Support to Durable Solutions - Implementation of Annex VII Dayton Agreement

What was the Project about?

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The purpose of this multi-year project (2014 – 2016) Annex VII Action: Support to Durable Solutions of Revised Annex VII Dayton Peace Agreement Implementation Strategy was to assist at least 2,400 vulnerable internally displaced persons and returnees in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including women victims of war, in finding solutions to social and economic challenges that they are currently facing, through close cooperation between local communities and authorities, civil society and project partners, and with the support of the Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Federal Ministry for Displaced Persons and Refugees, the Ministry for Refugees and Displaced Persons of Republika Srpska and Brčko District Department for Displaced Persons, Refugees and Housing Affairs.

What We Did?

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In cooperation with the local autorities, the project partners were indentifying the needs of internally displaced persons and returnees with the aim of providing housing and economic sustainability, strengthening their social protection and inclusion, providing access to healthcare for the elderly and education for the children, providing free legal aid and supporting the psycho-social integration of returnees into local communities.

Concerning the legal aid component of the project implemented by the project partner Vaša prava BiH, free legal assistance was provided throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina through their local offices (with mobile teams).



Who Financed It?

Donor name Amount contributed for three years
EU under the IPA 2012 Programme EUR 7,000,000
UNHCR EUR 1,107,500
Total EUR 8,107,500