Who are we?
MAPS – The Network of the activists for Passport Competencies of Serbia
MAPS – The Network of the activists for Passport Competencies of Serbia came about as a result of the joint effort of eight Serbian civil society on the introduction and implementation of the Competencies Passport in Serbia.
MAPS consists of 17 certified counselors for Passport competencies from Serbia, delegated from civil society organizations that have already been working in the fields of human rights and the inclusion of vulnerable groups for many years. These are: Center for the production of knowledge and skills (CPZV) from Novi Sad, the Association “Laris” from Čačak, the Association “Do it together” from Kragujevac, the Center “Inventiva” form Belgrade, the Civil society organization “Treehouse” from Kruševac, the Association of Psychologists of Novi Pazar (UPNP), the Children’s center “Little prince” from Belgrade and the SOS Children’s Village from Kraljevo.
The implementation and application of the Competencies Passport in Serbia
As part of the project “Creating opportunities for the employment of vulnerable groups through the improvement of municipal services”, MAPS is currently working to increase the employability of vulnerable, hard to employ categories of the population. However, the possibilities, that is, the opportunities for implementing the Passport, are much wider.
MAPS is continuously working on establishing cooperation with the institutions of the system and the competent decision enacting authorities in order for the Passport to become a recognized instrument for the increasing of the employability of all profiles and categories of the population, providing significant support for both job seekers and employers.
Our goal is for the Competencies Passport to become the first step in increasing employability in Serbia and the region, while respecting the principles of inclusion and equal opportunities for all.
The vision and mission of MAPS
Within the framework of the implementation of the Competencies Passport in Serbia, a Memorandum of cooperation with the National Employment Service was signed by all eight organizations comprising MAPS and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). The aim of this cooperation is to bring the Competencies Passport into institutional frameworks, for it to become a sustainable instrument and the first step in increasing employability in Serbia and the region, which also also represents the vision of the implementation of the Competencies Passport in Serbia.