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Institutional and Programmatic Development Support

Group 484

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $70,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2010–April 30, 2012
  • Location Belgrade, Serbia
  • Geographic Focus Serbia

About this grant

The project goal is to increase the participation of young refugees and displaced people in all aspects of decisionmaking and social life in Serbia. To this end, Group 484 will promote the rights of forced migrants and engage young people in communities to work actively with young forced migrants. During 2010-2011, the grantee will develop systematic volunteer opportunities for young people to work directly with vulnerable, minority communities and refugees and engage young people in advocacy for minority rights. In 2008-2009, the grantee worked with universities in the cities of Belgrade, Nis, and Kragujevac to organize practical field-based work experience for students. Through various other projects, more than 500 trained volunteers provided direct assistance to vulnerable groups throughout Serbia. The grantee also supported the development and implementation of the government’s National Youth Strategy by monitoring and providing technical assistance to 11 resource centers across Serbia. Group 484 is based in Belgrade and cooperates with various European networks of organizations assisting refugees.