European Union invests 3 mil EUR for social housing and active inclusion of vulnerable groups

March 15, 2022

The programme envisages sustainable housing solutions and active inclusion measures for people with disabilities, young people without parental care, women victims of domestic violence, and the Roma population

The European Union and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), through the "EU Support to Social Housing and Active Inclusion" (EU SHAI) programme, are announcing the Third open call to local self-governments to submit proposals for social housing and active inclusion projects.

The goal of this open call is to provide housing support for families in a sustainable and responsible way, through the construction of multi-family buildings and family houses, and the purchase, reconstruction, and adaptation of apartments and houses. Complementary active inclusion measures will be mandatory and they include support in the field of education, improvement of employability, employment and self-employment, and access to various social protection services.

The European Union is already allocating over 10 million euros for social housing projects active inclusion projects in LSGs throughout Serbia, and through this Open call, the EU is donating another 3 million euros. The application deadline is 15 April 2022, and all local self-government units that do not have active projects within the EU SHAI program have the right to participate.

All information about the Third Open Call and application documents are available on the Open Calls page of the Programme's website.

All interested self-government units will be able to get answers to questions about the Open call and the Programme during the online information session that will be held on 22 March 2022 at 11 a.m.

This Open call is announced within the program "European Union Support to Social Housing and Active Inclusion", for which the European Union has allocated 27 million euros. The programme is implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in partnership with the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs, and in cooperation with the Ministry of European Integration.