Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970
PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE SOCIAL GROUPS AND THE STATE OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SERBIA IN RELATION TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
Ćirić Maja (Факултет за економију и инжењерски менаџмент, Универзитет Привредна академија у Новом Саду),
The subject of the paper is to determine the way in which citizens of Serbia perceive a legislative framework that protects the rights of vulnerable social groups in Serbia in relation to the European Union. The aim of the paper is to determine the differences in opinion and attitudes of citizens regarding the legislative framework and its application in Serbia in relation to the European Union, which are dependent on the level and type of education. In addition, the aim of the paper is to determine the facts about how citizens are informed about the situation and protection of vulnerable social groups in order to be able to conclude on the causes for presenting concrete opinions and attitudes. Bearing in mind the importance of developing social entrepreneurship to address the problem of vulnerable social groups, the authors analyzed the legislative framework regulating this area. On the basis of the conducted research using the survey on a sample of 150 respondents, as well as through the analysis of the national legislative framework and the Europe 2020 Strategy in the field of social cohesion, the authors came to the knowledge of the current situation in Serbia in relation to the situation existing in the Union. In that sense, the authors also made certain recommendations for the improvement of social entrepreneurship.
Keywords: Vulnerable social groups, social entrepreneurship, national legislation, the Europe 2020 Strategy