Situated in the middle of the Balkans, Serbia has lived through events such as the rule of the Ottoman Empire, the outbreak of the First World War, Communist rule, the violent breakup of Yugoslavia and NATO’s bombing campaign in 1999. Today it remains a key player in a number of important international issues. This trip has for goal to explore in depth two of these issues: the process of Serbia’s accession bid to the European Union and the ongoing migration crisis in the region.
Trip leaders: Anna Nadibaidze and Meruyert Syzdykbekova
Estimated dates: 4-9 April, 2016
Estimated cost: £260
This trip will include meetings with Serbian officials, international organisations, professors and students from the University of Belgrade, as well as professionals dealing directly with refugees and the refugees themselves.
Since most organisations are situated in Belgrade, we will spend most of our time in the capital. We will also plan some tourism and will have time to enjoy Serbian nightlife
List of organisations that we will have meetings with:
Delegation of the EU to Serbia
UNHCR and some professionals dealing directly with refugees
UN in Serbia
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Sciences
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Parliament and some MPs
If you are interested and would like more information, check out the Facebook group or email the trip leaders (m.Syzdykbekova@lse.ac.uk/ a.Nadibaidze@lse.ac.uk).