Institutional support will have three pillars:
- Support for existing and opening of new good-neighbor clubs. The clubs will further strengthen the capacity of local structures to access and provide social services to the most vulnerable groups.
- Training for providing social services, mentoring and experience exchange visits – Project partners will support the networking of local social service providers with the aim of providing institutional support not only to returnees but also to Roma and other vulnerable local groups. At least 6 NGOs and 3 local social protection institutions from 3 target regions will go through the capacity building process (2 NGOs + 1 local social institution), and as such will lay the foundations for better networking of local reintegration mechanisms.
- Support for community social initiatives – An additional contribution to meso-level structures will be made by strengthening the capacity of project communities to implement social initiatives aimed at the most vulnerable. As for social initiatives in the community, representatives of the public, NGOs and citizens will work together to develop initiatives that aim to respond to the most urgent needs of the local vulnerable population. Local civil society organizations are often left out of the policy planning process and rarely participate in the planning of local budgets and initiatives.
Upon the trainings, targeted mentoring support for social services delivery will be provided to each City – based on priorities set by them. Mentoring support will be provided for areas pre-selected during the trainings such as support in licencing processes, adoption of strategic documents, etc..