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Serbia

Serbia in brief

Capital: Belgrade
Area: 88,361 km2
Population: 7,129,366

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Serbia is at present trying to cope with the economic and social legacy of the Miloševič era, the consequences of international sanctions and the damage to its infrastructure and industry that resulted during the NATO bombings in 1999. The country is gradually democratising once again. The inhabitants have regained their civil freedom, but are still troubled by high unemployment and corruption.

In the 90's, People in Need helped intensively with humanitarian interventions in the war-torn states of former Yugoslavia and thereafter during the renewal of these regions. This is why it also offers Serbia expert assistance in areas in which the Czech Republic has high-quality professionals.

People in Need has been working in Serbia since the beginning in the area of social services with an emphasis on supporting services for the mentally disabled. In the beginning, it focused on humanitarian aid, the goal of which was to ease the consequences of long-term economic problems in institutions. After alleviating critical situations, the organisation redirected its activities to long-term structural changes.

Transformation of the system of services for disabled persons

Within the effort of integration of persons with disabilities into society, People in Need supported the transformation of the residential institution for people with intellectual disabilities in Veliki Popovac. In cooperation with the Centre for Support of the Transformation, PIN arranged a set of educative workshops. During these workshops, the residential institution staff was provided with the information about the methods of individual planning and individual assistance service, as well as with the experience from transformation process in the Czech Republic. As the results of the workshops, the staff has mapped needs of 190 clients, and they have started to create the individual plans together with the clients. People in Need supported 20 people with intellectual disabilities who moved out of the residential institution, and began to use three newly established services in the community. The clients also joined the non-formal education; they had the possibility to choose from a variety of courses such as: literacy classes, a course for cleaning ladies, a course of handiwork, a course for the hairdressers’ assistants, etc. The newly gained knowledge helped them to find employment. Out of these 20 clients, seven of them have already got a job, and two of them are active as volunteers in the local community. People in Need put strong attention on supporting people who attempt to re-gain the legal capacity. In most cases people were deprived of the legal capacity while entering the residential institution, which means that they couldn’t decide about their own life at the time. Within the cooperation with the residential institution in Veliki Popovac, the documentary movie and methodical booklet were created and now help other residential institutions in Serbia as a handbook while establishing the independent living services.

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