About the “CARE” project

The „CARE“ Project – „Contribution to Access of Refugees and IDPs to Rights and Employment Opportunities“ is a three-year program that is financed by the European Commission and implemented in four regional countries: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro. The project is realized by the following members of the Igman Initiative;

  • Center for Regionalism, Laze Teleckog 6/I, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia Coordinator
  • Forum of Tuzla citizens, Hadzi Bakirbega Tuzlića no. 1, 75000 Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Civic Committee for Human Rights, Selska cesta 112C, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
  • Initiative for Regional Cooperation, Novaka Miloševa bb, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro

THE OBJECTIVE of the CARE project is to contribute;

  • to the sustainability of the Regional Housing Program (RHP) and the
  • participation of the civil sector
  • to increase the access to the data of the Regional Housing Program and the quality of their analysis
  • to the improvement of the socio-economic status, access to rights and local integration of RHP end-beneficiaries

The main activities of the Project are;

  • Connecting and cooperation of key institutions of the Regional Housing
  • Program on a regional, national and local level
  • Connecting, involving and cooperating with civil society organisations whose work relates to areas that are relevant to the sustainment of the Regional Housing Program
  • Allocation of subgrants in the amount of 230,000 EUR to civil society organizations in all four countries, with the aim of providing end-users with access to rights, social-economic sustainability and their local integration.

These activities take place in cooperation with the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration (Serbia), the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees (B&H), the Central State office for Reconstruction and Housing (Croatia) and the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (Montenegro) The Pilot project – Social Innovations – Developing an inclusive business model in which RHP users are integrated in the domain of supply distributors, service providers or employees. Benefits of the Project are end-users of the RHP program. The activities of the Project will cover over 2.000 end users of the RHP program in all four countries.