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10 March 2015
Movie on asylum directed by Zelimir Zilnik showed in Asylum center in Bogovadja
On Saturday 7 March 2015 at the Center for the accommodation of asylum seekers in Bogovadja film "Logbook Serbistan" directed by Želimir Žilnik was showed.Before the film a brief report on the asylum system was showed. Also, there was a discussion with the author about the current situation in the field of asylum and migration.Movie presentation was attended by representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Interior, ... more
6 March 2015
High Bavarian delegation visits Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia
Beate Merk, Minister for European and regional relations of the German state of Bavaria, accompanied by a delegation, visited the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia.Topics of the meeting were illegal migration, Serbia as a safe country of origin, the reintegration of returnees/deportees, asylum-seekers from third countries.The meeting was opened by Vladimir Cucić, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia, after which the guests were informed about the ... more
18 February 2015
Fourth meeting on Asylum
On Thursday and Friday 12 and 13 February 2015, a meeting was held dedicated to asylum issues in Serbia. This meeting gathered all stakeholders involved in asylum issues.     The meeting was attended by representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Centers for Social Welfare, Center for handicapped children "Cradle" from Subotica, and Laslo Cikos, State Secretary of the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Social Affairs and Veterans. The meeting was held at the ... more
19 January 2015
RHP Subproject II
Working meeting with the representatives of municipalities and cities
On Friday 16 January 2015 in Belgrade was held a working meeting with the representatives of municipalities and cities, which will be encompassed within the second sub-project of the Regional Housing Program of the Republic of Serbia. In those municipalities and cities allocation of construction material packages and purchasing of rural households will be implemented. Municipalities and cities participating in the Program were represented by the trustees for Migration, the Presidents of the Councils of ... more
16 January 2015
Commissariat holds annual press conference
On 15 January 2015, Commissariat for Refugees and Migration organized a working breakfast for the media representatives. The reason for the conference was summarizing the results achieved during 2014 and the announcement of activities for the year ahead. Working breakfast was attended by 20 journalists of electronic and print media. Media representatives were thanked for the correct reporting by Vladimir Cucić, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration, Svetlana Velimirovic, Deputy Commissionerand Danijela Popović Rocco, Assistant to the ... more
25 December 2014
Press release - Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia intensifies information campaign for the Regional Housing Programme
- Press release - Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia intensifies information campaign for the Regional Housing Programme New email address for communication with beneficiaries Belgrade, 23 December 2014 - Regional Housing Programme of the Republic of Serbia (RHP), whose implementation started and in the next five years aims to house 16,780 of the most vulnerable refugee families in Serbia, got a new email address through which all ... more
27 October 2014
The eighth meeting of the trustees of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration
The ninth annual meeting of the trustees for refugees and migration, with the motto ’’Time has come’’ was held in Soko Banja from 22 to 24 October 2014. This working meeting brought together trustees for refugees and migration, representatives from the international community and RHP partner countries.     The first day was dedicated to the closing of collective centers. During the second and third day the central theme was the Regional Housing Programme. Among the speakers were representatives ... more
6 October 2014
Five two-day meetings dedicated to LAPs and RHP held in September and October
Representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia held five two-day meetings with representatives of local government units. Municipal presidents, trustees, presidents of the councils for migrations, as well as representatives of UNHCR, OSCE and the PIU, and representatives of the City of Belgrade Secretariat for Social Welfare, were invited and participated in these meetings.   Meetings and trainings were held in September and October in Belgrade, Divčibare, Donji Milanovac, Sjenica and ... more
2 October 2014
Delivery of First Housing Solutions within Regional Housing Programme
The contracts with representatives from 9 municipalities and towns were signed on 2 October 2014 in Stara Pazova. Within the second RHP Serbia sub-project, 200 apartments for refugees will be built in Šid, Sremska Mitrovica, Šabac, Kruševac, Prokuplje, Paraćin, Kikinda, Bajina Bašta and Vršac. Ivica Dačić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vladimir Cucić, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration, Michael Davenport, EU Ambassador, Simon Henshaw, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of ... more
9 September 2014
Signing of a grant agreement for the second and third wave of RHP
The grant agreement for the second and third wave of the Regional Housing Programme of the Republic of Serbia was signed today in the Government of Serbia. The grant agreement, worth 26.7 million EUR, which provides housing for 1,585 of the most vulnerable refugee families in Serbia, was signed by Jadranka Joksimovic, Minister without portfolio responsible for European integration and Stephan Seleen, a representative of the Council of Europe Development Bank. Vladimir Cucić, Commissioner for Refugees and ... more
18 August 2014
Submit your request for an organized return to Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Commissariat for Refugees and Migration organizes return of refugees to Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Commissariat provides assistance to returnees in the form of transport of things and people to their places of origin and accompanies them to the border with Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The return process is carried out in cooperation with the Red Cross of Croatia and other relevant departments in the Republic of Croatia. Requirement for the returnees are that ... more
31 July 2014
Nineteen years after the "Storm"
On Monday 4 August 2014, nineteen years since the pogrom of the Serbian people, as a result of the Croatian military and police operation "Storm", will be marked. Memorial service for the victims of the "Storm" will be held at St. Marks Church in Belgrade on 4 August at 11:00.As a reminder, during the Croatian army action, which began on 4 August 1995, from the Republic of Croatia, for a few days, more than 200,000 ... more
30 June 2014
U.S. delegation visited collective center in Krnjača
Simon Henshaw, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration of the United States, visited with Daniela Popovic Rocco, Assistant Commissioner for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia and Jasmina Ivanovic, Secretary of Social Welfare of the City of Belgrade, the collective center PIM "Krnjača". Henshaw said that the United States are dedicated to millions of refugees around the world, including those in Serbia and the region, and are actively ... more
19 June 2014
Press release on the occasion of World Refugee Day
More than 43,000 refugees in Serbia
World Refugee Day, 20 June, Republic of Serbia marks with the highest number of refugees in Europe - 43,763 (32,371 from Croatia and 11,324 from Bosnia and Herzegovina). While marking this day, the Republic of Serbia is disappointed after recent recommendation of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to cease the refugee status to refugees from Croatia.This recommendation was made despite strong opposition of the Republic of Serbia, as country with the highest number ... more
6 June 2014
The fifth migration dialogue of the Republic of Serbia and the Swiss Confederation
The representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs visited Swiss Federal Office for Migration (FOM) in Bern on the 3rd and 4th of June 2014. Serbian delegation was led by Vladimir Cucić, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration, and the Swiss delegation was led by HE Eduard Gnesa, Special Ambassador of the Swiss Federal Office for Migration.On the first day of the visit working ... more
20 May 2014
7th Global Forum for Migration and Development
Representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia attended the 7th Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) focusing on “Unlocking the potential of migration for inclusive development”, that took place on 14-16 May 2014, in Stockholm. The main themes of the forum were integrating migration in global, regional and national development agendas, and migration as an enabler for inclusive economic and social development.     The Global Forum for Migration and Development is ... more
19 May 2014
Collecting humanitarian aid and donations from abroad
On the occasion of unprecedented natural disasters that struck the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia formed a Crisis Committee to coordinate activities related to the collection of humanitarian aid and donations from abroad.For this purpose all diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in the Republic of Serbia, as well as all the diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Serbia abroad, has been informed about necessary equipment ... more
19 May 2014
Payment of humanitarian aid through the PayPal service
From 18 May 2014 PayPal account has been active through which it is possible to pay humanitarian aid for flood victims in the Republic of Serbia. This way of paying is possible from 193 countries.Account belongs to the Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union in Brussels and this raised funds are directly transferred to the special account of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. This account has been opened to ... more
22 April 2014
Creative workshop held at the Asylum center in Obrenovac
Last week on 17 April 2014 Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations of the Republic of Serbia organized a creative workshop at the Asylum center in Obrenovac. This was one of the activities organized by the Commissariat in order to improve the quality and variety of services for asylum seekers and persons who have been granted some form of protection in the Republic of Serbia. The workshop was conceived as a process of artistic expression of feelings of ... more
16 April 2014
Veliki Mokri Lug: Construction of four buildings for refugees and internally displaced
Construction of 20 flats for refugees and displaced persons began yesterday in the Belgrade suburbia of Veliki Mokri Lug. The foundation stone of the new building was laid by the Commissioner for Refugees and Migrations Vladimir Cucić, president of the Provisional Council of Belgrade Siniša Mali, ambassadors of Japan and the United States Masafumi Kuroki and Michael Kirby and Vlade Divac.Three buildings with 60 apartments were already built so far in this neighborhood. Twenty apartments, ... more
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