EU funded projects in BiH

Volunteering for Cross - Border Local Community Development

PROJECT DETAILS

Sectors Regional and territorial cooperation
EU Acquis chapters Other issues
Programme Funding Year 2007
Value €48,239
Periods of implementation 2011
Locations BANJA LUKA, DERVENTA, BIHAĆ

Results

Established 5 voluntary services in border area of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina - developed effective partnerships between CSOs and social and welfare public institutions and educational facilities providing fertile ground for implementation of different voluntary projects focusing on social vulnerable groups through local voluntary services in Bihać, Derventa, Sisak, Kutina and Petrinja. Established cross-border voluntary network – implemented 2 cross-border voluntary work camps gathering youngsters from targeted communities. Applicants and partners’ organisations developed network among each other and with other community stakeholders that contributed to sustainable planning of future joint activities. Defined local voluntary policies in border area municipalities included in the action – defined 6 local voluntary policies whereof 1 adopted by town council. Improved cross-border joint management, evaluation report and awareness raising tools developed - poster, flayer, voluntary guide and voluntary book.

SUMMARY

The overall objectives of the projects are: 1) to help improve accessibility of community-based services in border area, 2) to contribute to establishment of cross-border networking between local authorities, civil society and social partners and 3) to help enhancing quality of life and social cohesion in border area. The overall objectives were accomplished through set of activities addressing the specific objective which is to contribute to creation of innovative community-based services in border area through establishment of voluntary services and developing policy measures in support of volunteering at local level.

RESULTS

Established 5 voluntary services in border area of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina - developed effective partnerships between CSOs and social and welfare public institutions and educational facilities providing fertile ground for implementation of different voluntary projects focusing on social vulnerable groups through local voluntary services in Bihać, Derventa, Sisak, Kutina and Petrinja. Established cross-border voluntary network – implemented 2 cross-border voluntary work camps gathering youngsters from targeted communities. Applicants and partners’ organisations developed network among each other and with other community stakeholders that contributed to sustainable planning of future joint activities. Defined local voluntary policies in border area municipalities included in the action – defined 6 local voluntary policies whereof 1 adopted by town council. Improved cross-border joint management, evaluation report and awareness raising tools developed - poster, flayer, voluntary guide and voluntary book.