Improving Migration Policy in Serbia and countries of the Western Balkans

Project is dealing with the contribution to the development of the reception system of different categories of migrants and open and tolerant society.

Project objectives:
(1) sensitising local population towards asylum seekers;
(2) strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs) and decision-makers at the local level for the support to asylum seekers;
(3) improving knowledge of key actors about the treatment of asylum seekers and migrants;

Activities:
1. Mapping CSO and actors at the local level to work on sensitising local communities for understanding the situation of asylum seekers and migrants;
2. Preparing campaigns to sensitise local communities for understanding the situation of asylum seekers and migrants;
3. Developing a practical guide on standards of treatment of migrants and information about key stakeholders;

Target groups: CSOs in 5 regions in Serbia (southern Serbia, eastern Serbia, Vojvodina, Belgrade and central Serbia, Sandzak), asylum seekers, local decision-makers, professional staff working in asylum centres and other institutions of importance for the functioning of the asylum system, citizens.

Implementation period: September 2014-December 2015

Geographical area: Serbia: southern Serbia (Vranje and Niš), eastern Serbia (Dimitrovgrad and Pirot), Vojvodina (Subotica, Šid), Belgrade and central Serbia (Lajkovac, Valjevo, Bogovađa, Banja Koviljača, Loznica), Sandžak (Tutin, Sjenica) .

Donor: Open Society Foundation Serbia

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