Social Inclusion


In the Social Inclusion area, the Programme works on improving capacities of local self-governments and relevant local actors for the development of social inclusion and social protection policies, ensuring a more accountable and integrated local system of measures and services, which results in a better response to the needs of left behind groups.

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INCREASING THE AVAILABILITY OF SOCIAL PROTECTION SERVICES

Through technical assistance and financial support for the establishment of improved and new services, the Programme ensures better access to social protection services and realisation of the rights defined by the Law on Social Protection, under equal conditions, for more than 8,000 users from left behind groups.

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JOINING FORCES

The Programme strengthens the cooperation of the civil sector and local institutions in a joint response to the needs of the community and contributes to a greater efficiency in providing support to those who need it most, and thus to their better quality of life.

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EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES TO PRESERVE FAMILIES

In order to support the child's development in a family environment instead of within an institution, the Programme improves local capacities for the provision of social services aimed at children and families, and supports early interventions for children with developmental disabilities.

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SUPPORTING INTERGENERATIONAL COOPERATION

Through the analysis of needs, development of new local policies, establishment of measures for intergenerational cooperation and digital literacy of the older people, the Programme strengthens the capacities of local actors to improve the quality of life of older people and youth.

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SUPPORTING INFORMAL WASTE PICKERS

The Programme will support more than 2,000 informal waste pickers, whose income is affected by the construction of regional recycling centres within the "Solid Waste Management" project, which is co-financed by the European Bank  for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the French Development Agency (AFD). In addition to support for the legalisation of status on the labour market and the acquisition of skills for better employability, local self-governments will also be empowered to develop and implement policies and measures aimed at ensuring sustainable income and a better economic position for waste pickers.

EXPECTED RESULTS


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LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENTS

will improve capacities for development and implementation of social protection policies and services

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20

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS

will strengthen capacities to provide integrated services for vulnerable groups

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16

LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENTS

will contribute to the deinstitutionalisation process through services for children and families

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12

LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENTS

will strengthen capacities for improving the lives of the elderly and youth through intergenerational cooperation