EU funded projects in BiH

Support to NGOs active in the fight against corruption

PROJECT DETAILS

Sectors Democracy and governance, Rule of Law and fundamental rights
EU Acquis chapters Judiciary and fundamental rights, Justice, freedom and security
Programme Funding Year 2008
Value €137,808
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 overarching goal of this project was to contribute to the reduction of the number of corruption cases within universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, through awareness raising, amendments of existing rules, and trainings.

RESULTS

• An anonymous poll was conducted among students in order to gather information on their understanding of corruption and its consequences, on their knowledge of protective mechanisms and their willingness to confront corruption within the educational environment. • This project increased awareness on corruption in higher education through 16 trainings of students and professors. Students were encouraged to discuss corruption-related issues which burdened them. • In order to improve transparency in the examination procedure, a legal analysis of the existing regulations on exams was conducted. Certain gaps and shortcomings were identified and legal experts developed amendments to those rules. In parallel to this task, amendments aligned with the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) guidelines were designed, which, in turn, ensures harmonisation with EU standards. The product of this analysis is the "Guidelines for students' examination", which provides general information on corruption and uses examples in which students could be faced with corruption and informs them how to proceed. Over 12,000 copies were printed and distributed to students of 8 universities. The majority of universities involved in the Project have published these Guidelines on their website, and some of them have even incorporated the amendments in their by-laws. • Throughout the whole Project, an awareness raising campaign was ran, focused on both students' rights and obligations during exams, and on the adverse effects of corruption.