The European Union (EU) is the biggest donor of assistance for refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees. Since 2001, the EU has donated more than EUR 90 million1 to support economic independence, decent housing and legal rights of refugees, IDPs and returnees in Serbia.
The 13 grant projects are part of wider programme EU support for the sustainable solutions for internally displaced persons and returnees supporting the improvement of the living conditions of internally displaced persons and returnees under Readmission Agreement in Serbia and the sustainable return of IDPs to Kosovo*. The EU funded these projects with 5,650,000 EUR while the Serbian national budget co-funds with 350.000 EUR.
The projects are implemented in partnership with the local self-governments and international and national civil society organizations, in cooperation with the Office for Kosovo and Metohija and the Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations as main beneficiary institutions.
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244/99 and the ICJ opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence
Results of the grant projects achieved in the first year of implementation are presented in the Info-graphics:
Info-graphic: A better life to IDPs and returnees LOT1
Info-graphic: A better life to IDPs and returnees LOT 2