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24 Apr 2015 description

Tools and equipment help families return home

“We are still afraid of new floods, even when there is only a light rain. That fear is not rational, but it’s here, especially for the children.”

April 2015—Where do you start when you’ve lost everything you own? What should you replace first—and how?

22 Apr 2015 description

Although BiH is among the countries with the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per capita in Europe, we are nonetheless vulnerable to climate change. It is evident that the nature around us is changing, with new challenges emerging. There are increasingly more days with tropical temperatures, as well as prolonged periods of drought and a change in the schedule and intensity of rainfall, which leads to flooding. Climate change also leads to reduced precipitation during the plant cultivation and increased frequency of adverse weather conditions (heat and cold waves, floods and droughts).

16 Apr 2015 description

The Advisory Panel of the EU Floods Recovery Programme held its third meeting yesterday in Sarajevo to discuss the progress of the floods recovery efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, exchange information on the results achieved so far and discuss future activities. Special emphasis was placed on housing rehabilitation and mitigation of disaster risks in the housing sector, particularly the Floods and Landslides Housing Risk Assessment which is being developed under the auspices of the Programme.

16 Apr 2015 description

SARAJEVO, 16 April 2015 - OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier concluded yesterday a three-day visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he met with high-level state officials, Srebenica municipal and religious leaders, and senior representatives of the international community.

11 Apr 2015 description

On April 7th, 2015, Dr. Christian Hellbach, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Zahira Virani, Acting UNDP Resident Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, signed the contract of grant for the UNDP project "Urgent Action on Ammunition Destruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina”. During the ceremony the Ministry of Defence was represented by Mr. Boris Jerinić, Deputy Minister for Resources.

07 Apr 2015 description
report World Vision

Donations of agricultural seeds, berry seedlings, bee hives, poultry, small and large cattle, financed by the Austrian Development Agency helped 2,424 agricultural producers in the flood-affected municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina recover their lives and livelihood security.

02 Apr 2015 description
report Peace Direct

April 1 2015: A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This month’s edition features articles on Syrian civil society, community-led resilience, and more. Sign up here to receive the newsletter by email each month.

31 Mar 2015 description

Massimo Mina, Head of Operations for Social Development, Civil Society and Cross-Border Cooperation at the EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Dževad Mujkić, Mayor of Lukavac, officially opened a reconstructed bridge over the Bukovica River today, thereby reconnecting the local communities of Tumare and Panjik in the Lukavac Municipality.

26 Mar 2015 description

Through its Economic Recovery component, the EU Floods Recovery Programme will provide grants to individuals who have suffered property damage as a result of May 2014 floods, with the aim of helping them recover their economic standing in selected local administration units (Maglaj, Odžak, Domaljevac-Šamac, Orašje, Tuzla, Sanski Most, Živinice, Zenica, Srebrenik, Lukavac, Žepče, Bijeljina, Šamac, Doboj, Prijedor, Banja Luka, Modriča, Laktaši, Srbac, Šekovići, Vukosavlje, Čelinac, Brčko).

Each user will receive the following starting package for agricultural production:

26 Mar 2015 description

Tokyo – The Government of Japan is providing US$ 237.4 million to support the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as it works to improve the lives of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.

21 Mar 2015 description

Charge d'Affaires of the EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina Dr Renzo Daviddi visited the Vocational School “Tehnoloska skola” in Banja Luka today, which is currently being rehabilitated within the EU Floods Recovery Programme. EU's investment to the school's rehabilitation works comprises 77,000 EUR (150,400 KM) which covers joinery replacement and roof reparation.

20 Mar 2015 description
report Peace Direct

March 20 2015: A recent peacebuilding conference in Israel discussed the role of culture and memory in peacebuilding. Nerkez Opačin argues that storytelling is vital to explaining the past for future generations, and reports on the unique way in which Sarejavans are remembering the victims of the Bosnian war.

20 Mar 2015 description

Total Funding: $9.4 million
Start Date: September 2014
End Date: September 2019
Implementing Partner: Millennium DPI Partners

The Challenge

17 Mar 2015 description


Migration has been and always will be a fact of life; we have to ensure that it is also a safe process that does not negatively impact the health of migrants and host communities. Population mobility influences, guides and supports economic and social development, social stability, and the greater integration of global processes in countries of origin, transit, destination and return. The healthier migrants are, the more efficient and balanced the future of our integrated and globalized world will be.

16 Mar 2015 description

SARAJEVO, 16 March 2015 - The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina hosted today a meeting of the Strategic Committee for Weapons, Ammunition and Explosive Ordnance of BiH, chaired by the BiH Defence Minister Zekerijah Osmic, focusing on the necessity to accelerate the process of disposal of surplus ammunition and upgrading the safety and security infrastructure of storage sites.

14 Mar 2015 description

The number of educational institutions (kindergartens and schools) to be rehabilitated by the EU Floods Recovery Programme has been increased from the initially planned 90 to 109, hence allowing more children, teachers and parents to benefit from rehabilitated learning facilities across the flood-affected areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

09 Mar 2015 description

Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina | | Friday 3/6/2015 - 14:03 GMT

Two days of blizzards and strong winds in Bosnia and Croatia caused havoc along the Adriatic coast, leaving thousands of homes without power, disrupting traffic and killing a motorist, officials said Friday.

The motorist died near Zepce in northern Bosnia after crashing into a pile of rubble and mud swept onto the road by a landslide, police said.

Storms blacked out some 100 villages in central and southern Bosnia, where dozens of roads were closed off, rescue-workers said.

02 Mar 2015 description

In January 2015, Serbia took over the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), succeeding Switzerland. In addition to the urgency of the Ukrainian crisis, the issue of reconciliation and strengthening regional cooperation in the Western Balkans remains a current topic. More than 15 years after the end of the Yugoslav wars, many challenges remain. How far along is the reconciliation process in the Western Balkans? What is the outcome of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia?