News and events

10. 6. 2020.

Public Call for Roma and Other Marginalised Groups’ Employment Support

The public call under the project “Increased Chances for Improved Employment Opportunities in Western Serbia” for the selection of beneficiaries for employment support through business start-ups, support for agricultural households and internships is underway.

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5. 6. 2020.

Signing of Implementation Agreement between GIZ and Serbian Deputy Prime Minister

Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Prof. Dr. Zorana Mihajlović signed today with the German Organization for International Cooperation - GIZ Implementation Agreement "Inclusion of Roma and other marginalized groups in the Republic of Serbia", worth 10 million euros.

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27. 5. 2020.

By Donating Protective and IT Equipment GIZ Lends Support to Towns and Municipalities

Under the project “Inclusion of Roma and Other Marginalised Groups in Serbia”, German Development Cooperation has lent support to towns and municipalities in combating the further spread of the coronavirus in Serbia by providing protective and IT equipment through crisis response teams, call centres, and other relevant local bodies.

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18. 5. 2020.

Support in education

As of February 2020 until May 2021, CSO “Pomoć Deci” is supporting Roma and other marginalized groups in better and easier access to education. The activities are part of German Development cooperation project “lnclusion of Roma and other marginalized groups in Serbia” , implemented by GIZ in Serbia, and supported by consortium GFA Consulting Group GMbH in the lead. . Measures are carried out in Vranje, Surdulica, and Subotica, targeting Roma returnees, as well as local Roma, up to 40 years of age, who have not completed their mandatory education.

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14. 5. 2020.

GIZ Assistance Packages for 75 Socially Vulnerable Families

In helping the socially vulnerable families overcome the crisis caused by the corona virus epidemic, the German Development Cooperation project “Inclusion of Roma and Other Marginalised Groups in Serbia” is to donate, in partnership with the City of Belgrade and the Secretariat for Social Protection, and in cooperation with the Red Cross Belgrade, food and hygiene products assistance packages to socially disadvantaged families and families in substandard Roma settlements in Belgrade.

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8. 5. 2020.

Invitation to Participate in On-The-Job Training

The project Inclusion of Roma and Other Marginalised Groups in Serbia is being implemented under the German Development Cooperation. The project is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia as the Chair of the Coordination Body for Monitoring the Implementation of the Strategy for Social Inclusion of Roma in the Republic of Serbia for the period 2016-2025, and with support from the GFA Consulting Group GmbH.

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8. 5. 2020.

Public Call for Companies

We hereby invite all companies operating in the private sector in the following municipalities: Apatin, Sombor, Kula, Žabalj, Bačka Palanka, Titel and Šabac, to apply for participation in the on-the-job training programme for the unemployed Roma. The training programme will be implemented under the German Development Cooperation project Inclusion of Roma and Other Marginalised Groups in Serbia, in cooperation with the Know How Centre.

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5. 5. 2020.

How to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus – Preventative Measures

The coronavirus causes COVID-19, the disease most people experience as a common cold (runny nose, sore throat, fever, fatigue, cough, loss of taste...). A person may contract the coronavirus in close contact with an infected person (through droplets released by sneezing, coughing or breathing)

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7. 4. 2020.

Defying Stereotypes and Prejudice as Precondition for Improved Position of Roma

The main precondition for a step forward in improving the position of Roma is to combat stereotypes still persistent at all levels of the society, limiting access to education, health and social care, employment and housing – as concluded at the panel discussion held in Niš at Deli Co-Working Space.

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24. 3. 2020.

NUMBERS OF RETURNEES UNDER THE READMISSION AGREEMENT ARE WANING, BUT THEIR NEEDS FOR REINTEGRATION SUPPORT HAVE INTENSIFIED

Numbers of asylum seekers in the EU member states originating from Serbia have been diminishing for years, and numbers of returnees under the Readmission Agreement have fallen accordingly. Numbers of registered returnees, or persons who unreasonably reside in the territory of another county and are returning to Serbia either voluntarily or by force, as referred to in this Agreement, have fallen from 4,974 in 2015 to 2,489 in 2018.

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