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Advice relevant to your situation

You’re looking for advice that provides a good overview. You’re living in Serbia or have returned to Serbia from abroad. Are you finding it difficult to integrate? Or do you have a business idea that you’d like to turn into reality? Would you like further training? Or are you looking for a job?
Then you can get help from the German Information Centre on Migration, Vocational Training and Employment (DIMAK). In addition to its 2 main centres in Belgrade, there are 6 hotspot offices in Novi Pazar, Kraljevo, Bor, Novi Sad, Kruševac and Niš.
You can go to these to find out, for example:

  • How and where you can ask for emergency accommodation
  • How and where you can get an identity card or health insurance
  • Your rights and the services to which you are entitled
  • How to find a job or a suitable training course
  • How to submit the best job application

Your current situation may be very difficult. Perhaps you or a member of your family feels unable to cope. Here, too, DIMAK can provide support. It can refer you to people who will listen to you and help you. These people are trained in psychosocial work. Their goal is to help you rediscover your potential, build your self-confidence and set you on the path to a new improved situation.

Here you can learn more about this and how the centre can support you.

You are welcome to contact DIMAK on site, by phone or online for further information.

Contact details for the centres:

Opening hours: weekdays, 8:30 to 12:30
Telephone: +38162204258
+38163415294 (New Belgrade)

Novi Pazar
Opening hours: Mondays, 8:30 to 12:30
Telephone: +381695518891

Opening hours: Tuesdays, 8:30 to 12:30
Telephone: +381638557494

Opening hours: Tuesdays, 8:30 to 12:30
Telephone: +381695518893

Novi Sad
Opening hours: Tuesdays, 8:30 to 12:30
Telephone: +381631117019

Opening hours: Thursdays, 8:30 to 12:30
Telephone: +381631117024

Opening hours: Fridays, 8:30 to 12:30
Telephone: +381695518892

Worth knowing Place: Belgrade, Novi Pazar, Kraljevo, Bor, Novi Sad, Kruševac, Niš Language / languages: Serbian, English Costs: This service is free of charge. Target group: returnees and the local population
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Better opportunities in the job market

The Serbian National Employment Agency (NSZ) offers education and training programmes.
By taking part, you can learn new skills. This helps you to improve your opportunities in the job market.

The NSZ also offers you:

  • Internships
  • Training courses leading to additional qualifications
  • Training on starting a business
  • Training courses in cooperation with employers
  • Vocational development for adults
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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:

  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)
  7. Referral system for examination for the purpose of mental health protection

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

For more information please contact the German Information Centre on Migration, Training and Employment (DIMAK) in person, via telephone or online.

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Support with job hunting

The network of migration service centres includes seven centres. These centres are based in branches of the National Employment Service.

The centres help returnees in the following areas:

  • Job hunting:
    • The centres provide information on vacancies.
    • The centres give information on jobs in the public sector as well as seasonal jobs.
  • The centres make referrals to training programmes and also offer advice.

This advice for example includes:

  • opportunities to make use of employment incentives,
  • subsidies for starting your own business.
Worth knowing Place: in Belgrade and other towns and cities Language / languages: Serbian Costs: free of charge Target group: returnees under the readmission agreement as well as voluntary returnees
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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

DIMAK's contacts can be found here.

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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.
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Advice and financial support

Solidarity Service International (SODI) supports you in setting up your own business. SODI offers business training for entrepreneurs.

This training includes the following:

  • Business start-up advice
  • Help in drawing up a business plan
  • Help in analysing the market

You can apply to SODI for financial support when you have completed the training.

For more information, feel free to contact the German Information Centre on Migration, Training and Employment (DIMAK) via phone, e-mail or in person.

You will find further details on SODI’s Facebook page or website.

You do not have to pay for this advisory service.

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Business plan and financial support

The Ecumenical Humanitarian Organisation (EHO) provides various training courses to support people who want to set up their own business.

There is a training course that teaches you how to write a business plan. The business plan explains your business idea. You list how much money you need and what you will use it for.

Your business plan can be used to apply to the EHO for financial support.

You will find further details on the website. You do not have to pay for these services.

Worth knowing Place: Belgrad Duration: 2022 to 2025
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Various training courses

The Help association supports you in improving your prospects. The association offers various training courses. For example:

  • Baker
  • Carpenter
  • Hairdressing
  • Metalworker
  • Farmer
  • Builder

The training courses last approximately three months. They are divided into a theoretical and a practical section. You can be awarded a certificate when you have completed the course.

You will find further details on the website. If you have questions, call the office in your town or write an email.

You do not have to pay for these services.

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Vocational training programmes for Roma

The Association of Roma Prokulpje offers vocational training programmes and training courses in Prokuplje and Bojnik.

You can take a vocational training programme in various areas, for example:

  • Digital marketing
  • Accounting
  • Cosmetics
  • Hairdressing

You can also get help:

  • In looking for a job
  • If you want to write an application
  • If you want to improve your CV

See the Facebook page for further details. If you have questions, write an email or call.

You do not have to pay for these services.

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Application training

The Roma Centre can help you look for a job. It offers various training courses. You can learn how to improve your applications and your CV. This will increase your chances of finding a job in Serbia.

The centre has offices in:

  • Kragujevac
  • Kruševac
  • Planned for: Kostolac.

You will find details on the website and on Facebook. If you have questions, feel free to call or write an email.

You do not have to pay for these services.

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