Provincial Secretariat for Social Policy, Demography and Gender Equality


Provincial Secretariat for Social Policy, Demography and Gender Equality

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Provincial Secretariat for Social Policy, Demography and Gender Equality.

The Provincial Secretariat for Social Policy, Demography and Gender Equality, in conformity with the law and the Statute, shall: perform tasks of the provincial administration in the field of social protection, protection of families and children, pregnant women, mothers on maternity leave, single parents with children, the youth, adults and the old, legal protection of family and custody, pension insurance, veteran and disability protection and civilian invalids of war, which pertain to the preparation of acts for the Assembly or the Provincial Government, which shall regulate matters of provincial interest in social protection of family, children, the youth, adults and the old, in accordance with law; establish, in accordance with financial possibilities, more favourable conditions for exercise of social protection, if the funds for that purpose have been previously appropriated in its budget; establish and ensure higher level of protection of the family, children rights, pregnant women, mothers on maternity leave and single parents with children, in accordance with the programme of demographic development of Vojvodina, along with respective implementation measures; establish institutions of social protection in the territory of AP Vojvodina, in accordance with law and act of the Provincial Government and exercise the founder’s rights thereof; found the Provincial Institute of Social Protection; give consent for the modification of activities and status changes of social protection institutions, founded by the province; give consent to the statute and the act on organisation and job systematisation in social care institution, founded by the province; enact the Social Welfare Improvement Programme; enact the Programme of Demographic Development of AP Vojvodina, along with the respective implementation measures; provide its opinion on the decision proposal on a network of social welfare institutions which provide dorm accommodation, social-healthcare institutions and family accommodation and adoption centres, founded by the Republic of Serbia, i.e. autonomous province, in the part which refers to the network of institutions in the territory of AP Vojvodina; give consent for the appointment of directors and acting directors of social work centres in the territory of AP Vojvodina; propose a director of the Provincial Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance.
The Provincial Secretariat for Social Policy, Demography and Gender Equality shall perform executive, expert and development tasks of the provincial administration and shall supervise the implementation of regulations under Paragraph 1 of this Article. In the areas within its scope of work, it shall monitor, supervise and assist the work of institutions, funds and public services founded by AP Vojvodina and cooperate with organisations and citizens’ associations.
The Provincial Secretariat for Social Policy, Demography and Gender Equality shall monitor the implementation of conventions relating to children protection, family planning; provide funds for the implementation of the social protection improvement programme in the autonomous province, family protection, single parents with children, for the implementation of programmes and activities of disability, social-humanitarian organisations and citizens’ associations that contribute to improvement of socio-economic and social status, rehabilitation and socialisation of disabled persons and other persons, in need of social assistance; provide funds for the implementation of work programmes of its founded institutions, with the exception of institutions of dorm accommodation and provide funds for the implementation of innovative services and services of social protection of specific interest for the autonomous province.
The Provincial Secretariat for Social Policy, Demography and Gender Equality shall determine whether the requirements to start the work and performance of activities of social welfare institutions for the accommodation of the beneficiaries, have been fulfilled.
The Provincial Secretariat for Social Policy, Demography and Gender Equality shall monitor the situation and propose measures in the field of providing social security for refugees, expelled and displaced persons; it shall monitor implementation of the Programme of Demographic Development of AP Vojvodina; it shall undertake activities aimed at family planning and propose measures to encourage the birth of children in AP Vojvodina.
In the field of social protection, legal protection of family and custody, children’s social care, veteran and disability protection, protection of civilian invalids of war and in conformity with the law, the Provincial Secretariat for Social Policy, Demography and Gender Equality shall perform conferred tasks of the state administration, that are conferred upon the authorities of AP Vojvodina, by the law.
The Provincial Secretariat for Social Policy, Demography and Gender Equality shall decide on appeals against the decision of social protection inspector.
The Provincial Secretariat for Social Policy, Demography and Gender Equality, in accordance with the law and Statute, shall perform tasks of the provincial administration, related to: the preparation of the analytical and other materials regarding the implementation of regulations in the field of gender equality for the Assembly or the Provincial Government; activities for the improvement of gender equality in the province; promotion of equal opportunities for men and women; monitoring of the situation and proposing measures for the improvement of the position of women and the implementation of equal opportunity in the province; monitoring of the implementation of ratified conventions and recommendations of international organisations in this field; establishment of cooperation with non-governmental organisations, unions and other associations and the media; proposal and implementation of measures of affirmative activities for the improvement of the economic and social position of women, especially vulnerable women groups, as well as the elimination of violence against women and domestic violence; cooperation with the republic and provincial administration authorities and the authorities of local self-government, in the field of gender equality; activities leading towards the integration of the principle of gender equality into all aspects of the work of provincial authorities and the provision of expert support. As a conferred task, the Secretariat is responsible for the supervision of the implementation of the Law on Gender Equality in the territory of AP Vojvodina.
The Provincial Secretariat for Social Policy, Demography and Gender Equality shall perform tasks of the provincial administration, related to the: implementation and application of strategies for the integration of the Roma and the realisation of action plans in the territory of the province; coordination of different projects of the integration of Roma people in the territory of the province; establishment of coordination with the Roma councils in the province and with corresponding organisations and bodies at the international level; encouraging and improving women and human rights and the rights of Roma men and women, in the territory of the province; preparation of the analytical documentation for planning and programming of activities, regarding the integration of the Roma people in the province; establishment of cooperation and consultations with the governmental and non-governmental organisations and authorities, in the field of the integration of the Roma and the improvement of their position; realisation of projects which were founded on the goals, defined in strategies and action plans, coordination of the implementation and the realisation of domestic and international programmes for the integration and improvement of the Roma position; information-documentation activities and record keeping, regarding the integration of the Roma in the territory of the province; monitoring and gathering of information regarding the measures taken in the Republic of Serbia and other countries, for the purpose of improvement of the expertise, regarding the integration of the Roma, as well as monitoring of the training and professional improvement of experts, in the field of Roma integration.
The Provincial Secretariat for Social Policy, Demography and Gender Equality shall also perform other duties when they have been conferred thereupon by the law, the Provincial Assembly decision or by other regulation.


Predrag Vuletić


Provincial Secretary for Social Policy, Demography and Gender Equality

Predrag Vuletić is the Provincial Secretary for Social Policy, Demography and Gender Equality. He is a member of the Movement of Socialists.

He was born in 1977 in Bačka Palanka, where he completed primary and secondary education. He graduated from the faculty of Economics in Belgrade.

From 2004 to 2013 he worked as the director and editor-in-chief of the Radio Television BAP. From 2013 to 2014 he was an advisor to director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija. From 2014 he worked as the consultant to the director of the Customs Administration and advisor to the Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs at the Government of the Republic of Serbia.


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  • Mihajla Pupina boulevard, 16
    21000 Novi Sad
  • Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
    Republic of Serbia
  • Phone: 021/487-40-00
  • presbiro@vojvodina.gov.rs