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Mapping of Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Human Beings in the Western Balkans-Bosnia and Herzegovina

Overall objective of this project was to map out the characteristics of the current and developing smuggling and trafficking networks in the key Western Balkan countries, to assess the dynamic of the various smuggling and trafficking operations and to provide a description of its patterns and modus operandi.

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Strengthening the Fight Against Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling in the Western Balkans

The overall objective of the project was to strengthen the fight against trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, irregular migration and other cross-border transgressions in the Western Balkans through a more effective and operative cross-border cooperation.

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EU Flood Recovery Programme

The overall objective of the programme is to aid the post-disaster recovery of flood-affected localities in BiH by addressing critical gaps identified through the Recovery Needs Assessment (RNA), undertaken in the immediate aftermath by the authorities of BiH with the support of the European Union, the United Nations and the World Bank. The specific objectives of the overall programme are:

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NATO-PERSPEKTIVA Programme

The NATO-PERSPEKTIVA Programme, carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH), facilitated social and economic reintegration of approximately 3,000 personnel from the Armed Forces of BH who were discharged between 2010 and 2012 as a result of the Law on Service, which places an upper limit of 35 years for active service. The Programme contributed to their economic and social reintegration through provision of assistance in training and requalification, employment, self-employment, agriculture and other business start-up and expansion.

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Strengthening the Fight against Cross-Border Crime and Irregular Migration Through the Establishment of a Police Cooperation Centre in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.

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PHASE II: Scaling Up Universal Access for Most at Risk Populations in 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.

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Needs Assessment Research: Regional Counter Trafficking Situation in the Western Balkans

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.

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Improving the Understanding and Coordination in Managing Irregular Migration Flows in, from, and through 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.

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Capacity Building of PERSPEKTIVA Structures (Further Implementation of the Final Phase of the NATO-PERSPEKTIVA Programme)

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.

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Annex VII Action: Support to Durable Solutions of the Revised Annex VII Strategy

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.

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