Serbia: Mitigating Adverse Effects of Internal Migration

Serbia: Mitigating Adverse Effects of Internal Migration

Europe
PO.0138
RS10P0502
200,000
Serbia
Migration Policy Activities
National
Active

Serbia is traditionally a country of emigration. However, in the last couple of decades, it has also been characterized by increased internal migration resulting in urbanization. This particularly affects youth who are often impacted by prevailing social and economic situations including unemployment and difficulties in accessing labour market. The main objective of the proposed initiative is to contribute to Government’s efforts in the development and implementation of national and local options mainly for the youth, that would improve employability both in local and neighbouring areas. The project will ensure that government policies are duly mindful of the needs of young women and men. The project outputs and activities will focus on establishing stronger cooperation mechanisms between the central and local levels, enhancing capacities of national institutions through a dedicated secondment to provide tailored technical assistance (Output 1.1) and increasing vertical coordination between policy makers and implementers through capacity building events (Output 1.2). At the local level, where policy coherence is operationalized, the project aims to streamline existing local policies and stakeholders into designing local action plans which mainstream internal migration measures, on the basis of a developed needs assessment and consultation methodologies (Output 2.1). Subsequently, the project will carry out activities to incentivize youth to work in and/or return to cities of origin and contribute to local economies through providing support to the local action plan implementation in selected communities (Output 2.2).