The progress of the Gazela slum resettlement project, Belgrade, Serbia – EBRD AGM Issue Paper
Briefing | 16 May 2009
The Gazela Bridge in Belgrade, Serbia is in urgent need of renovation. Three hundred families, predominantly Roma, who live in informal settlements under the Bridge are to be resettled. So far the resettlement process lacks proper planning and open public consultation with affected communities and Roma experts. And also the EBRDs involvement as a technical assistant has not led to the establishment of the institutional, financial and legal solutions that are necessary to effectively promote Roma inclusion.
The issue paper identifies major issues and concerns on the ground and offers recommendations for the EBRDs engagement.