This project contributes to building a coordinated and effective response to essential protection needs of refugees and migrants in Serbia and Macedonia.
The overarching objective of the project is to develop support and protection services targeting the most vulnerable among refugees and migrants on the Western Balkans route, but also to enhance coordination and networking among agencies and organizations providing assistance and facilitating inclusion of CSOs, as well as strengthening local resources.
Through a sub-granting scheme managed by Group 484, the network of projects for providing various services will be developed: psychosocial and intercultural support particularly targeting children and women; activities promoting positive attitudes towards integration of refugees and migrants in local communities; provision of educational services to children in asylum and reception centers in Serbia and Macedonia; distribution of food and non-food items; small-scale infrastructure works in asylum and reception centers, as well as in municipalities with a large number of migrants and refugees in Serbia and Macedonia.
Serbian and Macedonian civil society organizations and institutions in the public/government sector are the key target group of this project, i.e. those capable for providing relevant and high-quality protection services to refugees and migrants in these two countries.
Children and adolescents, particularly unaccompanied and separated minors, women and girls, single parents, persons with disabilities and/or health issues, as well as other vulnerable groups and individuals will be particularly targeted.
December 15, 2015 – December 31, 2018
Serbia and Macedonia
Donor: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade
December 28, 2017. Information about the projects supported within “Solidarity Network: Building the Common Efforts for Refugees and Migrants Protection” in 2017 visit HERE
January 27, 2017. Information about the projects supported within “Solidarity Network: Building the Common Efforts for Refugees and Migrants Protection” in 2016 visit HERE
CALLS FOR PROPOSALS
December 22, 2016. Group 484 is implementing the project “Solidarity Network: Building the Common Efforts for Refugees and Migrants Protection”, with the support of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade.
Through this project, Group 484 is launching Open Call for Proposals in the field of support and protection services targeting the most vulnerable among refugees and migrants in Serbia and Macedonia.
Call for Proposals and application forms can be downloaded HERE.
This is now OPEN for applications.
September 27, 2016. Group 484 is implementing the project “Solidarity Network: Building the Common Efforts for Refugees and Migrants Protection”, with the support of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade.
Through this project, Group 484 is launching Call for Proposals by Invitation in the field of support and protection services targeting the most vulnerable among refugees and migrants in Serbia and Macedonia. Group 484 is inviting preselected organizations dealing with refugees to apply for financial support. List of preselected organizations can be found HERE.
Call for Proposals can be downloaded HERE.
This is now CLOSED for applications.
Project deals with contribution to creation of intercultural school environment and joint living of children and adults in Bujanovac, and thus to improved social integration and cohesion.
Project goal is decreasing of interethnic distance among youth in Bujanovac.
- Improved students’ intercultural competences, including knowledge about cultures present in their community, as well as about “shared values”, through intercultural trainings and youth campaigns for students of 2 secondary schools and 8 primary schools;
- ICE integrated in the teaching process of the 2 secondary schools and 8 primary schools, through trainings for teachers and research projects;
- Cooperation between 2 secondary schools and 8 primary schools established;
Target groups: Total 3500 children: 480 student directly involved in intensive ICE training, 240 students will participate in the research projects, 1920 students will be reached by the trained students through knowledge transfer, all 3500 students will be reached through youth promotional campaigns; 280 teachers; 20 members of school management from 10 schools and 480 parents; minimum 6 persons from local government in charge of education and protection of human rights, local school administration and Ministry of Education.
Implementation period: from 01 April 2017 to 31 December 2019
Geographical area: Municipality of Bujanovac
Partner: Government of Serbia Coordination Body`s Office for the Municipalities of Preševo, Bujanovac and Medveđa
Donor: Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation
Psychosocial Support to Migrant and Refugee Children, Women and Parents/Care-Givers in the Bogovađa Asylum Centre
The project is dealing with strengthening the psychosocial wellbeing of refugees and migrants in the Bogovađa Asylum Centre.
The main goal of the project is the psychosocial wellbeing of refugee and migrant children, women and parents/care-givers supported through an adequate psychosocial support programme.
- Providing psychosocial support to refugee and migrant children within the Child Friendly Space at the Bogovađa Asylum Centre
- Providing psychosocial support to women and parents/care-givers to strengthen self-confidence and resilience
- Increasing awareness-raising of general public on the position of refugees and migrants in Serbia
There are three major target groups: children, teenagers and women and parents/care givers accommodated in the Bogovađa Asylum Centre.
October 7, 2016 – December 31, 2016
Bogovađa Asylum Centre
Donor: Save the Children
Project deals with contribution to development of inclusive society in which everybody’s human rights and diversity are respected.
- To empower faculty students for promotion of asylum seekers’ and migrants’ rights;
- To provide social support through psychosocial and cultural activities to asylum seekers and migrants, especially children, teenagers and youth;
- To equip with knowledge educational and cultural workers on methodology for working with youth on understanding of position of asylum seekers and migrants, and to empower high school youth for intercultural dialogue;
- To empower students of social science and humanities to promote universal values of human rights through education and cultural practice;
- To influence citizens and local stakeholders to understand asylum-seekers’ position and support promotion of their rights;
- Support of asylum-seekers’ rights and promotion of their rights
- Trainings for students of social science and humanities on the protection and promotion of asylum seekers’ and migrants’ rights;
- Education of faculty students for promotion of asylum seekers rights: direct work with asylum seekers and activities of students’ reading club in field of migration studies;
- Provision of psycho-social support and organization of cultural activities in centers for accommodation of asylum seekers;
- Promotion of regional cultural diversity
- Organization of seminars for educational and cultural workers on methodology for working with youth in order to understand position of asylum seekers and migrants
- Educational support for high-school students who participate in reading clubs
- Seminar for students of social science and humanities about the role of education and culture in transformation of society.
- Promotion of asylum seekers’ rights and intercultural dialogue
- Organization of campaigns for promotion of asylum seekers’ rights, intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity
Target groups: students of social sciences, eduactional and cultural workers from OCD’s and educational and cultural institutions, high-school students, asylum seekers, local and national decision makers in the fiels of human rights, education and cultural policies. Also, citizens of Subotica, Šid and Vranje.
January 2016 – September 2016
Geographical area: Subotica, Šid and Vranje
Donor: CCFD – Terre Solidaire
- a) ensuring transparency of the process of negotiations;
- b) establishing a viable mechanism for independent monitoring of Serbia’s track record in areas related to human rights, judiciary, rule of law, and home affairs;
- c) regularly reporting on findings, initiate dialogues and debates, creating internal pressure on the government to efficiently and effectively work on improving Serbian society.
1) Communication activities: development of the website, press clipping activities, building relations with selected group of journalists, and facilitate production of relevant investigative stories
2) development of the “prEUgovor” report twice a year, conducting desk research and field monitoring activities
3) Capacity building that will include various forms of exchange of experiences, but also peer training events among members of the “prEUgovor” coalition.
Target groups: Decision and policy makers, civil society representatives, the media, general public.
Implementation period: August 2015- August 2016
Geographic area: Serbia
Partners: ASTRA – Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, Autonomous Women Center, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, Centre for Applied European Studies, Centre for Investigative Reporting, Group 484, Transparency Serbia.
Donor: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade
Project aims to achieve common understanding of the Action Plan, to reconfirm the true substance of the protection of rights of refugees and migrants, and to avoid harsh rhetoric within and between the countries in the region.
1) To advocate for protection of rights of migrants and those in need of the international protection in the context of the new EU Action Plan for WB route;
2) To advocate for the improvement of the national asylum and migration policies and common understanding of the new EU approach towards WB route;
1) Development of the research methodology and the content of the policy paper/brief on the EU Action Plan and its consequences;
2) Monitoring activities: conducting field research, interviews with stakeholders responsible for the Action Plan implementation as well as with international organisations;
3) Creation and promotion of the policy paper/brief.
Implementation period: January 2016 – June 2016
Geographic area: Croatia, Serbia.
Partners: Center for Piece Studies
Donor: Dutch Council for Refugees
The overall project’s objective is youth empowered for building open society through intercultural dialogue and social activism, especially in giving support to marginalized individuals and communities.
Specific project’s objectives:
1) Youth empowered for intercultural dialogue at the local, national and regional level.
2) Youth empowered for active participation in a community and giving support to vulnerable co-citizens.
3) Institutional framework developed for supporting intercultural dialogue and social activism at the local, national, regional and European level.
High school students (aged 15 to 19) including different ethnic groups and vulnerable population (youth at the risk of poverty, etc.); University students (aged 19 to 25) of social science (education studies, political science, philosophy, literature and humanities); University students (aged 19 to 25) of political science (social work and policy) and educational science; educational and cultural workers, local government bodies and competent ministries (education and science, culture, human and minority rights).
Implementation period: May 2014 – April 2016
Donor: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
The project deals with strengthening the protection of unaccompanied and separated child migrants in Serbia and Macedonia.
The main goals of the project are to provide piloting of accessible and effective protection of the unaccompanied and separated child migrants, improve awareness about scope and complexity of the issue, enhance capacities of civil society organizations and local institutions and produce positive changes in relevant legislation and policies.
1.Direct assistance to unaccompanied and separated child migrants (psychosocial support)
2.Needs assessment on protection mechanism of unaccompanied and separated child migrants
3.Capacity-building of the CSOs and local institutions involved in the protection of separated and unaccompanied child migrants
4.Policy paper on protection of unaccompanied and separated child migrants and related advocacy activities
- Unaccompanied and separated child migrants in Macedonia and Serbia
- CSOs and local institutions involved in the protection of separated and unaccompanied child migrants
- Decision makers responsible for the protection of unaccompanied and separated child migrants
1 December 2015 – 30 November 2016
Serbia and Macedonia (capitals and local communities within the migration route, i.e. entry, transit, reception or exit sites)
Partners: Macedonian Young Lawyers Association (MYLA)
Donor: Royal Netherlands Embassy in Serbia