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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
15 April 2014
Donation of ten greenhouses for refugees in Pančevo
Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency and the Turkish Embassy in Belgrade donated ten greenhouses for refugees living in Pančevo.It is a greenhouse "Hermes 5" with an irrigation system.This support is important for refugees engaged in agricultural production and will help their economic empowerment. Also, the territory of the municipality of Pančevo is suitable for farming and growing vegetables in greenhouses and this donation will be beneficial to the local community as well. ... more
11 April 2014
The European Union with 14 million EUR helps improve the living conditions of forced migrants
On Wednesday 9 April 2014 in Pančevo was signed Memorandum of Understanding. This memorandum establishes cooperation in providing housing solutions for refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees under the readmission agreement which are accommodated in collective center "Centar TO Pancevo". In this way the beginning of the project "For a better life" was formally marked. This project is funded by the European Union and project users are Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations, Office for Kosovo ... more
10 April 2014
The representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations participated in a meeting of the Board of ENARO network
The representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations of the Republic of Serbia took part in a meeting of the Governing Board of the European Network of Asylum Reception Organizations (ENARO), which was held on 3 and 4 April 2014 in the premises of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Valetta in Malta.During the two-day meeting reports of the participating countries on developments in the asylum systems in the period of December 2013 ... more
4 April 2014
Announcement of Ministry of Foreign Affairs on ceasing refugee status of refugees from the Republic of Croatia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its deep dissatisfaction with the recommendation of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to cease refugee status to the refugees from the Republic of Croatia. The decision was made by High Commissioner without consultation with the member states of the UN and despite the strong opposition of the Republic of Serbia as the country with the largest number of refugees from Croatia (41,861).The Republic of Serbia has repeatedly and at ... more
28 March 2014
Cooperation between Serbia and Hungary in the field of asylum continues - Representatives of the Commissariat visited the Documentation Centre in Budapest
The representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations of the Republic of Serbia on 25 and 26 March 2014 visited the Documentation Center within the Office of Citizenship and Immigration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Hungary.This visit is part of a joint project between the two countries, funded by the European Commission, which aims to improve the asylum system of the Republic of Serbia and the exchange of experiences in this field.This ... more
26 February 2014
SDC representatives have visited the Asylum Centre in Obrenovac
On 26 February 2014 representatives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation visited the Asylum Centre in Obrenovac.This visit is part of a national project “Support to the National Coordination for Reintegration of Returnees”- Phase II, funded by the SDC , which aims to improve the asylum system and readmission in Serbia.Vladimir Cucić, Commissioner for Refugees and Migrations, informed representatives of SDC with the current situation in the field of asylum and facilities of ... more
25 February 2014
During 2013 the civil society projects funded with 13 million RSD
Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations of the Republic of Serbia from budget funds financed a number of projects of non-governmental organizations.Projects are usually financed for refugees from former Yugoslavia and internally displaced persons from Kosovo and Metohija. After gaining competencies in the field of asylum and readmission, Commissariat allocates amount of its funds for NGO projects dealing with returnees under readmission agreement and asylum seekers.Funded projects are aimed at preserving the cultural identity of end ... more
24 February 2014
Cooperation between Serbia and Hungary in the field of asylum
The representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Interior visited the Office of Citizenship and Immigration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Hungary on 20 and 21 February 2014.This visit is part of a joint project between the two countries, funded by the European Commission, which aims to improve the asylum system of the Republic of Serbia and the exchange of experiences in this ... more
13 February 2014
The deadline for applications for housing in areas of special state concern expires on 31 March 2014
Applying for housing in areas of special state concern is underway. It expires on 31 March 2014.Requests may be submitted at the offices of the state administration in the counties authorized by the place in which housing is sought and to one of the following models of housing:- lease family house or flat owned by the state,- lease damaged family house owned by the state and the provision of building materials,- donation of plot in ... more
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6 February 2014
SDC high representative visited Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations
Adrian Maître, Deputy Director of the Department for Cooperation with Eastern Europe, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), visited today Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations.Meeting held in the Commissariat is part of a week-long visit to Serbia, which aims to present a new strategy for cooperation with Serbia for the period of 2014 - 2017.Partnership in the field of migration plays a significant role in the new strategy, given the very significant long-term ... more
5 February 2014
Kladovo: Eight families moved into the apartments
A total of eight families, six families of most vulnerable refugees and IDPs accommodated in collective center "Karatas " in Kladovo and two families of socially vulnerable local population, on Wednesday 5 February 2014. moved into their apartments. They moved into the residential units of social housing in a supportive environment. Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia and the Danish Refugee Council in cooperation with the municipality of Kladovo have realized from the ... more
31 January 2014
CRS website got a new subpage
Website of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations of the Republic of Serbia got a new subpage for legal and natural persons who have a need for information regarding the returnees under the Readmission agreement.On this subpage one can find the contact information of all relevant institutions and agencies in the cities/municipalities.In this way, it is significantly facilitated and accelerated access to the necessary information about the city/municipality and asylum seekers, which are of importance ... more
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