Republic of Serbia grb-holder Country Housing Project The Regional Housing Programme is being implemented at full speed in the Republic of Serbia. Residential buildings are being completed on a weekly basis, and the number of beneficiaries moving into their new homes is steadily increasing. This is testimony not only to the quality of the work, but also to how much hard work has been done behind the scenes over recent years in order to produce these remarkable results today. 2019 was an extremely successful year: on World Refugee Day, on 20 June, 270 families moved into a new apartment building in Kamendin, Belgrade – the largest building completed in the RHP to date – in addition to many smaller buildings across Serbia. And other residential solutions are being delivered with the same intensity. The Commissariat for Refugees and Migration remains fully committed to the implementation of the RHP in the Republic of Serbia in 2020 and beyond. Vladimir Cucić
Commissioner for Refugees and Migration Serbian Commissariat for Refugees and Migration Republic of Serbia
Republic of Serbia grb-holder Country Housing Project The Regional Housing Programme is being implemented at full speed in the Republic of Serbia. Residential buildings are being completed on a weekly basis, and the number of beneficiaries moving into their new homes is steadily increasing. This is testimony not only to the quality of the work, but also to how much hard work has been done behind the scenes over recent years in order to produce these remarkable results today. 2019 was an extremely successful year: on World Refugee Day, on 20 June, 270 families moved into a new apartment building in Kamendin, Belgrade – the largest building completed in the RHP to date – in addition to many smaller buildings across Serbia. And other residential solutions are being delivered with the same intensity. The Commissariat for Refugees and Migration remains fully committed to the implementation of the RHP in the Republic of Serbia in 2020 and beyond. Vladimir Cucić
Commissioner for Refugees and Migration Serbian Commissariat for Refugees and Migration Republic of Serbia

January 2021 figures

OVERVIEW

Upon the break-up of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the Republic of Serbia gave refuge to nearly 618 000 refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. It was one of the largest exoduses since World War Two. There are approximately 28 000 refugees living in Serbia today, with the decrease in number resulting from their integration within the Republic of Serbia. While the majority of refugees opted to stay and permanently settle in Serbia after acquiring citizenship, a number returned and the remainder decided to move to other countries.

During all these years, the Republic of Serbia has been providing housing for the most-vulnerable refugee families in a concerted manner, financed from budget and donor funds. However, the funds available were disproportionate to the substantial needs. Serbia therefore played an important role in promoting a regional initiative that resulted in the establishment of the Regional Housing Programme (RHP). At end-January 2021, the RHP had already provided housing to 5 285 most-vulnerable refugee families in Serbia.

The majority of refugees still present in Serbia consider local integration as the most suitable and accessible durable solution. The CHP in Serbia should provide durable housing solutions to 7 582 vulnerable refugee households or approximately 22 700 individuals, from the following two categories:

CATEGORY I (2%) includes all 1991-1995 refugees, regardless of their status, who are residents of collective centres or other forms of collective accommodation, either formal or informal ones.

CATEGORY II (98%) includes all 1991-1995 vulnerable refugees, accommodated privately and all former occupancy right holders without a durable solution in their country of origin or reception country.

January 2021 figures

SUB-PROJECTS IN SERBIA

Sub-project SRB1

Provision of 64 prefabricated houses and 128 building material packages for 192 households

Sub-project SRB2

Support to 898 refugee families through four different housing modalities

Sub-project SRB3

Support to 794 refugee families through four different housing modalities

Sub-project SRB4

Support to 1 346 refugee families through four different housing modalities

Sub-project SRB5

Support to 1 884 refugee families through three different housing modalities

Sub-project SRB7

Provision of minimum 511 housing solutions for beneficiaries selected under sub-projects SRB2, SRB4, SRB5

Sub-project SRB8

Provision of 858 housing solutions (new construction, pre-fabs, building material, village houses)

Sub-project SRB9

Provision of 1 101 housing solutions (new construction and purchase of apartments, pre-fabs, building material, village houses)

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January 2021 figures

IMPLEMENTING STRUCTURE



LEAD INSTITUTION

SERBIAN COMMISSARIAT FOR
REFUGEES AND MIGRATION (KIRS)

With regard to the RHP, KIRS is responsible for preparation of project proposals and their submission to CEB, selection of beneficiaries and subsequent signature of contracts with selected beneficiaries, conclusion of agreements with municipalities in projects where municipalities hold significant responsibilities (provision of land, infrastructure, permits etc.), and submission of procurement plans and monitoring reports to CEB.

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION UNIT

PUBLIC SECTOR PROJECTS
IMPLEMENTATION UNIT LTD. BELGRADE

The PIU provides assistance to KIRS and carries out activities such as establishing a procurement and contract monitoring system, concluding agreements with municipalities, developing procurement plans, developing tender dossiers and conducting procurement, carrying out architectural and technical activities and providing technical consulting, as well as developing and managing grant schemes. It is also in charge of financial aspects and payments to contractors, etc.

USEFUL INFO FOR BENEFICIARIES

Find out by contacting the RHP Lead institution:

Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia
Narodnih heroja 4, Novi Beograd
+381 11 311 72 72
rhpsrb@kirs.gov.rs
www.kirs.gov.rs

CONTACTS

Commissariat for Refugees and Migration

of the Republic of Serbia

Narodnih heroja 4, Novi Beograd
+381 11 311 72 72
rhpsrb@kirs.gov.rs
www.kirs.gov.rs

Public Sector Projects Implementation

Unit Ltd. Belgrade

Veljka Dugosevica 54, Beograd
+381 11 308 87 95
rhpsrb@piu.rs
www.piu.rs

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