Policy advice for efficient VET reform in Serbia

Projekt abgeschlossen

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.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Beschäftigung & Wirtschaftsentwicklung
Schaffung von Arbeitsplätzen
01.06.2018 - 31.05.2022
CHF  1’002’000
Hintergrund 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.
Ziele Youth graduates benefit from a fully-functioning and high-quality system of dual education in Serbia.    

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.

Mittelfristige Wirkungen

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.


Erwartete Resultate:  

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

Resultate von früheren Phasen:   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.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Ostzusammenarbeit
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Ausländische staatliche Institution
Schweizerische Hochschul- und Forschungsinstitution
  • Central State of South East
  • ETHZ Zürich

Andere Partner
Center for Education Policy – CEP (local NGO/research institute) and KOF Institute of the ETH Zurich (Backstopper).
Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren Project cooperates with the two SDC PSD projects in Serbia, SDC E2E Project and other donor projects in VET field (GIZ, ADA, EU).
Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    1’002’000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    980’395

Phase 1 01.06.2018 - 31.05.2022   (Completed)