Il progetto RAISE among the European best practices

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Date: September 28, 2016

RAISE (Rural and Agricultural Integration within at Supportive Environment), the social inclusion and employment project realized by  Foundation Ana & Vlade Divac and UniCredit Foundation between 2009 and 2013 in Serbia, was included by the European Commission among the 200 best European social projects for the promotion and support of social entrepreneurship in supporting migrant populations.


All the best practices are enclosed in the publication “Evaluation and Analysis of Good Practices in Promoting and Supporting Migrant Entrepreneurship - Guide book”.

The project RAISE


The project beneficiaries have been 140 families living in Collective Centers, which  ensure decent housing solutions, a path toward economic self-sufficiency and social integration, helping them in reducing everlasting marginalization. The path of social integration has been achieved by applying different modes of action:

  • mentoring to families, to support the elaboration of a development path (integration plans in a rural environment) and its necessary aids;
  • psycho-social services to bring the local community (education, health, social, recreational, etc..) complex during the transition from collective centers to new rural communities of residence;
  • case-by-case approach, based on the individual needs of vulnerable families.