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Focus groups in Serbia

During June Football Friends organized 5 focus group meetings, on the research framework, with relevant research participants who shared their knowledge and experience which helped us make a clear image of the situation in Serbia. A total of 24 participants participated in meetings – 12 were parents of adolescents, and the rest were representatives of local authorities and civil society organizations. Football Friends gathered members of various CSOs who are involved in either sport or migration topic – Refugees Foundation, Refugees Aid Serbia, Erasmus Student Network BelUPgrade, Sports association of the Faculty of Philosophy, but also members of state institutions dealing with sports activities and youth education.

Beside focus group meetings, Football Friends held 20 deep interviews with adolescents, 10 of them were boys and girls of Serbian nationality, and 10 of them were young Afghans, who are settled in Asylum center Krnjaca, Belgrade. Some of the interviewees have already been familiar with football3 and they have participated in tournaments organized by Football friends. The rest of them were introduced with it by interviewers.

All of them expressed their wish to be part of the next activities, as they enjoy playing football and making new friendships through the game.

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