The DECIDE project has been implemented since January 2020 within the framework of German Development Cooperation in Serbia, as a continuation of the projects “Reform of Vocational Education and Training” and “Youth Employment Promotion“. The project is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia with the involvement of other partners in the implementation.
The project improves the vocational education system to make Serbian economy stronger and more competitive and to close the gap between education and labour market needs. The objective is to make the offer of qualification and labour market measures in selected municipalities more oriented on needs of young people and on needs of companies for adequately trained workers. By supporting youth to acquire relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes and find quality jobs, the project contributes to increasement of the employability of both students in formal education system and young, unemployed adults.
Activities are focused on supporting 6 selected secondary vocational schools, future regional centres of competence, to build their capacities and
- provide high-quality formal education, primarily dual
- provide high-quality non-formal trainings
- set up local dialogues on youth employment.
The experiences learnt are documented and will be integrated into the national education and youth employment policies.