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Assistance after returning

Help with renovations and buying a house

The Commissariat for Refugees and Migration in the Republic of Serbia (KIRS) helps returnees to obtain accommodation. This help is intended for those who don’t have anywhere to live and are not in a position to organise accommodation for their family.

KIRS offers help with finding and organising accommodation to people who have returned to Serbia:

  • Allocation of building materials
  • Purchase of inventory from rural households
  • Application for social housing

Returnees need to get in touch with their local migration commissioner if they wish to apply for the selected benefit.

Worth knowing returnees from Germany and other countries as well as socially vulnerable groups
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New opportunities after returning

The NGO Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V. and the League of Roma – Standing Conference of the Roma Associations of Citizens (SKRUG) are offering help to people who have returned to Serbia under the readmission agreement. They use their network of local information centres to do this.

The NGO Help offers various services to assist people who returned in 2020 and 2021:

  1. Information and help for returnees and those who are socially vulnerable
  2. Restoring, adapting and equipping the homes of returnees and the socially vulnerable with basic furniture and appliances
  3. Equipment relating to self-employment and employment to help individual micro-businesses started by Roma, returnees and the socially vulnerable
  4. Business and vocational training to improve the knowledge, skills and qualifications of the unemployed, Roma, returnees and those who are socially vulnerable
  5. The provision of school supplies to help children and socially disadvantaged families to integrate into the formal education system
  6. Emergency aid in cooperation with DIMAK (if required)

There are no specific conditions regarding this help; more information will be provided in a personal conversation.

Worth knowing throughout Serbia 2020 to 2021 people who have returned from Germany to Serbia under the readmission agreement.
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Help for families who have returned home

The Ecumenical Humanitarian Organisation (EHO) has a number of active projects ongoing in the period from 2020 to 2022. Some of these projects are offered nationwide. Other projects are only available in Vojvodina province.

•    Nationwide projects in Serbia:
There are lots of projects for people who have come back from Germany to Serbia. These projects are offered by 32 local and/or district governments:

  • Housing improvements and subsidies for restoring dwellings
  • Help with a new economic start, such as starting a business
  • Referral of returnees to partner institutions and associations

•    Projects in Vojvodina province:

  1. Financial start-up packages for people in need as well as educational opportunities for children and young people
  2. Mentors to provide individual care for children in partner primary schools, examples:
  • Workshops for children in partner primary schools
  • Provision of school supplies in partner primary schools
  • Translation of school certificates and help with the recognition of school-leaving qualifications
  • Start-up grants for people starting a business
  • Help with setting up small businesses
  • Advisory support for those who receive financial start-up assistance under the project
  • Training courses for those starting a business

If you need any of these help packages, please contact the Information Centre.

Worth knowing Serbia, Vojvodina 2020 to 2022 People who returned to Serbia from the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg in 2019 and 2020.
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Advice on all aspects of reintegration

You can get information and advice from the German Information Centre for Migration, Training and Employment (DIMAK). Each consultation is designed exclusively to meet your needs.

This offer is aimed at:

  • Returnees from Germany and other countries
  • Locals who are interested in emigrating to Germany

DIMAK helps you with your return and reintegration and can refer you to the appropriate agencies. These can be governmental and non-governmental institutions dealing with areas like:

  • Job hunting in Serbia
  • How to start your own business in Serbia
  • How to assert your rights The opportunities that may be available
  • “Social protection” as a key concept
  • Improving your qualifications
Worth knowing Belgrade Serbian free of charge returnees and locals
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Registration at the airport

You can get advice on your return at the readmissions office at Nikola Tesla airport. Staff of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia (KIRS) work here.

KIRS offers you:

  • Help with registration
  • Information about your rights
  • Advice on opportunities
  • Transport to the centre for emergency admissions in Bela Palanka
  • Contact with people who can help you in the municipalities

You will find further details on the website. If you have questions, you can call or write an email.

Worth knowing For more information, you can contact the German Information Centre on Migration, Training and Employment (DIMAK) directly.
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