2
Podgorica
Tel: +382-20-225568
Fax: +382-20-225591
Email: aleksandar.pejovic@mfa.gov.me 

Contact Details

Aleksandar Andrija Pejović
State Secretary, National IPA Coordinator
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration
Stanka Dragojevica, 2
Podgorica
Tel: +382-20-225568
Fax: +382-20-225591
Email: aleksandar.pejovic@mfa.gov.me 


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