Support to the integration of returnees

Public Call for potential beneficiaries interested in receiving support to start their own business or develop the existing one

May 17, 2023
Sanja Knežević/UNDP Euroasia

Belgrade, 15 May 2023 – With the financial support by the European Union, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) issues the Public Call involving support in staring one’s own business or developing the existing one, which would contribute to integration of the returnees under the Readmission Agreement, especially those belonging to Roma population.  The support will also be provided to members of other vulnerable or less employable groups on the territories of the cities of Novi Sad and Valjevo, and Municipality of Bujanovac. 

The Public Call is open for two types of support:

a) Support to beneficiaries of the Project in starting their own business, including a training for starting one’s own business and a training for development of business plans;  

b) Support in improving already existing business entities, i.e. registered micro or small business ventures, involving a training for business development, with the purpose of employing beneficiaries of the Project.  

Both these types of support would include the provision of:

- mentoring support before and after the registration of the business entity, i.e. before and after the employment of new employees in the already existing business entities; 

- support in equipment, such as machinery and tools, raw and other materials, in the maximum amount of 10,000 USD. The procurement is realised directly by UNDP based on approved technical specification and business plans of beneficiaries, i.e. development plan of an existing business entity. 

More details concerning the Public Call conditions, as well as conditions for application and the selection criteria, can be found in the following documents: Public Call for the City of Novi Sad, Public Call for the City of Valjevo and Public Call for the Municipality of Bujanovac.

All the applications need to be submitted via e-mails to the following address: The deadline for submitting applications in this Public Call is 15th July 2023 before 15h.

Please find below the links for downloading the documentation necessary for the application:  

Self-Employment Application Form 

Application Form for Existing Business Entities 

Personal Data Processing Consent Form 

*documentation available in Serbian


This Public Call has been issued as a part of the project entitled “Strengthening national and local systems to support the effective socio-economic integration of returnees in the Western Balkans”, financed by the European Union (EU), and implemented by UNDP. The aim of this project is to enhance the capabilities of institutions in the Western Balkans to implement holistic solutions to economic and social empowerment of returnees.