One year after the informal groups and grass-root movements had received financial grants for the implementation of their activities, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights – Research Association (BIM-FV) organised a meeting in cooperation with the Plenum in Zenica. The aim of the meeting was to present the achieved results and to discuss sustainable solutions for the further engagement of the informal groups.
Activists of the seven supported groups took part in the meeting, as well as the partners of the initiative (ERSTE Foundation and the Swiss Embassy in Sarajevo) and Mr. Vedran Džihić, cooperation partner and expert for the Western Balkan region (Austrian Institute for International Politics – OIIP).
During the period from July 2015 to July 2016, the groups achieved important changes at the local level, which are described in the Report “Supporting informal citizens groups and grass-root initiatives in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Final Report July 2015 – July 2016”. (The report is available in the download section.) To the great joy of all the participants, the initiative was prolonged due to the further support of the ERSTE Foundation and the Swiss Embassy in Sarajevo, thus ensuring the continuation of the cooperation from September 2016 to April 2017. The BIM-FV as coordinator and leading partner of the initiative would like to thank all the activists and informal civic groups as well as all the partners of the initiative for the great cooperation and the restless efforts for the realisation of human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina.