Children account for a large number of migrants and all of them are entitled to education, regardless of their or their parents’ legal status. Countries across the world, including Serbia, reaffirmed their commitment to this principle by adopting the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, in which they expressed the readiness to facilitate access to education to children who cannot return to their countries of origin, investments in human capital development, programmes accelerating the fulfilment of sustainable development goals and to favour community-based care arrangements that ensure access to education. The states committed to implementing activities to provide quality education to migrant children and youths, as well as lifelong learning opportunities, including by strengthening the capacities of education systems and by facilitating non-discriminatory access to early childhood development, formal schooling, non-formal education, vocational and language training and by fostering partnerships with all stakeholders that can support this endeavour.
The existing protection models were assessed in a participatory research, the results of which are presented in this publication. This publication was developed within the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) project “Towards sustainable community-based protection for vulnerable migrants in Serbia,” supported by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Swiss Government.
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