Belgrade, 2 December 2016 - Children in Serbia have significantly higher risk of poverty (30%) compared to the general population, as compared to children in the countries of the European Union (19%). For existing social protection programs in Serbia to respond more adequately to the needs of families and children at risk of poverty, better identification of households in need and redirection of resources to families which are mostly at risk of poverty is needed. This was the conclusion of the conference "How to Reduce Child Poverty in Serbia", held on 02 December and organized by the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN).
In addition to representatives of FREN the speakers at conference were Mr. Michel Saint-Lot, Director of UNICEF in Serbia; Brian Ebel, Charge d'affaires and Counsellor, Embassy of Canada to Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro, Macedonia, Dragan Todorović, State Secretary at the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, Ms. Tijana Čomić, Statistican, Ms. Gordana Matković, Programme director of Centre for Social Policy, etc.
Attached please find the Study and the Policy Brief from the conference.