Promoting the employability of young people


on geographically isolated / remote islands

DESA-Dubrovnik implements this project within the program “Support for programs of civil society organizations in the field of advocacy and motivation for socially excluded groups” within the EU Operational Programme for Human Resources Development, financed by the EU and the Office for Cooperation with NGOs .

Through the implementation of project activities in the next 12 months at the local level will be a strengthened social capital by creating support networks, will be encouraged the employment of young persons with disabilities, and will be advocated for the inclusion of vulnerable groups in decision-making processes as well as promoted the social inclusion of these groups.

Through the implementation of planned activities, the emphasis will be placed on the creation of an informal coalition, in the first phase consisting of associations working in the relevant islands and various institutions within the education sector (as associate members of the informal coalition).

Deša’s partners in project implementation: SVIMA – Association for the Development of Civil Society organizations, Association for the sustainable development of the island of Rava, Crafts College in Zagreb and Electromechanical engineering school in Varazdin. Project activities will be implemented in the areas oft he counties: Dubrovnik-Neretva, Split – Dalmatia and Zadar, and on the islands of Korčula, Mljet, Vis and Rava.

National Foundation for Development of Civil Society and Government Office for Associations are responsible for the monitoring of implementation of this project.