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Promoting Good Governance and Roma Empowerment at Local Level (ROMACTED)

Support is provided to local authorities to integrate Roma specific dimension/measures into the mainstream local policies, budgets and public service delivery on their agenda, while enhancing the participation of Roma citizens in the design, implementation and monitoring of those policies and projects.

The aims of the programme are to:

• strengthen political will and support local development through capacity-building of local authorities and effective participation of Roma citizens in local plans and  projects;
• empower the Roma citizens on the individual level (assisting people to practice their basic rights and to expand their capacity and skills), as well as on the  community level (assisting people to get organised to voice their interests around community problem-solving);
• improve and expand the institutions' commitment, capacities, knowledge and skills in working for Roma inclusion, putting into practice the concepts of good governance.

It is expected that the participating municipalities continue serving the needs of the Roma population, including via sustainable local action plans and one-stop-shops that facilitate the access of Roma to public services. The target groups of the project are local public administrations (the elected representatives and relevant officials) and the Roma communities from the selected municipalities. Overall, the project will target 50 municipalities.



Maja Grujic, Project Officer,

Project duration:
2017 - 2020
Economic governance, Social affairs
Strategic partner:
Association Romalen Kakanj, Local Governments
Council of Europe
Council of Europe, European Union
Project implemented in:
Republika Srpska, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brčko District BiH
Zenica-Doboj Canton, Tuzla Canton, Central Bosnia Canton
Municipalities (9):
Bijeljina, Donji Vakuf, Gradiška, Kakanj, Prnjavor, Travnik, Tuzla, Visoko, Vukosavlje