Recycling textiles to sustainable solutions

Program: Cross-border cooperation Serbia – Montenegro
Project title: Recycling textiles to sustainable solutions
Total value: 172,511.64 €
Donor: European Union, through the Program of cross-border cooperation Serbia – Montenegro
Project agent: Citizens’ Association "Women’s Centre Uzice“
Partnership organisations: Citizens’ Association ’’SOS Hotline for Women and Children Victims of Violence“ Nikšić, National Employment Agency of the Republic of Serbia – Uzice Branch, Bureau of work Niksic, Regional Development Agency – ’’Zlatibor“ Uzice.
Project location: cities of Uzice (Republic of Serbia) and Niksic (Republic of Montenegro)
Project duration: April 2014 – June 2015
Project objective: Contribution to the creation of conditions for the employment of vulnerable groups in Serbia and Montenegro, by increasing their competitiveness, establishing a system for collecting, processing and distribution of recycled textiles.

Project results:
The pre-selection of candidates for the training in Uzice and Niksic has been completed.
The capacity of the two associations to enter the market of recycled textiles has been increased.
The infrastructure and technical requirements for the primary selection of textile and the manufacture of products from recycled textiles in the two organizations have been established.
40 women from Uzice and Niksic have been trained to manufacture products from recycled textiles.
The local and wider community has become familiar with the model of recycling textiles as an effective way to solve problems in multiple areas: social employment, environment and sustainable development.




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