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Expanding the vocational education and training system and teaching skills relevant to the labour market

01.11.2014 - 31.10.2018

The SDC is working to ensure that jobseekers and insufficiently skilled workers are taught skills relevant to the labour market within the formal and non-formal vocational education and training system in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The training is geared to the needs of the various economic sectors, so that workers can be deployed in a targeted manner.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Education
Vocational training and skills development
Education policy

01.11.2014 - 31.10.2018


CHF 7'192'400



Working with young people to overcome gender stereotypes

A young man adds his handprint in paint to a collective charter.

01.09.2014 - 31.08.2017

Persisting macho stereotypes are a serious societal problem in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many young men display violent attitudes towards women, and these same young men are also inclined to neglect their own health. The SDC is changing attitudes and encouraging healthy lifestyles among young people by supporting a series of educational initiatives.

Country/region Period Budget
Bosnia and Herzegovina

01.09.2014 - 31.08.2017


CHF 700'000



The SDC supports efforts to improve conditions for the protection of children and adolescents

Young people drawing in the schoolyard with chalk.

01.01.2014 - 31.12.2017

The government in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) wants to reform the country's juvenile criminal legislation and improve the conditions of detention and follow-up for  juvenile criminal offenders. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) have been conducting a project to this end since 2009.

Country/region Period Budget
Bosnia and Herzegovina

01.01.2014 - 31.12.2017


CHF 2'250'000



Strengthening the Role of Local Communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Image of a ceremony of distributing certificates for local community and municipal representatives

01.11.2013 - 30.06.2019

Given the complex and difficult political and administrative environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina municipalities face serious challenges to serve their citizens properly, and citizens feel that their needs are not heard by politicians. The local administrative levels are considered the most dynamic and responsive ones to address citizen’s concerns. The project Strengthening the Role of Local Communities focuses on empowering Local Communities (Mjesna Zajednica – MZ) to raise citizens’ responsiveness, participation, and social inclusion in local development processes.

Country/region Period Budget
Bosnia and Herzegovina

01.11.2013 - 30.06.2019


CHF 4'100'000



Project completed

Managing the risk of natural hazards through capacity building and increased cooperation

Aerial shot of flooding in the United States. People can be seen travelling around in boates.

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2015

Working to reduce the risk of natural disasters is a fundamental element of improving the security of local populations. Switzerland has placed this objective on the agenda for its chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2014. High-level conferences and practical training are planned.

Country/region Period Budget
Eastern Europe and CIS

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2015


CHF 4'000'000



Project completed

Stronger public employment services for better labour market integration

At the job fair in Tuzla, young people receive information on job searching.

01.10.2011 - 31.03.2016

The Youth Employment Project (YEP) focuses on the better integration of young women and men, particularly from disadvantaged population groups, into the labour market. It works closely with the public employment services, in particular to improve their ability to place youth in jobs. Youth Employment Project also makes efforts to effect positive changes to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s youth employment policy.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Labor market development
Non-formal basic education (including youth and adults life skills and literacy)

01.10.2011 - 31.03.2016


CHF 3'600'000



The "Bosnia i Herzegovina"-Platform

01.01.2020 - 31.12.2025

The Bosnia i Herzegovina Platform (BiH) is an initiative of diaspora associations that are already involved in development activities. The platform will enhance cooperation and strengthen the diaspora associations’ role as development actors. SDC aims at promoting the potential of migrants for sustainable development mainly through improved framework conditions. The permanent platform as an effective and dynamic network will set the grounds for competent coordination services to diaspora organizations, to the country of destination and to the country of origin.


BiH Diaspora Plattform

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019

Das Projekt schaff den Rahmen für einen relevanten Beitrag der BiH Diaspora in der Schweiz an die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung, die Demokratiebildung sowie die Stärkung der sozialen Kohäsion im Herkunftsland, da sich ein signifikanter Teil der BiH Diaspora in der Schweiz aufhält. Eine ethnisch und konfessionell unabhängige BiH Diaspora Plattform kann eine doppelte Brückenfunktion sowohl innerhalb der heterogenen BiH Diaspora als auch im fragmentierten Gefüge von BiH haben.


Youth Employment Project

01.04.2016 - 31.03.2020

Youth Employment Project (YEP) helps the public employment services to improve their mediation performance, introduce youth friendly service, e.g. individual and group counselling for unemployed young people aged 18-30. Together with the local partners, YEP promotes new, (self)-employment opportunities linked with the social entrepreneurship models - in particular tor the most disadvantaged, socially excluded youth.


Support to more effective Mine Action and Strengthening of National Mine Action Capacities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

01.12.2015 - 31.12.2017

The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has left behind a grim legacy of mines and other explosive remnants. This leftover has a negative impact on the quality of life of the affected population and hampers the development. With this project, Switzerland will contribute to improving the quality of life of the population in areas affected by mines and other explosive remnants of war by speeding up and supporting more effective mine action activities in BiH and thus creating preconditions for socio-economic development in the country.


Planned project

Bosnia Herzegovina: Strengthening Associations of Municipalities and Cities

01.07.2015 - 30.06.2019

Both Associations of Municipalities and Cities (AMCs) in the Federation and the Republika Srpska have an increasingly important role in advocating for changes in policy, legislation and funding on behalf of municipalities. They represent their members in national policy development dialogues and act as intermediary between central and local governments. Successful decentralization relies on strong associations of local authorities capacitated to drive intensive advocacy processes and promote decentralization.


Project completed

CARITAS programme contribution East 2015 - 2016

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016

CARITAS Switzerland is committed to a world in which the rights and dignity of every human being are respected and all people – regardless of their race, sex, religion or political persuasion – have access to food, water, shelter, health, education and work. Being committed to the Human Rights and Millennium Development Goals, CARITAS engages in long-term development cooperation, disaster risk reduction and humanitarian aid.

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