TEMPUS project:
Strengthening Higher Education for Social Policy making and Social Services delivery

At the University of Nis on March 26th and 27th, a conference was held on which, the work from TEMPUS project SHESPSS “Strengthening Higher Education for Social Policy making and Social Services delivery”, was presented to the community as well as to the representatives of the institutions from this field of expertise.

In the scope of project activates, a research was conducted, to find out of the labor market needs, as well as what is the  necessary knowledge in the field of social policy and social protection. This was done in order for new programs, in these fields, to be opened and to improve the old ones, based on the needs of society. Based on these results the paper was published “Education in the field of social work and social policy for 21st century.“


Dr. Vesna Lopicic, provost at the University of Nis, opened the conference. Afterwards the editors of publication dr. Nevenka Zegarac and dr. Jelisaveta Todorovic, spoke about concept and structure of the presented publication. Team members from the Universities of Nis, Novi Sad and Belgrade, presented the individual segments of publications: analysis of the market (followed by critical review and useful suggestions by those who were present), analysis of existing content at the universities of Serbia, and possible mobility between universities.

All of this was done in order for newly found programs, anticipated by the project, as well as for the existing programs to be innovated and adapted to the demands of society in which the professionals will intervene on an individual and social level.

See some of the pictures from the conference.