“The latest data from the World Bank show that 14 percent of the Serbian population has immigrated abroad in the past 20 years and that between 30,000 and 60,000 people leave Serbia each year,” announced the German Organization for International Cooperation (GIZ).
The GIZ also said that if economic migration is well managed, it can have important positive aspects: “Financial and philanthropic remittances from the diaspora, transfer of knowledge, skills and innovations acquired abroad, contribution to the economic growth of the motherland through investments, and linking diaspora members with the national economy are just some of them.”
The Ministry of Labour, the National Employment Service and the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of Serbia (KIRS) have been working on developing these opportunities.
In cooperation with the KIRS, the German government has been providing support to 17 selected local governments in the Pomoravski, Severnobanatski, and Zajecarski and Borski districts.
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