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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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...

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...