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6 May 2015
A record 38 million internally displaced persons in the world
Geneva, 6 May 2015 - "There are a record 38 million people displaced within their own countries due to conflict or violence. This is equal to the total population of London, New York and Beijing together. These are the scariest numbers of forcibly displaced people in the last generation", said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).Center for monitoring of internal displacement (IDMC), part of the NRC, published a report at the ... more
24 April 2015
13 prefabricated houses for families of internally displaced persons from Kosovo and Metohija and socially vulnerable families
Memorandum of understanding between the City of Pozarevac, the UNHCR and the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration on the construction of 13 prefabricated houses in Kostolac settlement Kanal, for families of internally displaced persons from Kosovo and Metohija and socially vulnerable families was signed.Prefabricated houses will be built owing to the funds provided by the EU Delegation in Serbia, and the value of the project is about 250,000 EUR. This project is part of a ... more
22 April 2015
High-ranking delegation of the Kingdom of Belgium visits the Commissariat
Delegation of the Kingdom of Belgium, led by Theo Franken, Secretary of State for Asylum, Migration and Administrative Reform, visited the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia.The aim of the visit was to inform the Belgian delegation with the system and current situation in the field of asylum in the Republic of Serbia, as well as the measures undertaken by the Republic of Serbia in the field of reintegration of returnees ... more
14 April 2015
Budapest: Conference on migrants
Commissariat for Refugees and Migration participated from 8 to 10 April 2015 at an international conference with the theme "Responses and alternatives to growing migratory pressure in Europe with emphasis on the potential of social integration of specific groups of migrants". The conference was organized by the Hungarian Office of Immigration and Nationality, to exchange knowledge and experience between participating countries, as well as the exchange of information and best practices. Apart from representatives of the Republic ... more
7 April 2015
Signing of the contract with the City of Belgrade on the implementation of the third RHP sub-project
Agreement with the City of Belgrade on construction of 235 housing units and 80 prefabricated houses and allocation of 350 packages of construction materials and 50 rural households within the third sub-project of the Regional Housing Programme of the Republic of Serbia (RHP) was signed on 6 April 2015 in the City. The agreement was signed by Vladimir Cucić, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration, Belgrade Mayor Sinisa Mali and Goran Kvrgić, Director of Project Implementation Unit. It ... more
2 April 2015
Tenth working meeting with the trustees for refugees and migration
From 30 March to 1 April 2015 the tenth meeting with the trustees for refugees and migration was held in Arandjelovac, in the presence of representatives of the international community, partner countries in the implementation of Regional Housing Programme and the media. Topics of the working meeting were related to the implementation and progress of the Regional Housing Programme of the Republic of Serbia, and the second part of the program was dedicated to the asylum. The ... more
26 March 2015
Second part of the expert mission on the reintegration of returnees under the readmission agreement
The Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia via the “Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument” (TAIEX) of the European Commission, organized second part of the Expert Mission on indicators for reintegration of returnees. The expert mission was held in Belgrade on 23-25 of March, 2015 in the premises of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration.The mission brought together high level experts dealing with the reintegration of returnees in the Republic of ... more
19 March 2015
Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe visits the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia
Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Nikolaos Sitaropoulos, deputy director of the Office of the Commissioner and Erliha Bičakčić, advisor, were yesterday for a  working visit to the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia.Duties of the Commissioner include issues related to vulnerable population groups, with special emphasis on the Roma, refugees and internally displaced persons.Topics discussed during the meeting were the status of refugees and internally ... more
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
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