Programme: CBC SRB-BiH 2014-2020
Call for Proposals: 3rd
Contract No. 48-00-162/2021-28-6 signed on  March 27th 2023
Project Title: “One-stop-shop service for youth entrepreneurship and cross-border partnerships”
Specific objective of the Programme: SO 1.2. Fostering social and economic inclusion
Programmes’ result: Result inclusion 1.2.2. The employability and entrepreneurship abilities of vulnerable groups are improved through joint cross-border efforts including the promotion of sustainable social entrepreneurship
Project budget: Total contract amount (€): Contracted amount EU (€) and

% of total contract amount:

€  215,629.61 €  183,285.17

85.00 %

Beneficiaries of funds: Lead applicant: Co-applicants:

Centre for youth work, Novi Sad


Centre for youth education, Travnik

Tuzla Community Foundation Tuzla


Youth Association Sremska Mitrovica

Location of the action: SRB: BiH:
Sremski District: Sremska Mitrovica, Šid, Ruma; Tuzla, Lukovac i Zivinice
Target groups: A) 50 unemployed young man (40%) and woman (60%) aged from 18-30 from in SRB (25) and BIH (25) without competencies relevant to the market needs;

C) Representatives of local government and government institutions from SRB (5) & BIH (5). 

Commencement date and project duration: April 01st 2023, 18 months
Overall objective: To contribute to socio-economic development of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina cross-border area by increasing employment possibilities, mobility, and social inclusion of vulnerable youth
Specific objective(s) or project purpose: Fostering employability and social inclusion of vulnerable youth in SRB-BIH cross-border area by increasing their employment and entrepreneurship competencies through piloting and scaling innovative youth employability one-stop-shop service



Estimated results: 1) Service responding to local needs of youth employability is developed, evaluated and recognized as model of good practice by the local self-governments in cross-border area.

2) 50 vulnerable youth from SRB and BIH cross-border area gained entrepreneurial, transferable and financial competencies.

3) Developed up to 20 business ideas by 50 young people with mentorship support and 6 are selected for further development

Main activities

(in relation to the estimated results of the action):

1.1. Conducting the mapping study on the local needs in the cross-border area;

1.2. Developing one-stop-shop service based on cross-sector cooperation and Mapping study;

1.3. Evaluation of the service & recommendation for future implementation and sustainability;

 1.4. Organization of cross-border Round table aimed at advocacy for its recognition by local government in SRB & BIH;

2.1. Recruitment of vulnerable youth in cross-border area through youth work info campaigns;

2.2. Educational courses: A) Soft skills; B) Financial literacy C) Entrepreneurship.

3.1. Recruitment of mentors.

 3.2. Organization of 2 cross-border study visits in BIH and SRB;

3.3. Developing business ideas by young people with mentorship;

 3.4. Cross-border event “Elevator Pitch” aimed for promotion of successful business practices and competition for the best youth business ideas in SRB & BH;

3.5. Mentorship support for up to 6 selected best youth business ideas.