Students of the Faculty of Political Sciences and Faculty of Law visit Bogovadja Asylum Centre
Within a student internship programme, a visit to Bogovadja Asylum Centre was organised on 24 May 2013 for a group of students, associate professors and full professors of the Faculty of Political Sciences, with full support of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia. The visit was made within this year’s central topic Migration – contemporary migratory flows and social issues they generate. Students were introduced with the work of the Centre and other institutions involved in taking care of asylum seekers in the territory of Lajkovac Municipality:
• Functioning of the Asylum Centre and competences of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration – Mr Stojan Sjekloca, Bogovadja Asylum Centre Manager, and Ms Jelena Surlan, Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia
• Health care of asylees and asylum seekers – Dr Jovanka Gomilanovic, Director of Lajkovac primary Health Care Centre
• Situation regarding the social protection – Mr Milan Jovanovic, Director of the Department within Ljig Social Work Centre of Lajkovac Municipality, Ms Gordana Petkovic, a lawyer, and Ms Ljubinka Pavlovic, social worker from Lajkovac Social Work Centre
• The role of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia – Mr Dragan Stankovic, Head of the Section for Foreigners, Suppression of Illegal Migration and Human Trafficking, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia , Valjevo Police Directorate.
After the presentations and discussion, the students visited a temporary asylum centre in Vracevici.
Besides the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of RS, Red Cross of Belgrade participated in the organisation of the visits. The whole visit was covered by a local Avaks TV Station.
Group 484, in cooperation with the Faculty of Political Sciences, for the needs of graduate students at the Department of Social Welfare and Social Policy, but also for all interested students of Faculty of Law and Faculty of Philology, is implementing the Student Internship Programme for school year 2012 – 2013, thus providing future experts with a unique opportunity to learn about the issue of forced migration in detail through a series of presentations, direct and field work, and visits to relevant institutions, which will also enable them to face the challenges they may expect in their future professional work, and to prepare for their future professional engagements.