Parliaments and Governance
|EU Acquis chapters||Institutions|
|Programme Funding Year||2012|
|Periods of implementation||2014|
|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, LUKAVICA, USTIPRAČA|
As essential representative institutions, the parliaments in BiH - the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH, Parliament of the Federation BiH (FBiH), National Assembly of the Republika Srpska (RS) and the BD (Brčko District) Assembly - need to strengthen their role in the strategic guidance of the EU integration process, hence this project 'Enhancing the role of Parliaments in BiH in the EU integration context'. During the accession process, the tasks of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH, the Parliaments of the Entities and BD Assembly are to support and supervise accession negotiations with the EU, and to adopt legislation necessary for alignment with the acquis. Therefore, strengthening of efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of parliaments in BiH is of crucial importance in the context of the EU integration process. Parliamentary cooperation is of key importance in alignment of legislation with the EU acquis, nourishing public debate as well as strengthening political cooperation towards joining the EU. The parliaments need appropriate procedural mechanisms, as well as available resources to fulfil their role in the EU accession process.
1. Strengthening capacities for strategic guidance of the EU accession process and dialogue with the European Parliament. 2. Enhancing the mechanisms and capacity for legislative alignment. 3. Enhancing the mechanism for oversight of the government, of supervisory and regulatory bodies and improving cooperation with government on the EU accession process. 4. Increasing participation of civil society and visibility of the role of Parliaments in the EU accession process. 5. Developing regular cooperation and coordination among the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, National Assembly of the Republika Srpska, Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Brčko District Assembly on EU-related issues. 6. Raising capacity of MPs and parliamentary staff. 7. Improving internal resource management.