Balkan Refugee and Migration Council

 

 

The Balkan Refugee and Migration Council (BRMC) is a coalition of five civil
society organisations from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia.

The members of the coalition are prominent CSOs with specific competences
demonstrated through long-standing work in the asylum and migration policy area, both
at national and regional level.

These are:

Belgrade Centre for Human Rights,

Civil Rights Program Kosovo,

Group 484,

Macedonian Young Lawyers Association,

Vaša prava BiH.

The coalition has been established in December 2017 as joint and carefully considered
initiative of five organisations which have already cooperated in many occasions, also as
members of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), and its working
group for the Western Balkans.

Establishment of the BRMC has been strongly supported by ECRE and the Dutch
Council for Refugees (DCR), who have advised the BRMC’s initial strategic planning
process, while DCR has also secured the funds for that first steps of the initiative.
This initiative has been grounded in extensive and long-standing work of its member
organisations within their respective countries but also in several ad hoc and project-
based transnational efforts. However, Balkan Refugee and Migration Council is
conceived and established with the primary aim of providing additional value to the
national work of its members, promoting common regional aspects of several major
migration issues and regional cooperation in the field of asylum and migration.