Open Communities - Successful Communities

About the Project:

This EU-funded project encourages acceptance and understanding of issues that migrants/refugees are facing in the communities and areas which are most exposed to migration flows.  

The project activities are implemented in the municipalities hosting migrants in Serbia, namely: Dimitrovgrad, Presevo, Sid, Subotica, Bosilegrad, Belgrade City, Sjenica, Tutin, Lajkovac, Loznica, Bujanovac, Pirot, Kanjiza, Sombor, Kikinda, Obrenovac, Bela Palanka and Vranje. 

Project focus:

  • Improvement of quality, efficiency and accessibility of health-care systems and services in target municipalities to facilitate improved treatment of migrants and other vulnerable groups;
  • Improvement of infrastructure and enhancement of services in municipalities impacted by increasing migration flows;
  • Facilitation of community cohesion, inter-cultural exchange and flow of information for better acceptance of migrants/refugees in target municipalities.

Expected Outcomes:

  • National and local health care institutions strengthened through purchase of equipment;
  • Provision of technical assistance to the Ministry of Health of Serbia and local health system;
  • Serbian Network of Institutes for Public Health supported;
  • Small scale community infrastructure support initiatives implemented;
  • Local services strengthened through capacity building and employment;
  • Communication strategy prepared and implemented;
  • Events and workshops connecting migrants/refugees and local communities organized;
  • Training for national/ local institutions providing assistance to migrants/refugees implemented;

Download a short summary of the project.



Project start date:

June 2017

Estimated end date:

December 2019

Focus area:

  • build resilience to shocks and crisis
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Serbia

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • European Commission
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $0

    2019 $336,048

    2018 $1,716,454

    2017 $544,592

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