Working in tandem with key ministries, including the Ministry for Construction, Transport, and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veterans, and Social Affairs, and the Ministry of European Integration, the program extends its reach to vulnerable groups, including the Roma community, disadvantaged women, youth in/leaving care, persons with disabilities, and others facing inadequate housing conditions.
The program focuses on empowering institutions, authorities, and organizations involved in housing and active inclusion services. This ensures effective and gender-responsive planning and implementation. A crucial aspect of the program is delivering sustainable housing solutions for the most vulnerable. This directly addresses the immediate needs of individuals and families in distress. Beyond housing, the program is committed to offering job, social, education, and health care services. These complementary measures contribute to a holistic approach to uplift those in need.
The EU SHAI program doesn’t stop at individual benefits. It extends its positive influence to national institutions, local self-governments, and social inclusion service providers in the public and civil society sectors. By aligning with international frameworks, the program contributes to Serbia meeting the European Union accession criteria under Chapters 19 and 23, addressing social inclusion and fundamental rights, respectively. It’s a powerful step towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The EU SHAI program is not just about addressing current challenges; it’s a commitment to building a future where everyone in Serbia has the opportunity to thrive. As the program unfolds, it stands as a testament to the EU’s dedication to supporting Serbia on its journey towards international standards and a more inclusive and dignified future for its citizens.