As regards the management of migration in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH), the previous decade has constituted a period of success. However, additional support is needed to maintain momentum within these areas and to effectively and efficiently implement the Strategy in the Area of Migrations and Asylum and Action Plan for the Period 2012 - 2015 (Strategy and Action Plan 2015 - 2015).
The project focuses on elderly Roma and its overall objective is to strengthen the NGOs network amongst Roma communities by providing direct assistance to Roma in their later years of life. Given also that the experiences of Roma during the Holocaust and their suffering as a nation is often forgotten, the project aims to ensure recognition of what these individuals have undergone and survived and to raise awareness of the events of the Holocaust as it affected Roma, giving these forgotten survivors a voice.
This comprehensive return and reintegration project assists migrants from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH), living in various countries in Europe and in Canada, to return to BH. The project includes migrants who were asylum seekers, those living in an irregular situation, as well as those who were granted international protection or with a residence permit. The project offers information and counselling on voluntary return to BH and assistance with return, reception, and reintegration.
The Migrant Health Assessment programme within Bosnia and Herzegovina was established in 2002 for nationals leaving the country under resettlement programmes in Australia and Canada. Migrant Health Assessment programme provides the opportunity to promote the health of migrants through the initiation of preventative and curative interventions for conditions that, if left untreated, could have a negative impact on the migrant's health and/or on the public health of the host communities.
The project has built upon previous interventions within the sphere of cross-border cooperation and focused on the enhanced capacity of Border Police officials from all project locations to further address irregular migration, human and other forms of smuggling, human trafficking, and other cross-border crime, prioritising an enhanced level of cooperation and coordination between border management services.
The overall objective of the project is to enhance the capacities of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH), the Ministry of Health of Federation BH, and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Republika Srpska (MoHs) in providing a systematic response to mental health issues of current and discharged personnel of the Armed Forces of BH, as well as in the context of deployment in peacekeeping missions.
VFS Global manages the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, operated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Sarajevo. The Centre handles all time-consuming administrative tasks of the visa application process and ensures that only properly completed visa applications are submitted along with all required supporting documentation. This reduces the costs and workload for visa and immigration offices and ensures faster visa processing times and improved service standards for visa applicants.
This three-year project seeks to apply the Human Security Concept to stabilize communities in Canton 10 with a particular focus on former refugees and internally displaced persons who have returned to Canton 10 and face particular challenges and hardships at reintegration. The project is designed to address the needs of returnee populations in Canton 10 which are found to be one of the most at risk in terms of their economic, social, health, and political security and wellbeing.