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3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

3.9 Start-up funding for young entrepreneurs

Last update: 28 November 2023

Access to information 

Young entrepreneurs are informed through different channels, by following institutions and useful platforms, such as:

Specific, tailor-made business trainings are conducted by the National Employment Service to all individuals that receive support through Service’s programme of subsidy for self-employment (Subvencija za samozapošljavanje). 

Additionally, as a part of different projects aiming to support youth employability and entrepreneurship (see Chapter 3/3.8 Development of entrepreneurship competence/Non-formal and informal learning) different courses, workshops and competitions are organized in order to enable young people to engage and start their own business.

Access to capital 

Financial recourses available to young people are ensured by:

  1. The Ministry of Economy through following programmes:

 2. The Development Agency of Serbia through programme for Support for Internationalization of SMEs through  participation at International Fairs (Program podrške internacionalizaciji MSP kroz individualno učešće na međunarodnim sajmovima);

3. The Development Fund of Serbia through Start-up loans (Startup krediti) and different types of other loans and guarantees;

4. Guarantee Fund of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina through Loans for Women Entrepreneurs, Owners of Small Businesses and Youth Aged up to 35 (Krediti za preduzetnice, vlasnice malih preduzeća i mlade do 35 godina starosti);

5. The National Empoyment Service through Programme of Subsidy for Self-Employment (Subvencija za samozapošljavanje);

6. The Innovation Fund through: