Reading recommendation - Non-Governmental Organizations Report on Irregular Migration in 2017 for Southeast Europe

20 / avgust / 2018.

Tri tacke Belgrade, 20 August 2018 - The 2017 Report on Irregular Migration for Southeast Europe was published, the Three Points activists contributed to the Report.
 
The aim of this regional report is to provide a comprehensive overview of the situation regarding asylum in the region; to describe and analyze migration flows; to report on current changes in legislation, practices and policies at the national level in nine countries / territories of Southeast Europe that have been on the mass migration route since 2015. The report helps identify areas where intervention is needed to improve the situation and provides appropriate recommendations for future activities.
The content of the Report is based on information obtained from the non-governmental sector. The Three Points activist, Andjelka Markovic contributed to the collection of material for the Report on the topic of legislation on trafficking in human beings and smuggling of people in Serbia as well as on the situation in practice.
 
The Report was published by the Macedonian Young Lawyers Association. Download the Report here

Access to citizenship and to rights arising from citizenship - Visit to Kosovska Mitrovica

13 / april / 2018.

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Kosovska Mitrovica, 13 April 2018 - Research and analytical work for a policy proposal was concluded during a working meeting in Kosovska Mitrovica.
 
At a meeting held on April 11-13 in Kosovska Mitrovica, the Three Points activists and the staff of NGO Aktiv concluded the research and analytical work and finalised the policy proposal on access to citizenship and to rights arising from citizenship.
In their work, the Three Points activists focused on legal framework of the Republic of Serbia - among other on regulations administering the issuance of documents issued by the Serbian Ministry of Interior Coordination Directorate for Kosovo and Metohija, then on the content of regulations of the Republic of Serbia on citizenship and on (types of) travel documents, then on steps (not) taken by the authorities of the Republic of Serbia to address the problems faced by holders of documents issued by the Coordination Directorate that reside in Kosovo and, finally, on legal and other mechanisms available to members of non-majority communities in Kosovo that may help / provide support in solving problems that arise in regard to access to citizenship and rights arising from citizenship.
The NGO Aktiv staff was focused on editing and on finalising of policy proposal, as well as on drafting of recommendations for decision makers.
 
The report from the presentation of the policy proposal and the final text of the policy proposal are available here.

Access to citizenship and to rights arising from citizenship - Cooperation with the NGO Aktiv

01 / mart / 2018.

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Belgrade, 1 March 2018 - Activists of our organization will cooperate in research and analytical work, within one of the components of the project implemented in Kosovo by NGO Aktiv
The implementation of the project ""Providing sustainable framework for civic participation and democratic decision-making on local and central institutional level in Kosovo" started back in December 2016. The aim of the project is to support the efforts of NGO Aktiv to contribute to pluralistic and inclusive decision-making practices in Kosovo that take into account interests and needs of minority communities as a prerequisite for the creation of democratic and tolerant society. 
The project envisaged the preparation and publishing of several policy proposals that will be directed towards the Kosovo authorities. The Three Points activists will contribute to drafting one of the policy proposals, namely of one related to access to citizenship and to rights arising from citizenship.
 
More information about the project are available here   

Presentation on the "Challenges for civil society in assisting, supporting, working with and inclusion of migrants" training in Nis

26 / decembar / 2017.

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Nis. 26 December 2017 - "Challenges for civil society in assisting, supporting, working with and inclusion of migrants" training for representatives of civil society organizations that advocate or provide support and / or assistance to victims of trafficking and gender-based violence, protection for children, migrants and refugees, was held on 25 - 27. December in Nis.
 
The training was held within the "Transnational Coalition of Southeast European NGOs for the Protection of Women and Children from Trafficking and Gender-Based Violence - STOP" project, coordinated by the Roma Center for Democracy.
On this occasion, the Three Points activist and project consultant Andjelka Markovic presented to CSO representatives the results of the opinion surveys on the problem of trafficking in human beings and the problem of gender-based violence in Serbia, which were conducted in the course of the project. During the second lecture, she presented key challenges in combating gender-based violence and human trafficking identified separately in Albania, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in FYR Macedonia, Serbia and in Kosovo.
 
Find out more about the project here

"Preventing and Fighting Human Trafficking in Serbia" - Cooperation in the activity to be carried out by the Council of Europe

12 / septembar / 2017.

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Belgrade, 12 September 2017 -  The Three Points activist was selected as one of the consultants to take part in "Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking in Serbia" Action  on an as needed basis.
 As part of the European Union and Council of Europe programmatic framework “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey”, the Council of Europe will implement the action “Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in Serbia”. The activity will be implemented in close cooperation with the institutions, as well as in cooperation with civil society organizations..

The action, which started on 1 October 2016 and will finish on 30 June 2018, will focus on supporting the preventive efforts and combating trafficking in human beings, as well as on improving legislation, policies and practices in particular areas.
Advice and support will be provided by experts in the field of combating human trafficking who have been selected by the Council of Europe in competitive process and will be engaged if needed. Among them is the Three Points activist, Andjelka Markovic. 
 
Find out more about the activity here.

"Regional Policies Proposals" round table was held in Belgrade

31 / januar / 2017.

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Belgrade, 31 January 2017 - The round table "Regional policies proposals for illegal migration, fighting trafficking in human beings, and recommendations for future national strategies for preventing and suppressing violence against women in the family and in partnerships and strategies for prevention of trafficking in human beings " was held in Palace of Serbia in Belgrade.
On this occasion, Three Points activist and project consultant Andjelka Markovic presented to representatives of institutions, civil sector activists and experts the preliminary findings of opinion survey of citizens on the problem of trafficking in human beings and the problem of gender-based violence in Serbia, that was conducted during the project.
The round table was held within the "Transnational Coalition of Southeast European NGOs for the Protection of Women and Children from Trafficking and Gender-Based Violence - STOP" project coordinated by the Roma Center for Democracy.
Surveys of opinions of the general public, as well as of opinions of the expert public were carried out  within the project so far. Then, on the basis of information collected, the proposals of national strategies, as well as proposals of regional policies and recommendations for successful suppression of the problems of human trafficking and gender-based violence in communities in the region were drafted. During the round table, these proposals were presented to the participants.
 
More information about the round table are available here, and more information on the project are available here  

Against Gender-Based Violence and Human Trafficking in the South East Europe Region

05 / oktobar / 2016.

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Vranje, 5 October 2016 - Activists of our organization will cooperate in research and analytical work, within one of the components of the cross-border project on combating human trafficking and gender-based violence.
The main goal of the project is to enable civil society organizations in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and FYR Macedonia to participate and to improve the process of dialogue with the authorities, thus influencing the process of policy implementation and decision-making in relation to problems of human trafficking and gender based violence.
The four-year project is implemented in partnership by organizations from Albania, Serbia, Kosovo, from Bosnia and Herzegovina and FYR Macedonia.

Find out more about the project here.

Discussion on human rights with young social democrats in FYR Macedonia

03 / jul / 2015.

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Ohrid, 3 July 2015 - A summer camp for young social democrats took place in Ohrid, from 2 - 5 July 2015. The camp was organised by the Institute for Social Democracy Progres from Macedonia and the Social Democratic Youth of Macedonia, with the support of the Foundation Max van der Stoel. 
The event brought together about 90 young people from all over the country. Voislav Stojanovski, on behalf of the Macedonian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights and Andjelka Markovic on behalf of the Three Points from Belgrade, discussed with members of the SDSM youth group about human rights and fundamental freedoms in Serbia and in FYR Macedonia. The implementation of the legal framework on human rights and its challenges were also mentioned, but also the problems of corruption as well as the challenges in fighting corruption.
The program of the summer camp included a number of educational presentations, interactive workshops and thematic groups work. Participants also received specially designed public relations training and training on political campaigns. The aim of this activity was to increase the individual capacities (skills and knowledge) of young social democrats.
  

Read more on this activity here and here

Against Human Trafficking web portal will soon be online

01 / decembar / 2013.

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Belgrade, 1 December 2013 - Regional web portal Against Human Trafficking will soon be presented to the public.

The goal of this initiative is to provide platform for trafficking in human beings problem related information from different sources in one place. Interested public thus will be provided with a comprehensive insight into current situation, as well as with a comparative overview of information on situation in the region.
Intention is – by using particular form and local languages - to make relevant information easy to understand and thus useful to the general public, among whom the potential victims of human trafficking often are.
Thus it will be possible to inform the general public about the phenomenon of human trafficking in Western Balkan societies as well as on precautionary measures, simultaneously. Additionally, it will make monitoring and evaluation of  anti-trafficking policies in the region easier - successes will become more visible, as well as flaws that need to be addressed. The portal and its content will thus potentially have a preventive role, but will also perform as an effective and easy-to-use tool for various advocacy initiatives.
The intention is to cover with content most of the Western Balkans area.
 

Fundraising for final phase of construction, as well as for placement and promotion of this initiative is underway.