Serbia

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The ICJ-European Institutions is a partner in the project PROACTION – PROtection Against discrimination of asylum seekers and unaccompanied child migrants, together with the Serbian NGOs Grupa 484 and Praxis.

The objective of the project is to strengthen support provided by Serbian civil society organizations to asylum-seekers and unaccompanied child migrants by building their capacities for the prevention and protection from discrimination and human rights violations and through networking with national and local institutions.

Through this project, civil society organizations will be strengthened to provide legal assistance to asylum-seekers, detained migrants, and unaccompanied child migrants, and to identify cases of discrimination and use protection mechanisms against discrimination.

Findings from monitoring the respect, protection and fulfilment of the right of migrants not to be subject to discrimination, along with desk analysis, will serve to influence decision-makers to create an advanced legal and institutional framework in line with international standards.

To achieve this, the ICJ-European Institutions is providing training on international and EU law on non-discrimination on the enjoyment of the rights to health, housing and education of migrants, and the relevant legislation on detention of irregular migrants, for the personnel of the implementing Serbian organizations and Government officers.

Jointly with Grupa 484 and Praxis, ICJ-European Institutions is developing, under this project, a set of indicators to measure progress and shortcomings in the enjoyment of these rights.

The project will run in Vojvodina, Central Serbia (including Belgrade), South-East Serbia, South-West Serbia.

The project is financed by the EU Civil Society Facility Serbia Programme IPA/2014/190