EU funded projects in BiH

Empowering Civil Society

PROJECT DETAILS

Sectors Rule of Law and fundamental rights
EU Acquis chapters Judiciary and fundamental rights
Programme Funding Year 2009
Value €195,610
Periods of implementation 2011
Locations BANOVIĆI, GRAČANICA, GRADAČAC, KALESIJA, KLADANJ, LUKAVAC, SREBRENIK, TUZLA, ŽIVINICE, ČELIĆ, DOBOJ-ISTOK, SAPNA, TEOČAK, BANJA LUKA, BIJELJINA, BILEĆA, KOZARSKA DUBICA, GRADIŠKA, BROD, NOVI GRAD, ŠAMAC, BRATUNAC, ČAJNIČE, ČELINAC, DERVENTA, DOBOJ, GACKO, HAN PIJESAK, KALINOVIK, KOTOR VAROŠ, LAKTAŠI, LOPARE, LJUBINJE, MODRIČA, MRKONJIĆ GRAD, NEVESINJE, PRIJEDOR, PRNJAVOR, ROGATICA, RUDO, KNEŽEVO, SOKOLAC, SRBAC, SREBRENICA, ŠEKOVIĆI, ŠIPOVO, TESLIĆ, TREBINJE, UGLJEVIK, VIŠEGRAD, VLASENICA, ZVORNIK, SARAJEVO-CENTAR, HADŽIĆI, ILIDŽA, ILIJAŠ, SARAJEVO-NOVI GRAD, NOVO SARAJEVO, SARAJEVO-STARI GRAD, TRNOVO (FBiH), VOGOŠĆA, GRUDE, ŠIROKI BRIJEG, LJUBUŠKI, POSUŠJE, ČAPLJINA, ČITLUK, JABLANICA, KONJIC, NEUM, PROZOR, STOLAC, RAVNO, ODŽAK, ORAŠJE, DOMALJEVAC-ŠAMAC, BIHAĆ, BOSANSKA KRUPA, BOSANSKI PETROVAC, CAZIN, KLJUČ, SANSKI MOST, VELIKA KLADUŠA, BUŽIM, BOSANSKO GRAHOVO, TOMISLAVGRAD, GLAMOČ, KUPRES, LIVNO, DRVAR, BUGOJNO, BUSOVAČA, DONJI VAKUF, FOJNICA, GORNJI VAKUF - USKOPLJE, JAJCE, KISELJAK, KREŠEVO, NOVI TRAVNIK, TRAVNIK, VITEZ, DOBRETIĆI, FOČA - USTIKOLINA, GORAŽDE, PALE - PRAČA, FOČA, BREZA, KAKANJ, MAGLAJ, OLOVO, TEŠANJ, VAREŠ, VISOKO, ZAVIDOVIĆI, ZENICA, ŽEPČE, DOBOJ - JUG, USORA, PALE, BRČKO, BERKOVIĆI, NOVO GORAŽDE, DONJI ŽABAR, ISTOČNA ILIDŽA, ISTOČNI DRVAR, ISTOČNI MOSTAR, ISTOČNI STARI GRAD, ISTOČNO NOVO SARAJEVO, JEZERO, KOSTAJNICA, KRUPA NA UNI, KUPRES (RS), MILIĆI, MOSTAR, OSMACI, OŠTRA LUKA, PELAGIĆEVO, PETROVAC, PETROVO, RIBNIK, STANARI, TRNOVO (RS), VUKOSAVLJE

SUMMARY

The purpose of this project was to raise awareness of public authorities and civil society about the adverse effects of corruption, to increase the strategic capacity of NGOs combatting corruption, and to give adequate and viable policy options to tackle corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This Project employed the experience of neighbouring Bulgaria where the endeavour to monitor corruption through National Corruption Surveys (NCS), to advocate or change, and to raise awareness has yielded tangible results.

RESULTS

• As assessing corruption can be challenging, this tool is an invaluable asset in the fight against corruption. This methodology measures not only attitudes and perceptions of corruption, but also actual experiences of citizens. • 18 in-depth investigative stories on corruption based on initial findings of the public polling were produced and published in the media. Those stories helped raise awareness, which was a crucial component of this Project, as public opinion and civil society play an essential part in the fight against corruption. • A National Anti-corruption Policy Forum has held on June 12, 2012, during which the Policy Report "Countering corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina: a 2001-2011 comparison" was presented. It is a comprehensive overview of the state and dynamics of corruption and anti-corruption in BiH for the period 2001-2011. It also lays out policy recommendations directed at CSOs, Bosnian authorities at all levels, and the European Commission. This Policy forum resulted in exchanging experiences and mutual learning among experts on corruption, law-enforcement authorities and representatives of the civil society. More information can be found at: http://www.csd.bg/artShow.php?id=16081