Help for those who need it most

17 Sep 2013

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14 civil society organisations began activities in the LOD III project

The Financing Agreement signed between the United Nations Development Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNDP) and 14 civil society organisations from the city of Banja Luka and municipalities of Tešanj, Višegrad and Novi Grad provides for the implementation of projects worth a total of about BAM 640,000, which will address specific issues in the areas of assistance for people with special needs, care for the elderly, employment of marginalised groups, and social inclusion of the Roma population.

In Banja Luka, a total of seven projects have been approved worth about BAM 340,000, followed by the municipality of Novi Grad Sarajevo with three approved projects worth about BAM 120,000, Tešanj with two projects worth about BAM 98,000, and Višegrad with two approved projects worth about BAM 80,000.

The projects are funded as part of the project Reinforcement of Local Democracy, and the total project cost of 2 million Euro is funded by the European Union from the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA).

This is an extension of the LOD III project activities aimed at strengthening cooperation between local authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and civil society organisations and contributing to the development of a democratic society. So far in this phase of the LOD III project, a total of 70 CSO projects have been supported, worth approximately BAM 2,400,000.