In the central register of immovable cultural goods, which is kept in the Republic Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments, 194 archeological sites are currently registered as immovable cultural goods. Of this number, 18 archaeological sites are cultural assets of exceptional importance, while 25 have been identified as immovable cultural assets of great importance.
In addition to established cultural assets located on the territory of the Republic of Serbia, there are more than 20,000 registered archaeological sites and registered archaeological assets under prior protection (necropolises and sites with archaeological content) which, based on the Law on Cultural Assets, enjoy protection.
The Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia, as a state administration body, established by Article 22 of the Law on Ministries ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No. 128/2020) is dedicated to: development and promotion of culture and contemporary art; monitoring and research in the field of culture; providing a material basis for cultural activities; development and promotion of literature, it's translation, music and stage art, fine arts and applied arts and design, film and arts in the field of other audio-visual media; protection of immovable, movable and intangible cultural heritage; library, publishing, cinematographic, music and stage activity; establishment of digital research infrastructure in the field of culture and arts; endowments and foundations; public information system; monitoring the implementation of laws in the field of public information; monitoring the activities of foreign media and information institutions, correspondent offices and correspondents in the Republic of Serbia; informing national minorities; registration of foreign information institutions and providing assistance to foreign journalists and correspondents; cooperation in the field of protection of cultural heritage, cultural creativity and information in the language and alphabet of the members of the Serbian people in the region; creation of conditions for access and implementation of projects financed from pre-accession funds of the European Union, donations and other forms of development assistance within the competence of the Ministry, participation in regional projects, as well as other tasks determined by Law.