The project contributes to enhancing cross-border police cooperation in the fight against trans-border crime and other crime related phenomena between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Serbia by replicating the successful EU model of Police Cooperation Centres (PCCs) and establishing the first Centre of this kind outside the Schengen area in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The initiative builds upon the Phase I of the project “Scaling Up Universal Access for Most at Risk Populations in Bosnia and Herzegovina” aimed at decreasing the vulnerability of mobile populations in the country to HIV/AIDS and building the capacities of local actors to address HIV/AIDS among mobile populations. Phase II of the project contributes to establishing a sustainable framework for reducing HIV vulnerability and promoting access to services and information for migrant and transport workers from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This project, supported by the Italian Embassy in Sarajevo, complements an IOM Development Fund-funded project “Developing Capacities in Migration Management”. Its main objective is to generate necessary evidence to improve current legislation and programmes addressing the issue of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) in the Western Balkans.
The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the knowledge base on irregular migration flows in, from, and through the Western Balkans and to ensure cross-regional cooperation and coordination on the issue including countries of origin, transit, and destination. Analytical research on irregular migration flows in, from, and through the Western Balkans will be conducted, including also a chapter on unaccompanied minors and other vulnerable groups.
Within the framework of the defence reform process, the NATO Trust Fund for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) aims at the creation of a permanent and self-sustainable structure to enable the Ministry of Defence (MoD)/Armed forces (AF) of BH to independently address the reintegration needs of discharged personnel in a systematic, sustainable, and coherent manner.
The EUR 8.1 million project „Support to durable solutions of the Revised strategy for implementation of Annex VII of the Dayton Peace Agreement“ is funded by the European Union (in the amount of EUR 7 million through IPA 2012), co-funded (with EUR 1.1 million) and implemented by UNHCR in cooperation with seven project partners, including IOM, in ten priority municipalities.