About the project

Roma Education Fund’s representative office in Serbia (REF Serbia) implemented since 2016 until 2018 the project “Employment Empowerment of Young Roma” funded by the German development cooperation implemented by KfW on behalf of the German Government – Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Since 2018, REF Serbia continued with the implementation of the project “Employment Empowerment of Young Roma – phase 2”, also funded by the German development cooperation implemented by KfW on behalf of the German Government – Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

This project provides practical support and effective mechanisms necessary to combat discrimination and to create conditions in which Roma can access quality education and labor market and, therefore, greater employment opportunities.

The project’s activities are divided into three components:

Component 1 – Secondary Scholarship and Mentorship Program

Component 2 – Employment Empowerment of Young Roma

Component 3 – Educational Reintegration of Young Roma Returnees