Asylum Protection Centre (Centar za zaštitu i pomoć tražiocima azila)

ASYLUM PROTECTION CENTER (APC) was founded in 2007 and from the very beginning of the asylum system in Serbia (2008) it has been providing legal, psychosocial and interaction/integration aid to exiles, asylum seekers and persons who have been granted asylum or other protection in the Republic of Serbia (also focusing on children and youth, providing legal, psychosocial, interaction/integration aid to minors, unaccompanied minors and youth). APC is recognised by the Strategy of the Government of the Republic of Serbia on the Management of Migration as an organization that provides legal and other assistance to asylum seekers in the system in Serbia (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia no. 59/2009.). APC is a member of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), and it is a unique organization which in its daily field work, provides comprehensive support to asylum seekers ranging from free legal aid to psychological, social, interaction/integration assistance and works, all through APC teams of lawyers, psychologists, social workers, educators, volunteers, interns and translators – in all places where asylum seekers are situated throughout Serbia. Activities of the APC as grass root organization are reflected through our strong presence and engagement at local levels in local communities, in order to establish a dialogue and interaction between asylum seekers/refugees/exiles and local citizens; primarily through the organization of public local events, exhibitions, fairs, asylum corners, interaction/integration, creative and other workshops, round tables, work of APC local networks of volunteers and APC interns, cultural mediators support and other events and activities in local communities, as well as through numerous collaborations with local governments, organizations, institutions, schools, local cultural and youth centers. APC political scientists and researchers actively work in the field of research and advocacy, using extensive APC experience and field data, in order to get to the root of issues and problems of the migration, asylum system and refugees, strengthening and spreading information to the wider general and local public and experts, advocating and fighting to reduce prejudice and xenophobia in local and general public thus building more tolerant and inclusive society in Serbia.

Asylum Protection Centre (Centar za zaštitu i pomoć tražiocima azila) website


Praxis is a non-governmental organization based in Belgrade, Serbia and dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights. Since 2004, Praxis has focused on the issues most relevant to the displaced and members of vulnerable minority groups, such as the Roma community. One such issue is the plight of the many persons who are currently stateless, legally invisible and/or at a risk of statelessness in the Western Balkan region. Praxis has spear-headed a multi-tiered effort aimed at solving this problem, preventing and reducing statelessness, involving the advocacy for changes to law and practice, provision of free legal aid, to persons at risk, publishing human rights reports on the subject, and providing training and awareness raising. Praxis’ legal advocacy is informed by its general goals: the eradication of discrimination, poverty and racism, and a vibrant civil society shaped by democracy, the rule of law, and respect for human rights.

Praxis website