POWER – People with disabilities: New Opportunities for Work, Employability, Professional Rehabilitation

About the project

Ensuring equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities (PWDs) is very important for their social inclusion. However, they still face hurdles in the job market and have lower employment rates than the rest of the population.

That is why this project was aimed at increasing employability and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities in the cross-border area of Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. During its implementation period, more than 120 PWDs had the opportunity to participate in the project and go through its capacity building programme. Also, 21 PWDs were part of the POWER Internship Programme, which enabled them to develop professional skills and acquire skills that will help them to integrate into the working environment.

PWDs in the cross-border area received online career guidance and support through the interactive internet platform. In addition to that, in Berane (Montenegro) and Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) were organised two Job Fairs for PWDs. Within the fairs, two workshops were held on public support for employment of people with disabilities; and active job search with concrete examples of good practices. In short, this project helped develop a better environment for the employment of PWDs and increased employment opportunities for PWDs in the cross-border area.


Dummy Grant


Project name:
POWER – People with disabilities: New Opportunities for Work, Employability, Professional Rehabilitation
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Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo and Mostar), Montenegro (Kotor and Berane)
CARITAS Bosnia and Herzegovina
Partners: Fund for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment of People with Disabilities (BiH); Association of the Parents of Children with Special Needs „Vedri osmijeh“ (BiH); Caritas Bar (MNE); Archdiocesan Centre for Youth „Ivan Pavao II“ (BiH); Paraplegic Association (MNE)

Success story

POWER – People with disabilities: New Opportunities for Work, Employability, Professional Rehabilitation

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Implemented by the NGO Monitor Center for Media and Democracy, with an aim to help reducing the level of peer violence against Roma youth. In order to raise awareness of peer violence against members of the Roma community, this sub-grant included production of several research articles. In the research process were also involved journalists from the Roma portal “Romalitika”.