EU funded projects in BiH

Social cohesion and cultural exchange through institutional and people to people interventions

PROJECT DETAILS

Sectors Regional and territorial cooperation
EU Acquis chapters Other issues
Programme Funding Year 2009
Value €48,402
Periods of implementation 2013
Locations SOKOLAC

Results

The project provided its contribution to inclusion and integration of children with disabilities in their communities through various measures: 1) The summer school of inclusion, gathering a total of 242 children from 20 communities/towns in BiH and MNE to actively interact with children without disabilities, to build their capacity through various adapted and tailored workshops and excursions into nature. 2) Bringing together the children’s associations in order to enhance their cooperation and synergy, to improve the assistance provided to their members and to widen the aspect of assistance for their members. 3) Training workshops for pedagogues, municipal representatives, social centre workers, as well as parents of children with disability to provide basic knowledge about the importance and details of dealing with children with special needs. A total of 6 workshops (3 in each country) were held, hosting a total of 108 pedagogues, local authority representatives, social centre workers and parents of children with disability. Regarding the establishment of cross-border partnership and networks, all associations and their unions (in BiH on Entity level, and in Montenegro on national level) were invited to actively participate in joint preparations for the Summer School of Inclusion methodology and programme. In addition, the network of the three unions and the 35 eligible associations (mostly on municipal level) jointly prepared a joint project proposal as one of the first steps of their future cooperation.

SUMMARY

The project seeks to contribute to the creation of contacts at different levels and sectors of activities using the potential of cross-border cooperation to develop institutional links and networks that can mobilize the available regional and national resources concerned with social inclusion of children with disabilities

RESULTS

The project provided its contribution to inclusion and integration of children with disabilities in their communities through various measures: 1) The summer school of inclusion, gathering a total of 242 children from 20 communities/towns in BiH and MNE to actively interact with children without disabilities, to build their capacity through various adapted and tailored workshops and excursions into nature. 2) Bringing together the children’s associations in order to enhance their cooperation and synergy, to improve the assistance provided to their members and to widen the aspect of assistance for their members. 3) Training workshops for pedagogues, municipal representatives, social centre workers, as well as parents of children with disability to provide basic knowledge about the importance and details of dealing with children with special needs. A total of 6 workshops (3 in each country) were held, hosting a total of 108 pedagogues, local authority representatives, social centre workers and parents of children with disability. Regarding the establishment of cross-border partnership and networks, all associations and their unions (in BiH on Entity level, and in Montenegro on national level) were invited to actively participate in joint preparations for the Summer School of Inclusion methodology and programme. In addition, the network of the three unions and the 35 eligible associations (mostly on municipal level) jointly prepared a joint project proposal as one of the first steps of their future cooperation.