HWI and the Ministry of human rights and refugees of BiH organised a study visit to the asylum and migration centres in Serbia

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From 5th to 8th June, Hilfswerk International, in cooperation with the Ministry of human rights and refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina, organized an Interactive workshop on migration management processes in Serbia. The Workshop was organized in cooperation with the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia (KIRS), and took place in the Plandište Migration Training Center, the Krnjača Asylum Center and the Obrenovac Asylum Center.

The participants of the workshop were representatives of the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of BiH, the Ministry of Security of BiH, the Service for Foreigners’ Affairs of BiH, the Federal Ministry of Displaced Persons and Refugees and the Republican Secretariat for Displaced Persons and Migration of Republika Srpska.

The first day of the Workshop took place in the Migration Training Center Plandište, where Commissioner Zoran Cucić gave an introductory presentation. After that, the participants got acquainted with the work of the Center and the way in which they developed processes and work procedures from the beginning of the migrant crisis in the Western Balkans until today. The purpose of the Training Center is to train staff to work in the field of migration and asylum and to support state institutions dealing with this issue. The center is intended for holding seminars and workshops.

The first day of the workshop was held at the Plandište Migration Training Centre, where participants became acquainted with the centre's work and the way they developed processes and procedures from the beginning of the migrant crisis in the Western Balkans to the present day. KIRS representatives presented the readmission process, the legal framework for the reception of migrants at the airport, local action plans, and migration management mechanisms. Representatives of BiH also presented on the same topic, and experiences and practices were exchanged through active discussion.

On the second day, KIRS representatives organized a tour of the Asylum Center in Krnjača for the workshop participants. On that occasion, the representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina institutions got acquainted with the work of the center, the experiences and practices they apply in the reception, processing, and accommodation of migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees. After the Center in Krnjača, a visit to the Asylum Center in Obrenovac was also organized, where the participants got first-hand experience with processes that are applied during reception, processing, and accommodation of migrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees.