Policy advice for efficient VET reform in Serbia

Progetto concluso

Through this policy support to the Serbian Ministry of Education, governance mechanism of the new VET law will be put in place in a transparent and inclusive manner. State capacities will be able to evaluate the VET system. By increasing the outreach, the new system will be more need-based and available to all. All this will contribute to increased employment options for VET graduates. Partners are the Center for Education Policy (Serbian NGO) and the Swiss KOF.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Formazione professionale
Impiego & sviluppo economico

Formazione professionale
Creazione di occupazione
01.06.2018 - 31.12.2021
CHF  1’002’000
Contesto In 2017, Serbia adopted the Law on Dual education and entrepreneurship. The law faces some weaknesses, which are foreseen to be addressed through this project, in a transition period that has been envisaged by the Law. The project will support the establishment of a monitoring and evaluation system of the law, and the development of tools needed for an efficient reform implementation.
Obiettivi Youth graduates benefit from a fully-functioning and high-quality system of dual education in Serbia.    
Gruppi target

Macro level: Employees of the Ministry of Education and Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industries.

Meso level: Schools and companies that are involved in dual education.

Micro level: Pupils and their parents/families who will be included in dual education and will receive competent and timely information.

Effetti a medio termine

Outcome1: The national dual VET system in Serbia is reinforced and sustainable.

Outcome 2: State institutions have the capacity to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the national model of dual education.

Outcome 3: The wider public in Serbia is more aware about dual vocational education and young people have a wider career choice.


Risultati principali attesi:  

1. Three by-laws to the VET Law (Instructors’ training, Work Based Learning Distribution and Career guidance).

2. M&E Framework and Capacity Building program for ministry staff

3. Implementation Master Plan

4. Cost-Benefit Analysis for the companies

5. Law Implementation Research

Risultati fasi precedenti:   For Switzerland, this is a new project, as so far it has not been involved in Policy Advice activities related to dual VET. However, it builds on previous successful interventions. Most referential previous results were achieved through the SDC Private Sector Development Program, through which, 7 companies created a private sector responsive curricula with a Technical School in Serbia, which was approved by the Ministry of Education. This model has been replicated at the national level.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione con l'Europa dell'Est
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Instituzione statale straniera
Instituzione universitaria e di ricerca svizzera
  • Central State of South East
  • ETHZ Zurigo

Altri partner
Center for Education Policy – CEP (local NGO/research institute) and KOF Institute of the ETH Zurich (Backstopper).
Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori Project cooperates with the two SDC PSD projects in Serbia, SDC E2E Project and other donor projects in VET field (GIZ, ADA, EU).
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    1’002’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    980’395
Fasi del progetto

Fase 1 01.06.2018 - 31.12.2021   (Completed)