Ivanjica Educational Fair welcomed more than 600 young people from Ivanjica schools, representatives of donors and partners as well as local companies

Within the framework of the IOM/UNDP Global Programme "Making Migration Work for Sustainable Development", funded by the Swiss Government through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Youth Office of the Municipality of Ivanjica has been implementing a project titled "A model for improving the competencies of young unemployed in order to mitigate the negative consequences of migration" co-funded by the municipality of Ivanjica through the program budget of the Youth Office.  The Project aims to provide opportunities to young people in their hometown, so that migration is no longer their only path forward but is instead a choice. By addressing this issue, more young people will remain in Ivanjica and continue to see its economy and social bonds thrive. The Project better links local educational opportunities and skills development to the needs of local employers, aligning the supply and demand sides of the local labour market and boosting the local economy more broadly.

Within the project Ivanjica Youth Office hosted the Educational Fair in cooperation with local employers, the Ivanjica Gymnasium, Technical School and Youth Employment Center.

The Educational Fair took place on March 17, 2023, in the Hall of the Ivanjica Cultural Center. Four high schools, seven faculties and academies, and three organizations that deal with the informal education of young people in the fields of employment and technological entrepreneurship took part in the fair. A total of 600 young people from Ivanjica, representatives of donors and partners involved in the implementation of the project, as well as representatives of companies from Ivanjica attended the fair.

SDG 4 - Quality Education
SDG 5 - Gender Equality
SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 16 - Peace Justice and Strong Institutions
SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals