The European Union (EU) is the largest donor in the Republic of Serbia in migration management. Since 2015, with the increased mixed migration flows to the territory of Serbia, the EU has assisted Serbia with more than 98 million EUR in providing humanitarian aid and protection to migrants, in particular protection of children, providing conditions for reception and care in the reception and asylum centres, including food, health care and education, providing assistance to the local communities/municipalities hosting migrants to strengthen social cohesion, assisting Serbia in the protection of the state border and combating smuggling of migrants, as well as capacity building of the institutions dealing with migration management.

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Workshop “From a friend to a friend” organized in Tutin

A creative workshop titled “From a friend to a friend” was organized yesterday at the child-friendly space in the Asylum Centre in Tutin. Children from the Preschool Institution “Habiba Stocevic”, together with migrant children from the Asylum Cen...

First regional workshop for representatives of the media organized

The first in the series of workshops for representatives of the media on the topic of migration management was organized in Novi Sad on 6 and 7 June 2019.   The aim of the workshops within the EU Support to Municipalities and Cities Hosting Migr...

School Day of the Primary School “Vera Blagojevic” marked in Banja Koviljaca

As a part of the celebration of the School Day of the Primary School “Vera Blagojevic” in Banja Koviljaca on 16 May 2019, students from the school, including migrant children, took part in the school event. This occasion was used to present, for t...

Spring cleaning of the Asylum Centre in Krnjaca

Within the spring cleaning of the City of Belgrade, a joint action was organized for cleaning the area surrounding the Asylum Centre in Krnjaca, with the aim of creating a healthier and cleaner environment for all residents of this part of the cit...

Workshop “Creative Gastronomy” for young migrants in Nis

Today, migrant children accommodated at the Institute for Youth Education in Nis and students of the Secondary School of Tourism and Hospitality prepared culinary specialities from Afghanistan and Serbia within the workshop “Creative Gastronomy”. ...

Migrants from Obrenovac played cricket

At the Cricket Federation of Serbia's pitches, a cricket tournament was organized on 4 May 2019 between migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan accommodated at the Reception Centre in Obrenovac.   The Cricket Federation leadership hosted the...

Migrant girls received awards at the literary competition in Aleksinac

At the 22nd Literary Festival “Gordana Brajovic” in Aleksinac, which traditionally announces the awards for the best book for children and youth and best student works in the area of prose and poetry, this year’s awards for the first two places we...

Event organized in Sombor to mark the upcoming Easter holidays

Migrant children from Iraq and Afghanistan accommodated at the Reception Centre in Sombor organized an event today at the premises of the Red Cross in this city on the occasion of the Orthodox Easter. They sang songs they use to mark the biggest M...

Last year, migrants in Serbia were provided with 100,000 health care services

Last year, migrants in Serbia were provided with 100,000 various health care services, from the smallest ones to more complex services. Those services were provided within the EU Support to Migration Management in Serbia. Marjan Ivanusa, the Wo...

Migrants and scouts cleaned the illegal waste dump in Obrenovac

Today, migrants from the Reception Centre in Obrenovac, together with the Scout Squad “Zvezdan Nedeljkovic” and with the support from the public utility company from this town, cleaned the illegal waste dump at the site of the former wood processi...

Migrants marked the Earth Day with a field trip to Bujanovac Lake

On the occasion of 22 April, the Earth Day, a joint field trip to Bujanovac Lake was organized for migrants from the Reception Centre in Bujanovac and volunteers of the Red Cross of Bujanovac. They used this trip to clean the picnic area by the la...

Migrant children and children from Vranje made bird houses together

Today, migrant children from the Reception Centre in Vranje and children from the Primary School “Radoje Domanovic” participated in the educational and creative Ecological Workshop, organized within the EU Support to Migration Management in Serbia...

Migrant children from the Centre for accommodation of foreign juveniles without parental care at sports class

Migrant children from the Centre for accommodation of foreign juveniles without parental or custodian care in Čukarica, today have participated in sports and recreation class together with children from Primary School “Miroslav Antić”, learning ho...

Football Tournament in the Reception Center in Obrenovac

Football pitch in the Reception Centre in Obrenovac was yesterday the scene of real football matches. The teams competed in futsal included migrants from the Rescue Centre in Obrenovac, staff of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration, and vis...

Fudbalski turnir u Prihvatnom centru u Obrenovcu

Fudbalski teren u Prihvatnom centru u Obrenovcu juče je bio poprište pravih fudbalskih mečeva. Snage u malom fudbalu odmerili su timovi migranata smeštenih u Prihvatnom centru u Obrenovcu, zaposleni u Komesarijatu za izbeglice i migracije, kao i g...

Certificates for beauty technician delivered to migrants in the Reception center in Sombor

Certificates have been delivered today in the Reception center in Sombor to ladies who successfully completed a course for assistant beautician for pedicure and manicure. The training course for 11 lady migrants was organized by the International...

Children’s playground at the Palic Zoo refurbished through joint forces

Students of the primary school “Matko Vukovic”, volunteers of the Youth Office and migrants currently staying at the Reception Centre in Subotica, joined forces today to refurbish the children's playground at the Palic Zoo. The result is a nicer e...

Migrants also participated in a table tennis tournament in the Home “Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj” in Belgrade

Today, migrant children in the Home “Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj” in Belgrade, together with children and young people from the local population, redecorated the balcony in a joint activity. After that, they participated in a table tennis tournament. ...

Female migrants from Sid at the workshop on women’s reproductive health

Female migrants from the Reception Centre in Sid, female secondary school students and women from the local community, participated today at the workshop on women’s reproductive health. This was an opportunity for them to learn how to preserve the...

Migrant children and students from primary school “Mile Dubljevic” in Bogovadja in a joint multimedia class

Today, migrant children from the Asylum Centre in Bogovadja and lower-grade students from the primary school “Mile Dubljevic” from this town attended a joint multimedia class “The world around us”, where they learned how to use the information ava...

Migrants and citizens of Vranje treated themselves to cakes for Persian New Year

Today, children from the Reception Centre for Migrants in Vranje shared decorated cakes with people in the city's pedestrian zone. It was their way of marking the Persian New Year – Nowruz, which is celebrated today in Iran and Afghanistan, and co...

Spring renovation of the courtyard of the Centre for Social Work in Bosilegrad

Today, a joint spring renovation activity was organized in the courtyard of the Centre for Social Work in Bosilegrad and it gathered the migrants accommodated at the Reception Centre “Bosilegrad” and members of the local community. Within the j...

Migrants from the Reception Centre in Obrenovac rehabilitated the septage pumping station

Today, migrants from the Reception centre in Obrenovac painted and rehabilitated the septage pumping station, operating within the utility company “Water Supply and Sanitation”, which was flooded in 2014. Jelena Maric Lukovic said on behalf of ...

Migrant women exhibited their work at the handicrafts fair in Banja Koviljaca

Today, migrants from the Asylum Centre in Banja Koviljaca exhibited their works at the selling exhibition in Loznica together with the local population. Representative of the International Organization for Migration Dragica Lakanovic said that ...

Exhibition of photographs taken by migrants from the Reception Centre in Subotica opened

At the Modern Art Gallery in Subotica, the exhibition of photographs taken by migrants from the Reception Centre in this city was opened, under the title “Life through the lens of migrants in Serbia”. Radmila Borozan from the International Orga...

Workshop “What do you know about traffic”

The workshop titled “What do you know about traffic” that gathered migrant children and students of three primary schools from Kikinda was organized today in this city. Jelena Maric Lukovic, on behalf of the EU Support to Migration Management i...

Primary school students and migrants from Sombor together in a disaster rescue exercise

Today, students of the primary school “Ivo Lola Ribar” in Sombor and migrants from the Reception Centre in that city performed the final exercise of giving first aid in disasters. The two-month training “Preparedness and disaster response”, whi...

One click for more knowledge for migrant and local students from Vranje

“One click for new knowledge and skills” is the title of the workshop organized today for students of the Secondary School for Economics and Trade in Vranje and migrant children from the Reception Centre in this city. This was a chance for them to...

Migrants from Bujanovac took part in futsal tournament

The sports hall in Bujanovac hosted a futsal tournament gathering migrants accommodated at the Reception Centre in this town and players of the Bujanovac futsal club (KMF Bujanovac). Two teams from each group showed their futsal skills, and in ...

Renovated Reception Center for Migrants Opened in Bosilegrad

H.E. Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador and Head of EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia, opened renovated premises of the Migrant Reception Center in Bosilegrad today. Together with Mr. Vladimir Cucic, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration, Mr. Vlad...

Panel discussion “Women of the East and the West” – the opportunity to socialize and exchange experiences about life in a macho society

Women of the East and the West differ in how they live and what their position in the society is. However, there are also similarities primarily that in Serbia, which is the West for Afghanistan and Iran, which are the countries of origin of the m...

Workshop “When T-shirts tell stories” in the Reception Centre in Adasevci

Migrants from the Reception Centre in Adasevci near Sid participated today in the workshop “When T-shirts tell stories”, where they had the chance to paint the front parts of T-shirts with how they see their future. Special pedagogue Dragan Ves...

Migrants from the Asylum Centre in Krnjaca visited the “Nikola Tesla” museum

Migrants from the Asylum Centre in Krnjaca, children and their parents, visited the “Nikola Tesla” museum in Belgrade today, where they could learn about the life and work of the famous scientist with the help of a professional guide. Representat...

Study visit to Turkey for representatives from Pirot, Vranje and Sid

Representatives of local self-governments, public health institutes and primary health care centres from Vranje, Pirot and Sid visited specialized institutions for health care of migrants and refugees in Izmir, Turkey in the period from 11 to 13 D...

Migrant women made citizens of Vranje happy by bringing them gifts

Today, migrant women accommodated in the Reception Centre in Vranje, made beneficiaries of Vranje’s Centre for Development of Local Social Protection Services and children with developmental disabilities accommodated in the day-care in this city h...

Children from Pirot made Christmas tree decorations

Children from the preschool institution “Cika Jova Zmaj” and migrant children from the Reception Centre in Pirot had the opportunity today to socialize, make Christmas decorations and hang them on the Christmas tree during the creative workshop or...

Kindergarten from Bujanovac gets a valuable donation from the European Union

Migrant children from the Reception Centre in Bujanovac and their peers from the preschool institution “Nasa radost” from Bujanovac had the chance today to socialize and have fun with the stage play “Santa Claus and three Christmas trees” performe...

Painting workshops bringing good memories to migrants

Psycho-educational and occupational workshops are ongoing at the Reception Centre in Obrenovac. These are creative, stimulating, relaxing and educational techniques and activities aimed at improving the mental health of migrants. Participants i...

Migrant girls from Iran made hairstyles in the secondary school “Sveti Sava” in Loznica

In the secondary school “Sveti Sava” for education of professional hair stylists in Loznica, a hair show was organized today, presenting hairstyles made by students of the school. Among them are three migrant girls from Iran, accommodated in the A...

International Migrants Day marked in Bujanovac with a children’s event

Migrant children accommodated in the reception centre in Bujanovac and students of the primary school “Branko Radicevic” from Bujanovac organized a joint event today in that school. The messages of peace, love, tolerance and other universal values...

Children from the Asylum Centre in Krnjaca visited the Faculty of Chemistry in Belgrade

Today, migrant children from the Asylum Centre in Krnjaca visited the museum and laboratory of the Faculty of Chemistry in Belgrade, where some of the science experiments were presented to them. Student of the Faculty of Chemistry Sladjana Savi...

Migrants prepared New Year gifts for children from Bosilegrad

The youngest inhabitants from the municipality of Bosilegrad, the children born in last two years, received New Year gifts yesterday, which were prepared for them by migrants and refugees from the Reception Centre in Bosilegrad. The gifts were di...

Children’s greeting cards to 900 addresses

Today, migrant children together with children from Subotica made greeting cards in the preschool institution “Nasa radost” in Subotica, on the occasion of the International Migrants Day which is observed on 18 December. On that day the decorat...

Workshop for planning the health care of migrants in crises

Workshops for planning the health care of migrants in potential crises caused by the increased influx or prolonged stay of migrants and refugees continued in Belgrade on 10 December 2018. Continuous workshops are being organized for representative...

Workshop for healthy growing up of children held in Sjenica

Within the EU Support to Migration Management in Serbia, a counselling for growing up healthy was organized in the Primary Health Care Centre in Sjenica. Children and parents from the migrant and the local population were told about the ways to pr...

Migrants and volleyball players from Bujanovac in a friendly tournament

On Saturday, a friendly volleyball tournament was organized in the Bujanovac Sports Hall between BSK’s men’s and women's teams and male and female migrants staying in this town. The president of the volleyball club BSK, Slavisa Jovic, said that h...

Vinca reminded migrants of their homeland

Today, migrants from the Reception Centre in Obrenovac visited the archaeological site “Belo Brdo” in Vinca from the Neolithic, from the period of around 7,000 years BCE, because they showed interest in the history of Serbia. Mateja Bakocevic fro...

Migrants and citizens of Sombor planted 150 pine seedlings

Today, the picnic area Sikara near Sombor was being landscaped by refugees and migrants from the nearby reception centre together with the citizens of Sombor, as a part of the activities that contribute to community-building, through getting to kn...

Migrant children also marked the Universal Children’s Day in Sombor

The Sombor Educational Centre, together with migrant children from Iraq who are accommodated in the Reception Centre in Sombor, marked the Universal Children's Day and the International Day of Elimination of Violence today. The programme in the p...

Migrants from Pirot visited Djavolja Varos

Migrants from the Reception Centre in Pirot visited Djavolja Varos today and learned about how this rare natural phenomenon on the Radan mountain near Kursumlija was formed. Dusan Krstic from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) sai...

Migrants from the Reception Centre in Obrenovac visited the Equestrian Centre MBM in Lipovica

Today, migrants from the Reception Centre in Obrenovac visited the Equestrian centre MBM in the Lipovica Forest near Barajevo, to learn more about Serbia and its culture and tradition. The field trip was organized for 15 migrants from Afghanistan...

Migrants from the Asylum Centre in Krnjaca visited the Equestrian Club in Belgrade

Migrants from the Asylum Centre in Krnjaca visited the Equestrian Club at the Belgrade racecourse today. Aleksandra Misic from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that the field trip for eight children and six adults was organ...

Workshop “There, far away” held in Sjenica and Tutin

In addition to having a roof over their head and food, migrants in Serbia need much more to feel like people and to live, and not just wait. This is one of the conclusions from the workshop “There, far away”, which was held at the asylum centres i...

First time in a castle

Close to 100 migrant parents and children from Iraq and Afghanistan, accommodated in reception centres in Kikinda and Subotica, visited the Fantast Castle near Becej today. The field trip was organized by the International Organization for Migrat...

Sombor’s picnic area Sikara got a makeover

Sikara has always been the favourite picnic area for citizens of Sombor. For this reason, the European Union decided, within its Support to Municipalities Hosting Migrants, to get visitors back to the park and use its potential in the best possibl...

SCRM Staff in a Study Visit to the Netherlands

Field workers of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration, namely ten of them, participated in a study visit to the Dutch instituions dealing with migration management from 22 - 26 October 2018. In the course of the first day of the visit re...

Parents and children socialized in a school in Pirot

Pirot, 31 October 2018 – Within the activity “Parents at school desks”, various recreational and educational activities were organized in the primary school “Dusan Radovic” for the local population of Pirot and migrants currently staying in this c...

Nis: A match between FC Radnicki Nis U18 and unaccompanied minors

In the yard of the Institute for youth education in Bozidarceva street in Nis, a real international football match was organized – FC Radnicki Nis U18, unaccompanied minors from Iraq and Afghanistan and other beneficiaries of the Institute clashed...

When t-shirts tell stories…

The workshop “When t-shirts tell stories” was organized today in Sombor for migrants from the Reception Centre “Streliste” in this city. Special pedagogue Dragan Veselinovic said that the workshop will last for two days and that each participant ...

Visit to the Monument to the Unknown Hero on Avala

A field trip to the Monument to the Unknown Hero on Avala was organized for seven migrants from the Reception Centre in Obrenovac, so that they could learn at least about a small part of Serbia's history. This activity was implemented within the E...

Dunja’s World

Five months ago, in the Nis city nursery, a girl by the name of Dunja was born. The small, lively girl with dark, intelligent eyes, is the daughter of Saliha and Fida, migrants currently living in the Reception Center in Vranje. “We are fro...

The photo exhibition “Memories left behind“ opened in Belgrade

The citizens of Belgrade have been presented the photo exhibition „Memories left behind” at the plateau of the Faculty of Philosophy. The exhibition opus consists of 20 photos featuring lost and forgotten migrant children toys that were found in S...

“Tournament of Friendship” between Migrant and Local Children Held in Vranje

On Saturday, 29 September 2018, sporting event in futsal titled “Friendship Tournament” at “Prestige” football school was organized in Vranje. Migrant boys and girls who are temporarily accommodated in the Reception Centres in Vranje and Bujano...

Migrant children and parents from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq paid a visit to Dida Hornjak’s Shed

On Monday, 1 October 2018, migrant children and their parents, who temporarily stay in the Reception Centre in Sombor, paid a visit to Dida Hornjak’s Shed, which forms part of cultural and historical heritage of the Town of Sombor. This was an ...

Volunteers Renovated the Yard of the Primary School “Vera Blagojević” in Banja Koviljača

Banja Koviljača, 27 September 2018. – The beginning of a new academic year in Banja Koviljača was marked by renovated yard of the Primary School “Vera Blagojević“: reconstructed plateau, fence installed and new sport equipment purchased. Thanks to...

Training of Trainers Held in Promotion of Health Among Migrants

On Thursday and Friday, 13 and 14 September 2018, training of trainers was held and it represented the beginning of the activities within the campaign aimed at organizing health-related education of migrants within the reception centres. Traini...

Habitants of Bela Palanka and Migrants Marked the Upcoming Beginning of Academic Year through Joint Sport-Volunteering Event

Bela Palanka, 27 August 2018 – The upcoming beginning of the academic year in the Primary School “Ljupče Španac“ in Bela Palanka, where 20 children from migrant population enrolled last year, was marked by the sporting event and renovation of the ...

Migrant Families Paid a Visit to Riding Club „Čegar“ in Niška Banja

On Wednesday, 15 August 2018, migrant families, who are temporarily staying in the Reception Centre “Divljana” in the Municipality of Bela Palanka, paid a visit to the Riding Club “Čegar” in Niška Banja. This was a unique opportunity for mi...

New Schoolyard for Primary School Students in Banja Koviljača

Despite summer holidays, it has been quite a vivid period in the schoolyard of the Primary School “Vera Blagojević“ in Banja Koviljača. The yard is full of workers of different profiles, who are, on daily basis, constructing new plateau and renova...

Works on School Reconstruction have been initiated in the village of Berkasovo

Thanks to the EU donation amounting to EUR 60,000, 32 pupils of the lower school grades and four teachers of dislocated Primary School “Sremski front” in Beraskovo, shall start a new academic year in the renovated classrooms adapted to modern dida...

Sem Fabrizi visiting Pirot

H.E. Sem Fabrizi, ambassador and Head of EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia, visited Pirot and the institutions which had received support from the EU funds. The ambassador began his official visit to Pirot by meeting with Mr. Vladan Vasic, ...

Nicolas Bizel, State Representatives and Project Implementing Partners in a visit to Tutin and Sjenica

Mr. Nicolas Bizel, from the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia, together with the state representatives and project implementing partners, visited Tutin and Sjenica. After the meeting with Mr. Kenan Hot, Head of Tutin Mu...

I will miss Serbia when I leave

Her name is Zahra Nawrozi and she is very young. She is barely 19, but over the course of her young age she has seen and endured much suffering, enough for a lifetime. Zahra escaped from Pakistan when she was only 16 because she wanted to get a h...

Percussion workshop for young migrants in Presevo and Pirot

Dragoljub Djuricic, one of the most famous professional drummers in the Balkans, held a joint percussion workshop for young migrants and the local youth from Presevo and Pirot. Young migrants from the reception centers in the south of Serbia an...

Transportation of children to primary schools in Serbia

The Jadgari family comes from Afghanistan, it has three members and for the past year they have been living in the Reception centre in Bujanovac, which is itself located in the south of Serbia. Bujanovac is one of the municipalities wherein the ch...