Duration: January 2018 – June 2020

Donor: German Government / GIZ

Budget: 2.943.105,90 EUR

Region: Republic of Serbia, country wide with special focus on Nis, Leskovac, Pirot, Vranje, Bujanovac, Subotica, Kragujevac, Krusevac, Pozarevac, Belgrade

Target group: returnees, asylum seekers, socially vulnerable population


The overall objective of the project is migration management and support to return of asylum seekers.

The specific objectives of the project are establishment of the information centres to support the reintegration of returnees, improvement of living conditions of extremely vulnerable families, creation of employment opportunities and establishment of partnerships for Roma and other vulnerable population groups by encouraging entrepreneurship and development of cooperatives, improvement of qualifications, competences and competitiveness of the target population groups.



In partnership with the League of Roma and the Yurom Centre, information centres (hubs) will be established to improve the communication flow between the returnees/asylum seekers with the relevant institutional points including programme available assistance, like provision of the support measures for the inclusion of returnees/asylum seekers into the formal education system through language courses, provision of learning materials etc. The project will also provide the minimum sanitary and housing conditions through construction, reconstruction/adaptation and provision of basic furniture and/or household appliances for extremely vulnerable population.

The target group will also be supported through provision of in-kind grants for the individual micro businesses, direct assistance for the establishment and/or development expansion of 3 cooperatives consisting in total of at least 24 direct members.

The target group – Roma and other vulnerable population groups will be provided with the professional/vocational education and training including networking, study field visits, fairs, etc. for approx. 700 participants in total.

It is expected that the project activities will result in:

  • Establishment of at least 8 information centres (hubs) dealing with the readmission issues providing accurate information, advice and legal support to returnees,
  • At least 350 returnee children will be assisted through the additional support measures for the inclusion of the returnee children into the formal education system,
  • At least 150 families (approx. 600 individuals of returnees and local extremely vulnerable individuals – EVIs) assisted through construction/reconstruction/adaptation and or furnishing of their homes,
  • At least 250 unemployed individuals (approx. 1000 persons – total family members) Roma and marginalized non-Roma assisted through in-kind grants for income generating activities,
  • At least 24 persons engaged through project activity establishment and/or development expansion of three cooperatives,

At least 700 persons assisted through professional/vocational trainings including different forms of networking, study field visits, fairs etc. for improvement of their knowledge, skills and qualifications among targeted groups thus facilitating their access to employment opportunities.