In the framework of the project funded by the Government of Switzerland:

Strengthening Capacities and Partnerships for Migration Management in Serbia

The deadline for submission of the applications is
September 4, 2022, 23:59

Want to help people from the migrant population, fellow citizens and your community?

Do you have experience in working with vulnerable groups?

Do you have experience in working with youth?

Do you meet the following requirements?

  • Legal entities, i.e. civil society organizations or non-profit organizations, registered in the Republic of Serbia according to applicable local regulations
  • Legally registered for a period of minimum 3 (three) years with relevant experience and practice proven through records from previous projects

Grant value: 15,000 CHF to 50,000 CHF.

Duration of the projects: up to September 30, 2023.

How to apply?

  • Download detailed information about the Call for Project from the website:
  • Contact us for obtaining the application forms at the email: 
  • Submit the completed project proposal in accordance with the terms of the Call by September 4, 2022 AT 23:59 at and
  • Follow the website news and send us any clarification requests via email to by August 28, 2022 at the latest, with the subject line “Clarification Request SEM/SDC-2022-1”.

About the Call:

With this Call for Project Proposals, IOM wants to encourage civil society and local institutions to better understand the needs and rights of the local population and migrants, and to provide more accessible, comprehensive and high-quality protection services for the most vulnerable groups among them, thus to improve social cohesion in the communities where there is a large number of migrant population.

The implementation of joint projects should be based on the principles of good horizontal coordination, inter-sectoral cooperation and partnership between different actors relevant for migration management in local self-governments (local institutions, organizations and networks such as local migration councils, local teams to fight human trafficking, centers for social work, local health centers, schools, judicial authorities, economic sector, CSOs, and others), in order to achieve the as coherent and adapted response to specific needs in the field of migration as possible, as well as support for different categories of migrants.
In this way, the intention is to increase the accessibility, quality and sustainability of support programs and protection services provided by relevant institutions and organizations, especially the systematic and comprehensive provision of social protection services for migrants in the most vulnerable situations that are licensed/accredited/standardized by the competent authorities. At the same time, the implementation of the projects will take place within the wider implementation of the migration policy at the local level, in order to make the most of the positive effects that regular migration has on social and economic development, while mitigating the risks of irregular migration. In this sense, the proposed projects can contribute to the realization of measures and activities of the local action plans (LAPs) for migration management.

This project “Strengthening Capacities and Partnerships for Migration Management in Serbia” is part of the Swiss–Serbian Migration Partnership and has been developed based on identified needs and priorities by the relevant institutions. The overall goal of this project is to support national institutions in strengthening the migration management system in Serbia, with a special focus on mixed migration flows and migrants in vulnerable situations.

The goal of this Call for Project proposals is to increase the accessibility and comprehensiveness of the support and protection services for vulnerable groups, as well as the cohesion of local population and migrants, and thus contribute to the implementation of migration policy in local communities through partnership with the civil society.

The total amount available for awarding grants under this Call for Proposals is 330,000 CHF. Selection of grantees will be done by evaluating and ranking the submitted project proposals.

You can learn more about the Call for Proposals as well as about the process, the selection criteria and the method of application in the Call for Project Proposals Description and Criteria below.


Call for Project Proposals Guidelines and Criteria (English)

Call for Project Proposals Guidelines and Criteria (Serbian)