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1 million DKK to Migration Response in Serbia

13.11.2015  12:29

The Embassy of Denmark in Belgrade has today granted 1 million DKK (EUR 134.000) to a Danish Refugee Council project in support of Migration Response Capacities in Serbia.

Through the project the Government of Serbia and Local Self-Governments will be supported in the realisation of Local Action Plans on migration management and in the improvement of refugees’ access to information, protection mechanisms and needed reception assistance.

The Ambassador of Denmark Michael Borg-Hansen states "Serbia is doing commendable efforts in responding to the humanitarian needs related to the influx of refugees and migrants and the EU is providing substantial support.  With this human rights project the Embassy of Denmark wishes to support ongoing efforts towards strengthened asylum and migration capacities. Danish Refugee Council has many years of experience working in Serbia and will along with Serbian partners give an important civil society contribution."

Mr Ivan Gerginov, Assistant Commissioner for Reception, Accommodation and Sheltering, Return and Durable Solutions of Refugees participated in the signing event.

More information about the project:

Estimated output:

  • Strengthened asylum and migration capacities in Serbia as to ensure access to protection and information rights for refugees and persons likely in need of international protection;
  • Enhanced community services and mixed migration framework;

Main activities:

  • Strengthening capacities of  Local Councils for Migration to update and realise Local Action Plans targeting refugees and persons likely in need of international protection;
  • Organising trainings, study trips and raise-awareness  campaigns for governmental and non-governmental service providers on migration, labour migration standards, human trafficking and potential social inclusion of mixed  migrants;
  • Preparing leaflets and newsletters outlining the asylum procedure for mixed migrants in Serbia, contributed by other means of information  on prevention of exploitation and abuse and local community sensitisation;
  • Provision of information and legal advice to PoCs and service providers;
  • Direct grant support to local Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) capable to enhance community and social services targeting mixed migration;
  • Organising round tables on migration, human trafficking and social inclusion of migrants and giving inputs for migration framework;
  • Monitoring ensuring smooth implementation of agreed activities.

More information about EU support: http://europa.rs/eng/tag/eu-support-for-migrants/

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