CRS in Serbia


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CRS Partners in Serbia

Balkan Center for Migration and Humanitarian Activities

The center offers free legal aid and other humanitarian services to refugees and displaced people in Serbia and Montenegro. The vast majority of cases are related to property repossession, while the remaining cases mainly pertain to pension and status rights. The center monitors legislation and analyzes the challenges facing the displaced in the region of former Yugoslavia.

Solidarnost

Solidarnost gives small income-generation grants to refugees and displaced people and provides them with training in entrepreneurship, finance, marketing and business planning. Solidarnost also provides assistance to refugees in completing documentation and provides information about conditions for returning to their place of origin.

Božur

Božur helps protect the rights of displaced people, and provides legal, informational and humanitarian assistance up to the moment of repatriation or integration. Božur's mobile teams visit families, give them information about conditions in their place of origin, and organize "Go and See" visits.

Community Resource Center in Bujanovac

The staff of the Community Resource Center in Bujanovac is made up of Serbs, Albanians and Roma who work to advance peace and tolerance among parents, teachers and youth in Bujanovac. The center also helps people, especially women and youth, in southern Serbia become active partners with the local governments.

Justicia

Based in Pristina, Kosovo, Justicia works to protect human rights and gender equality. It gathers legal experts to recommend changes to laws and draft legislation helping displaced people.

Center for Independent Living in Serbia

The Center for Independent Living in Serbia promotes independent living for people with disabilities and helps them find meaningful employment. CILS is among the most vocal advocates of a rights-based approach for disabled persons, and has worked extensively to engage the government in reforms that promote social and economic integration for people with disabilities.

Center for Interactive Pedagogy

The Center for Interactive Pedagogy has been improving early childhood education in Serbia since 1998 by fostering inclusive educational models. CIP has collaborated with Catholic Relief Services on a project that brings together students from formerly opposing ethnic groups (Serbian, Albanian and Roma) and trains teachers in Southern Serbia to manage diversity in the classroom.

Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation in Belgrade (FASPER)

As part of its work to mainstream disabled workers and youth, FASPER researches teachers' skills in adapting classroom work for the disabled and in managing diversity. It helps schools develop inclusive classrooms where children with developmental disabilities and their peers learn together.

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