• Implementation period: 36 months (2017 – 2020)

    Geographical area: Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, Romania, Greece, Slovakia

    College of Agriculture and Food Production Prokuplje, Serbia
    Western Balkans Institute, Belgrade, Serbia
    UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO, Bosnia & Herzegovina
    UNIVERSITY IN BANJA LUKA, Bosnia & Herzegovina
    UNIVERSITY OF PRIMORSKA, Portorož, Slovenia

    Budget: 780,854.00 EUR
    About the project:
    Agriculture is ingrained in the community‘s history and plays an important economic and cultural role. This sector has influenced the development of the regions across Europe and is one of the key sectors of rural development. Agritourism has been seen core means to diversify the income of farmers. Many regions throughout the world have used their culinary and farm experiences to develop tourism products. The purpose of this project is to understand the opportunities provided by agritourism operations to the tourism sector in the region of Western Balkans.

    The approach to agritourism development and promotion is seen through:
    1. Enhancing cooperation of multi-sectoral actors at local level led by college HEIs in the field of tourism, agriculture, and management, 2 Regional Development Agencies in Serbia and 2 regional development agencies in Bosnia&Herzegovina and regional NGO;
    2. Increased agritourism professional/adults training courses offer (with focus on ICT-based courses)
    3. Increased teachers/other stakeholders training opportunities with reference to EU CAP and IPARD in Bosnia&Herzegovina and transversal competences in agritourism sector in both Serbia and B&H

    With assistance of reputable EU partners – Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia and Greece, major deliverables are prepared as:
    a. Situational Analysis: understanding of the agritourism sector and agritourist, review of local initiatives, courses, results of the stakeholder consultation, identification of product development and area potentials.
    b. Agritourism toolkits: in order to provide necessary information to farmers and other stakeholders seeking to become agritourism operators, project team will develop a website and introduce Moodle platform with pertinent information, professional course catalogue in agritourism topics and in transversal competences
    c. Boosting agritourism activities across the Western Balkans in mid term run bringing its landscapes closer to the EU

    Contact person: Mr. Marko Stojanović, e-m: marko.stojanovic(at)

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  • Project number: 2016-2-KA205

    Implementation period: 24 months (01 January 2017 – 31 December 2018)

    Geographical area: UK, Serbia, Finland, Italy, Malta

    The Metropolitan Manchester University, Manchester, UK
    Western Balkans Institute, Belgrade, Serbia
    KOPIN, San Gwann, Malta
    CESIE, Palermo, Italy
    Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland

    Budget: 278,526.00 EUR
    Funded by: ECORYS & British Council

    About the project:
    PAPYRUS project aims at providing youth workers working directly with migrants with necessary skills and practices to increase their intercultural competences. The project will be implemented in 3 transit countries (Italy, Serbia and Malta) and 2 destination countries (UK and Finland). In the scope of this project, the following activities will be carried out:
    • Investigating interactive Youth Worker Context Case Studies;
    • Holding innovative face to face and virtual training and generate peer-to-peer networks to enable the maximum number of youth workers (all types and from all sectors in Europe) to share and learn about working with refugees
    • Creating a methodology model for co-production of open resources around youth work best practice in Europe, which will provide a framework for future projects in this area
    • Creating innovative tools for youth workers and practitioners to enhance their capacity to deliver high quality youth work

    Contact person: Mr. Djordje Radoicic, e-m: djordje.radoicic(at)

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    Project number: 2015/371-931

    Implementation period: 22 months(18 December 2015 – 17  October 2017)

    Geographical area: Republic of Serbia (cities of Prokuplje, Bela Palanka and Knjaževac)



    • World Vision Osterreich, Vienna, Austria
    • Agroinvest Foundation Serbia, Belgrade
    • Western Balkans Institute, Belgrade (TUTORING PROGRAM)
    • Pteschool Teacher Education College ’’Mihailo Palov’’, Vrsac
    • Cultural-information Center ”Pralipe”, Pirot


    Budget: 216,770.08 EUR

    Funded by: The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia within the call for proposals: Support to the social inclusion of the most vulnerable groups, including Roma, through more diversified community-based social services, lot 2: Active inclusion initiatives for the Roma population


    About the project:

    RECI project enhances participation of Roma children in education.

    Overall objective: to contribute to the social inclusion of Roma, through more diversified community-based services for children and their families; to contribute to the reduction of unemployment and poverty among Roma.

    Specific objective: to increase participation and attainment of Roma children in early childhood education and care (ECEC) and elementary education (EE) and decrease of dropout rate in EE through the introduction of specific support measures and enhancement of child-oriented stakeholders’ cooperation.


    Fore more information do not hesitate to contact Mr. Djordje Radiocic at tutoring(at)




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    Final Report Approval Letter (EACEA 2017)

    Project evaluation report (2016)

    Project number: 544141

    Implementation period: 3 years (01 December 2013 – 30 November 2016)

    Geographical area: Republic of Serbia (cities of Vrsac, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Sremska Mitrovica and Krusevac)



    1. Preschool Teacher Training College ’’Mihailo Palov’’ Vrsac (VSVS) (coordinator)
    2. Preschool Teacher Training College Krusevac (VSVKS)
    3. College for Preschool Teacher Education in Novi Sad (VSVNS)
    4. Preschool Teacher Training College Sremska Mitrovica (VSSM)
    5. Western Balkans Institute (WEBIN) (before: Western Balkans Socio-Economic Center, WB-SEC)
    6. The Manchester Metropolitan University, UK (MMU)
    7. University of Maribor, Slovenia (UM)
    8. University of Baja, Hungary (EJF)


    Budget: 670,248 EUR

    Funded by: European Commission through TEMPUS Programme (6th CfP)


    About the project:

    TEACH project is to harmonize the vocational pre-school teaching studies in 4 vocational colleges in the Republic of Serbia.

    Specific objectives of this project refer to:

    a) harmonizing curricula through identifying the role model curricula and developing curricula harmonization plans

    b) implementing the harmonized curricula through accreditation and enrollment of students

    c) improving transversal skills of teachers through training of trainers (ToT sessions) and local spill-over training sessions

    d) improving teaching methodology and entrepreneurial competences of teachers through identifying learning outcomes and methods

    For more information please visit project website at


    Contact person: Mrs. Jelena Nastic-Stojanovic, e-m: jelena.nastic(at)

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  • Project number: 2015-1-MK01-KA204-002857

    Project details at Erasmus+ web portal:

    Implementation period: 2 years (15 October 2015 – 15 October 2017)

    Geographical area: FYR Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Estonia



    1. Open Civic University For Lifelong Learning Vanco Prke, Stip, FYR Macedonia (coordinator)
    2. Western Balkans Institute, Belgrade, Serbia
    3. University of East Sarajevo, East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    4. Kolegji ILIRIA, Pristina, Kosovo*
    6. UNIVERSITATEA ”1 DECEMBRIE 1918”, Alba Iulia, Romania
    7. UNIVERSITY OF CUKUROVA, Adana, Turkey
    10. EESTI MAAULIKOOL, Tartu, Estonia


    Budget: 194,826 EUR

    Funded by: European Commission through Erasmus Plus (Strategic Partnerships in Adult Education)


    About the project:

    This project is about improving LLL opportunities for adults in agriculture through preparing training material and organizing pilot training (webinars) in the field of English language (farming and agriculture specific vocabulary and business English) and modern agricultural methods of production and techniques.

    More to come soon…



    Contact person: Mr. Marko Stojanovic, e-m: marko.stojanovic(at)



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    Intermediate Report Approval Letter (EACEA, 2014).

    External Evaluation Report (2015)

    Project number: 530184

    Implementation period: 3 years (15 October 2012 – 14 October 2015)


    Geographical area:

    • Republic of Serbia (cities of Prokuplje, Belgrade, Bačka Topola, Šabac, Požarevac, Vranje and Kruševac)
    • Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (cities of Mostar, Banja Luka, East Sarajevo)



    1. College of Agriculture and Food Production Prokuplje (VPPŠ) (coordinator)
    2. Vocational College of Agriculture Šabac (VPSSA)
    3. Technical College in Vranje (VSVR)
    4. Technical College of Vocational Studies Požarevac (VTSPO)
    5. Faculty of Biofarming Megatrend University (FBF)
    6. Western Balkans Institute (WEBIN) (before: Western Balkans Socio-Economic Center, WB-SEC)
    7. Institute of Forage Crops Kruševac (IKB)
    8. Institut for Animal Husbandry Zemun (IAH)
    9. Agro-Mediterranean Faculty Džemal Bijedić University Mostar (DBU)
    10. Faculty of Agriculture University of East Sarajevo (UES)
    11. Faculty of Agriculture University of Banja Luka (UNIBL)
    12. Agricultural Institute of Republika Srpska (AIRS)
    13. Agricultural University of Athens (AUA)
    14. Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra (SUA)
    15. University of Szeged (USZ)


    Budget: 562,820.00 EUR

    Funded by: European Commission through TEMPUS Programme


    About the project:

    AGRIVOC project is to reform the vocational studies in agriculture and food technology in 8 institutions of higher education in the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. All project activities are divided into 8 work packages in line with the rules of TEMPUS program.

    Why this project? Our higher education vocational schools lack practice and apprenticeship programs. Students of higher education vocational schools are not well enough prepared for entering the labor market nor are they equipped with applicable knowledge and understanding on the way business processes are being carried out. AGRIVOC project will enable the students coming from the higher vocational studies to gain more practical wok experience during the course of studies and prepare well for the labor market through practice organized in the farms and laboratories rather than merely through exercises performed in the classroom.

    Project consists of three key components:

    a) Curriculum reform (shifts in the number of study courses, alternations in status of mandatory and electives courses, etc.)

    b) Improving teaching methodology and entrepreneurial learning (introducing interactive methods in delivering tutorials, education conducive to entrepreneurship, developing entrepreneurial competences and way of thinking)

    c) Introduction of practice and establishment of training centers

    For more information do not hesitate to contact Mr. Marko Stojanović, WEBIN project representative at marko.stojanovic(at) or go to project web site:


    Role of WEBIN:

    • coordinator of work package 5: ’’Dissemination of project results’’
    • responsible for carrying out needs assessment survey on the improvement of teaching methodology and entrepreneurial learning
    • support in coordination and management


    Contact person: Mr. Marko STOJANOVIC, e-m: marko.stojanovic(at)


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  • YOUPA Final Report Approval Letter (EACEA 2015)

    Project number: 2013-5242

    Implementation period: 6 months (03 March – 29 August 2014)

    Geographical area: Republic of Serbia



    • Western Balkans Institute (WEBIN), Belgrade, Serbia (coordinator)
    • National Youth Council of Serbia (KOMS), Belgrade, Serbia
    • Croatian Youth Network / National Youth Council of  Croatia (MMH), Zagreb, Croatia
    • National Youth Council of  Slovenia (MSS), Ljubljana Slovenia
    • Coalition of Youth Organizations SEGA / National Youth Council of  Macedonia (SEGA), Prilep, FYROM
    • Centre for Civic Education (CCE), Podgorica, Montenegro


    Budget: 23,793.60 EUR

    Funded by: European Commission through YOUTH IN ACTION Programme

    About the project:

    The project sets in motion 48 youth activists from 2 EU member states (Croatia and Slovenia) and 3 EU candidate countries (Serbia, Montenegro, FYROM), who will take part in a 9-day training course on the contributions to national youth reports – monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the EU Youth Strategy in their countries. The objective of the project is to increase capacities and knowledge of National Youth Councils from EU member and candidate countries to participate in policy-making i.e. National Youth Report drafting process. The training course will cover all strategic youth policy fields (education and training, employment and entrepreneurship, health and well-being, participation, voluntary activities, social inclusion, youth and the world, creativity and culture) and will be methodologically delivered by means of: cooperation between Member States and candidate countries through mutual learning, knowledge transfer, dissemination of results and progress reporting, promoting learning from good practice and exchange of information on youth policy priorities and actions. Furthermore, the training course will be focused on exchanging experiences regarding structured dialogue – involving young people in continuous joint reflection on priorities, policy implementation and follow-up evaluation, and promotion of evidence-based youth policy making. The applicant organization has a hosting role within this project. The project duration period is 6 months including preparatory phase, implementation of the activity and evaluation phase with reflection on a follow up.


    Contact person: Ms. Jelena BUBANJA, e-m: jelena.bubanja(at)

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    Project number: SRB100-13-GR-304 

    Implementation period: 1 year (13 May 2013 – 12 May 2014)

    Geographical coverage: Republic of Serbia (cities of Vranje, Aleksinac and Raška)

    Budget: 21,777.00 US$

    Funded by: Embassy of USA in the Republic of Serbia

    About the project:

    The overall goal of this project is to contribute to decreasing of early school leaving with focus on the particularly vulnerable, migrant and poor Southern Serbian communities in the cities of Vranje, Aleksinac and Raška through piloting the dropout prevention model of TUTORING SERBIA programme.

    In addition, the project will contribute to:

    1. Fostering of local public private partnerships in Aleksinac, Vranje and Raška attested by the signed Memos on Cooperation and clearly assigned partners roles in tackling drop-out
    2. Increasing the level of importance, understanding and awareness of the early school leaving issue attested by the participation in partners discussions, schools and community changes of perception and cooperation initiative, attendance at project conferences, dissemination and multiplier effects that the process is expected to have and present in the form of a Handbook.
    3. Social experimentation, i.e. successful implementation of the tutoring initiative model in 3 schools measured by:


    – Better achievement in specific subject/s, comprehensive knowledge increased
    – Reduced number of skipping/avoiding school classes
    – Better relationships formed with peers, being part of peer network, active participation in peer events and public life
    – Positive feedback from parents, participating in projects meetings, recognizing program as supportive and effective
    – Network parents – school – local institutions created for information sharing and joint action planning in reduction of dropout rate
    – Youth friendly school teachers, minority and gender sensitive, open minded


    The project has 2 phases:

    1. establishing of the local PPPs (local authoritiy, schools, youth office, center for social work, youth NGOs, parents associations, etc.) that will have responsibility of implementing the TUTORING SERBIA programme in their local communities

    2. Implementation of the programme – work of tutors with children, supervision of tutors and professional support to tutors


    In the period May-June 2014 the evaluation of project achievements will be carried out in 3 communities.

    Contact person for this project is Ms. Jelena Bubanja: jelena.bubanja(at)

    For more information on latest developments on the project do not hesitate to visit web page of TUTORING SRBIJA here.


    Contact person: Ms. Jelena BUBANJA, e-m: jelena.bubanja(at)

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    Implementation period: 1 year (01 October 2012 – 30 September 2013)

    Geographical area: Republic of Serbia (Aleksandrovac, Knjaževac and Prijepolje)


    1. Consumers’ Center of Serbia (lead)
    2. Western Balkans Institute (partner)


    Budget: 1,701,046.00 RSD

    Funded by: Open Society Foundation Serbia

    Role of WEBIN:

    •  Facilitation of workshops with founding members of 3 new organizations in Aleksandrovac, Knjaževac and Prijepolje
    • Facilitation of consultative meetings with local authorities

    For more information about the project do not hesitate to contact Ms. Marija Vida, CEPS project manager at marija.vida(at) or visit project web page (available only in Serbian) at:

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