Association of Business Women in Serbia

Programme nameCBCP RS-MK 2016 – 2020
Call for proposalsSecond call for proposals, EuropeAid/173818/ID/ACT/Multi
Contract number and date of signing48-00-00164/2021-28-9 signed on 29.09.2023
Name of the projectBridging the gender and age gap on the labour market through capacity building and promotion of new job opportunities in cross border region - CBC job gender and age equalizer
Thematic priority of the ProgrammeTP 1: Promoting employment, labour mobility and social and cultural inclusion across the border.
Specific objective of the ProgrammeSpecific objective 1.1: Skills improvement and creation of employment opportunities in perspective sectors
Project budgetTotal value of the project in €
"EU contribution in € including percentage
145.290,44 (85%)"
Grant beneficiariesLead applicant

Association of Business Women in Serbia


1. Foundation for Management and Industrial Research
2. Association of Business Women Vranje
3. Citizens Association Pravedni i Profesionalni
Project territoryRepublic of North Macedonia: Skopje region: Municipalities of Butel and Gjorce Petrov
Republic of Serbia: Pchinja district: City of Vranje with two city municipalities: Vranje and Vrnjska Banja, Municipality of Vladicin Han and Municipality of Trgoviste
Project target groupsUnemployed women;
Unemployed young people up to the age of 35;
Unemployed vulnerable groups of women with no prior registered relevant working experience according to their education.
Project duration30.09.2023 – 29.03.2025, 18 months
Project intervention logicThe overall objective: Increased participation of women, young people and vulnerable groups of women in the labour market by introducing innovative pilot support measures.
SO1 Upskilled women, young people and vulnerable groups of women and enhanced opportunities for their (self) employment in the well-paid, male dominated sectors;
SO2 Established partnerships for replication and scaling up of the pilot support measures;
SO3 Increased visibility and awareness in the local communities on the benefits from the piloted measures.
Expected results:
Output 1 (O1)/SO1- 240 Women, young people and vulnerable groups of women educated on gender stereotypes and tools to change their mind-set and access more to male dominated occupations & range of occupations in three most attractive, male dominated sectors with good employment opportunities: ICT, metal production and construction;
Output 2 (O2)/SO1 – 40 women, young people and vulnerable groups of women involved in the practical work offered by employers based on ‘’learning by doing’’ approach;
Output 3 (O3)/SO2 – At least 10 signed MoUs with employers and municipalities on cooperation in providing employing opportunities and further development of skills for involved targeted groups;
Output 4 (O4)/SO3 - 5000 people reached through video clips/podcasts on the promotion of the role models and good practiced of women employed in male dominated sectors;
Output 5 (O5)/SO3 – 2 Policy briefs created on economic and social benefits of women employment in traditional male occupations;
Output 6 (O6)/SO3 – CBC platform for cooperation and exchange established.
Main activitiesActivity 1 (A1)/O1 – Organising Training about gender stereotypes;
Activity 2 (A2)/O1 – Organising Training about occupations in male dominated sectors including ICT, metal processing and construction;
Activity 3 (A3)/O2 – Implementing field visit to employers;
Activity 4 (A4)/O2 – Organising Mentoring Program;
Activity 5 (A5)/O3 - Establishing private-public partnerships;
Activity 6 (A6)/O4 -Raising awareness campaign against gender stereotypes;
Activity 7 (A7)/O5 – Creating policy recommendations documents
Activity 8 (A8)/O6 – Organising Visibility and cross-border networking.

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