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Help for children and young people

The “Centre for Youth Integration” helps children and young people in everyday life and with training.

Its services include:

  • Help with starting a career
  • Vocational training programmes for young people
  • Psychosocial support

It also has two places in Belgrade where children can eat and wash themselves.

Worth knowing Belgrade Serbian free of charge children and young people who have come back to Serbia from Germany or other EU countries, especially those from Roma families. Age: 5 to 15 years for direct help in the centres. 16 to 25 years for the training programmes.
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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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Help for women

The Bibija Roma Women’s Center in Belgrade helps women.

You can take various training courses here. For example:

  • Health care
  • Self-defence This is where you can learn how to protect yourself from violence.
  • Vocational training courses.

And this is where you can find out about your rights.

You do not have to pay for these training courses and other services.

You will find further details on the website. 

Worth knowing The services are free of charge. For more information, you can contact the German Information Centre on Migration, Training and Employment (DIMAK) directly.
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Against violence and human trafficking

The Citizens Association for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and All Forms of Gender-Based Violence (Atina) helps victims of human trafficking and violence.

There is a house in Belgrade where you can get temporary protection. Atina also provides help in other ways. For example:

  • Looking for new accommodation or a new apartment
  • Legal advice
  • Medical support
  • Psychological support

You will find more information on the website and on Facebook. You can also pass on the information to other people who are affected. Call if you have questions or need help. You do not have to pay for any services provided by Atina.

Worth knowing The services are free of charge.
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Sexual health and rights

The Serbian Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) provides you with information about your rights and about sexual health.

It offers advice on sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS.

You can also get psychological support.

SRH also provides help with the following:

  • Getting health insurance
  • Applying for personal documents

SRH has contact centres in:

  • Belgrade.
  • Niš.
  • Bujanovac.
  • Zajecar.

The contact centres are located in public institutions such as municipal authorities. You can go there directly. The mediators are available to you there Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 16:00.

You do not have to pay for this advisory service. 

Worth knowing The services are free of charge. Belgrade, Niš, Bujanovac, Zajecar. For more information, you can contact the German Information Centre on Migration, Training and Employment (DIMAK) directly.
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Refuge for children

The Children’s Shelter in Belgrade helps children and young people who no longer have a family or whose family is not able to look after them.

It offers food and a place to sleep. The children and young people are looked after and can take part in various programmes:

  • Help with homework
  • Creative workshops
  • Educational programmes
  • Sports

The children and young people can also obtain psychological support.

Worth knowing The service is free of charge. Children and young people
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Help in legal matters

The Association of Roma Prokuplje offers legal advice.

A lawyer can come out to the residential estates in Prokuplje or Bojnik and provide you with legal advice. You can discuss various legal matters.

You will find further details on the Facebook page.

You do not have to pay for this service.

Worth knowing You do not have to pay for this service.
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Legal support

“Praxis” is an NGO that provides advice in various legal areas. You can get help with applying for personal documents.

And “Praxis” can also authenticate your certificates for you.

You will find more information on the website and on Facebook.

You do not have to pay for these services.

Worth knowing The services are free of charge.
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Help with legal matters

The pravnapomoc.org website provides help on legal matters. It is supported by the Serbian government and the EU.

The website provides details of legal advice centres in a number of towns and cities. You can obtain advice on the following:

  • Protecting your property rights
  • Applying for personal documents
  • Other legal matters

Your specific case is discussed in detail. If you have to go to court, you can get a lawyer to represent you in certain cases. You do not have to pay for this advice and legal representation.

See the website for further details.

Worth knowing The services are free of charge.
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Legal support

Yucom can help you if you would like to apply for personal documents such as a passport. You can have certificates and other official documents authenticated by Yucom.

Yucom can also advise you if you have questions about legal matters.

You will find further details on the website. The website also has a map showing other organisations which provide free support in legal matters. 

The service is free of charge.

Worth knowing The service is free of charge.
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Legal support

CHRIS can provide you with legal advice.

You will find out more about your rights and you can obtain help if you have legal problems.

In serious cases, CHRIS lawyers can represent you in court.

CHRIS lawyers work in numerous towns and cities.

You will find more information on the website and Facebook page.

The service is free of charge.

Worth knowing The service is free of charge.
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Commitment to human rights

The Sandzak Committee for the Protection of Human Rights and Freedoms advises you if you have been the victim of discrimination.

There are various forms of discrimination. For example:

  • Discrimination at the workplace
  • Discrimination based on your religion
  • Discrimination based on your gender

You can also consult the committee if you have been the victim of violence.

You will find further details on the website. The services are free of charge.

Worth knowing The services are free of charge.
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