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Serbia: Improving capacities and capabilities within the prison system in the Republic of Serbia

Published: June 1, 2018
The Twinning project’s kick-off event to improve the penal system in Serbia: H.E. Sem Fabrizi, Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia; Nela Kuburović, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Serbia; Catalin Bejan, Resident Twinning Advisor; H.E. Dr. Wolfgang Brandstetter, Vice-Chancellor of Austria; Katharina Tegeder, IRZ
The Twinning project’s kick-off event to improve the penal system in Serbia: H.E. Sem Fabrizi, Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia; Nela Kuburović, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Serbia; Catalin Bejan, Resident Twinning Advisor; H.E. Dr. Wolfgang Brandstetter, Vice-Chancellor of Austria; Katharina Tegeder, IRZ

EU Twinning

Project leader: Krista Schipper
Junior project leader: Dr. Rolland Miklau
RTA: Samuli Laulumaa
Responsible at the IRZ: Bojana Tadić, Katharina Tegeder, Dr. Stefan Pürner

The IRZ is carrying out this EU Twinning project with the support of the Austrian AED as a junior partner. It is part of the “Strategy for the Improvement of the System of Execution of Criminal Sanctions in the Republic of Serbia until 2020” adopted by the Serbian government on 23 December 2013 and has a total budget of EUR 1 million.

The project aims to provide support in three key areas:

The implementation of the project began on 4 July 2017 with the arrival of the Resident Twinning Advisor at the Centre for Training and Vocational Education of the Administration for Enforcement of Penal Sanctions in Niš and was opened with an official ceremony in September 2017 at the Palata Srbije (Palace of Serbia in Belgrade).

With the first activities in 2017, we have been able to build a solid foundation for the successful implementation of future missions, as some of the important and binding results have already been achieved:

The beneficiary of the project is the Serbian Ministry of Justice (Directorate for Enforcement in the Penitentiary System), the client is the Central Office for Financing and Contracting at the Serbian Ministry of Finance (CFCU).

Funded by the European Union