The project that has been implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia since September 2015 is funded by IOM International Development Fund in the amount of USD 130,000. Given that a high increase of irregular migrants puts extraordinary pressure on state’s services and institutions especially those dealing with accommodation, care and reception of migrants, this project aims to contribute to effective and service oriented reception facilities for irregular migrants in Serbia through the implementation of two project components:
Immigration and Border Management
This one year project has been financed by the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of US State Department in the amount of USD 650,000 and aims to enhance the fight against smuggling of migrants, trafficking in human beings and cross-border transgressions along the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkan routes, thus contributing to the enhanced security in the region, more precisely on the territories of three countries: Serbia, FYRM and Greece.
Introduction: The EU provides assistance to Republic of Serbia and Serbian Ministry of Interior to improve its border and migration management capabilities at the border with Bulgaria. It is funded by the EU with EUR 1 million and implemented by UN agency for Migration – International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Introduction: Having in mind the increase in migrants, refugees and asylum seekers who are using the Western Balkan portion of the Eastern Mediterranean migratory route (2,000-3,000 people per day in July 2015, and 6,000 - 7,000 people per day in October 2015, as well as the insufficiency of adequate premises for their reception and care, a need for establishing additional facilities is noted.
The Handbook on Humanitarian Border Management – Standard Operating Procedures for Border Police - has been developed by the projects implemented in support in migrant crisis management on the so-called Western Balkan route and implemented by IOM in partnership with the Border Police Directorate of the Serbian Ministry of Interior (MoI), based on direct experiences and field activities of admission and processing of migrants, funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM), IOM Development Fund and DFID ...
The main idea behind the Migration Profile is for it to serve as an instrument aimed to provide support for key state actors in planning adequate migration policies, as well as for the representatives of the civil society and the academic community in analysis of current migration flows. Regular annual updating provides better insight into the overall situation relating to migration in the country.
The Migration Proile was irst proposed as an instrument of states by the European Commission in Annex VIII to the EC Communication on Migration and Development in 2005, aimed to gather information on migration and development and to allow the formulation of adequate national policies (Communication from the European Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Migration and Development, Concrete Solutions COM 2005, 390).
Governments and societies have an interest in knowing who is seeking access to their territories. The objective is to take measures that prevent access by those who are not authorized to enter, while facilitating speedy access for those who are. IOM assists governments in the development and implementation of migration policy, legislation and administrative mechanisms.