07Apr2017

Foundation stone laid for 94 housing units in Berane, Montenegro

On 7 April 2017, Kemal Purisic, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Dragoslav Scekic, Mayor of Berane and Leslie Freriksen, representative of the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro, laid the foundation stone for the construction of 94 housing units to accommodate displaced persons in Berane.

The total cost of the project is estimated at EUR 4 million, out of which EUR 3.6 million will be financed from the RHP Fund resources. The works contract with the selected…

  • 7 Apr, 2017
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02Apr2017

Marica Cugalj, Pecinci, Serbia

Marica Cugalj fled with her husband from Croatia in 1995 and, since then, they have been living in the Srem village of Pecinci. Now a three-member family – they have a 14-year-old daughter – they were lucky, she says, because herself and her husband always had work. He works as a repairman and she works in the local shop. After more than 20 years of moving from one rented accommodation to another, they have now settled in…

  • 2 Apr, 2017
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31Mar2017

49 beneficiary families in Serbia received contracts for pre-fabricated houses

On 29 March, in the Belgrade City Assembly, 49 refugee families from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia were awarded contracts for the delivery of prefabricated houses on the territory of the City of Belgrade.

The contracts were handed over by the First Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and the Mayor of Belgrade Sinisa Mali. The 49 housing solutions are part of the SRB3 sub-project, which is implemented solely on the territory of City of Belgrade and…

  • 31 Mar, 2017
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22Mar2017

Construction of a 40-apartment building starts in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia

On 17 March, the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia hosted an event to mark the start of construction on a multi-apartment building which will provide housing for 40 refugee families. The total project cost is estimated at EUR 700 000, and the works should be finalised within a year.

Sremska Mitrovica is one of the nine municipalities participating in the implementation of SRB2 sub-project. In the other eight municipalities – Krusevac,…

  • 22 Mar, 2017
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14Mar2017

Interview with EU Ambassador to Serbia and Commissioner for Refugees published in the Serbian weekly magazine Nedeljnik

EU Ambassador to Serbia Michael Davenport and Serbian Commissioner for Refugees Vladimir Cucic gave an interview to the Serbian weekly magazine Nedeljnik. You can read here the integral interview in English.

MICHAEL DAVENPORT, HEAD OF EU DELEGATION TO SERBIA

Could you tell us something about the assistance that EU provides to the refugees and migrants on the territory of Serbia?

The European Union has been Serbia’s main partner in solving the problems of refugees and…

  • 14 Mar, 2017
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28Feb2017

RHP Presented Latest Results to Journalists in Serbia

On 28 February 2017, the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of Serbia (KIRS) and the Council of Europe Development Bank organised a press conference in Novi Sad, with the aim to present the latest results of the Regional Housing Programme. The press conference was organized in the context of KIRS’ annual trustees’ meeting, this year dedicated to the RHP implementation in Serbia.

7 900 vulnerable families should have received new homes by 2019 if the current…

  • 28 Feb, 2017
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