The objectives of the new Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027 are in line with and directly contribute to the achievement of the priorities and objectives defined through the following documents:
- European Union Youth Strategy 2019-2027
- European Youth Participation Strategy
- Erasmus+ Inclusion and Diversity Strategy
- Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027
- European Green Deal Communication
- European Training Strategy in the Field of Youth
- A Competence model for Youth Workers to work internationally
- United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This document defines long-term general and specific goals important for the position of young people in Serbia, as well as measures for their realization, while presenting an overview of the current situation in relation to the given goals. The strategy harmonizes the national youth policy with the European youth policy framework and relevant international documents in this area. Issues of youth mobility, availability of international cooperation programmes, harmonization with international standards of importance for work with young people, etc. form the essence of most of the general and specific goals of the Strategy.
The AP should help all bodies, organizations, institutions and individuals, as well as all other stakeholders, to realize the goals of the NYS. In accordance with that, the AP precisely defines the roles, responsibilities of the bearers of implementation, as well as the institutional mechanisms that should enable the desired results to be achieved and the general strategic goals of the NYS to be achieved.
This law regulates measures and activities undertaken by the Republic of Serbia, the Autonomous Province and local self-government units, which aim to improve the social position of young people and create conditions for meeting the needs and interests of young people in all areas of interest to young people. The aim of the law is to create conditions for supporting young people in organizing, social action, development and realizing the potential for personal and social well-being.
This law regulates the basic concepts related to volunteering, the principles of volunteering, the volunteering contract, the rights and obligations of volunteers and volunteering organizers, as well as the supervision over the application of this law.
Foundation Tempus – organization responsible for the implementation of the Erasmus + program in the field of education, training, youth and sport in Serbia.
Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Serbia – operates through three sectors, one of which is the Youth Sector. Among other things, it aims at systematic monitoring of the situation, problems, needs and attitudes of young people in the Republic of Serbia; informing young people about various competitions and opportunities for volunteer work; capacity building of youth organizations; encouraging and achieving international cooperation related to youth, etc.
Organisations and institutions accredited for volunteering projects (ex EVS)
– all organizations that have successfully gone through the accreditation process to send and receive EVS volunteers.
National Youth Council is a body of the Government of the Republic of Serbia whose task is to encourage and coordinate activities related to the development, implementation and enforcement of youth policy and propose measures to improve youth policy in Serbia.
NAPOR – National Association of Youth Work Practitioners is a professional and representative association of associations whose mission is to create and develop conditions that seek to ensure the quality and recognition of youth work. The desired goal is to develop the potential of young people and youth workers, who contribute to the well-being of the local community and society.
Serbia National Youth Umbrella Organisation (KOMS) is an association of associations that currently brings together 92 member organizations (youth organizations and for young people) from the entire territory of the Republic of Serbia.
National Youth Offices Association is an umbrella association of cities and municipalities from the territory of the Republic of Serbia which have established the Office for Youth and which are actively working on the development of local youth policy. It was established with the aim of ensuring the quality of youth policy at the local level.
The most important publications related to the youth component of the Erasmus+ programme are available here:
- Erasmus+ Programme Guide
- Hopscotch to Quality in EVS 2.0 PLUS
- “Cherry on the cake” -Advice for quality planning of Youth Exchanges
- Cooperation with Neighbouring Partner Countries under Erasmus+: Youth in Action, Statistical Analysis
- On Track – Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations
- Inclusion A to Z – An compass to international Inclusion projects
- Young People and Extremism Resource Packs
- Growing Inclusion and Participation
- Youthpass Unfolded
- Youthpass – Time To Show Off
- Promotional brochure Erasmus+: Youth in Action in cooperation with the Western Balkans
- Value the Difference Resource Pack
- Guide for experts on quality assessment for Erasmus+ centralised actions
- SALTO’s Inclusion for ALL youth work booklets
If you want to find a partner organisation from Serbia to join your Erasmus+ project, initiative or a programme in the field of youth, below are some usefull resources:
OTLAS Salto partner finding tool – partner finding platform with more than 170 organisations from Serbia;
European Youth Portal – more than 35 organisations from Serbia holding European Solidarity Corps Quality label;
Youth Wiki Serbia – Europe encyclopaedia of National Youth Policies includes information on national youth policy in Serbia.