Training on preventing child trafficking through age assessment of children at risk

26-27 JULY 2022 Konjic

Children, especially in the context of mixed migration flows, who are not in possession of any identity documents are exposed to a higher risk of human trafficking and exploitation. To provide them with appropriate shelter and protection services, their age must be established according to age...

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Call for tenders - Transportation and related service for the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo

Call for tenders – Provision of Transportation and related services for the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo. Tender consists of the following documents: 1. Call for tender 2. Act of Engagement

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Bosnia and Herzegovina adopts LGBTI Action Plan developed with the support of European Union and Council of Europe

2 August 2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Council of Ministers adopted last week the LGBTI Action Plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021 - 2024 aiming to improve the situation with human rights and freedoms of LGBTI persons in the country. This is the first Action Plan of the kind; it was developed with the support of the European...

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Sensitised treatment of LGBTI prisoners in correctional institutions

26-27 July 2022 Igman

25 participants of prison staff from different parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Ministries of Justice and Human Rights and refugees, strengthened their knowledge and capacities during the education on the topic of treatment of LGBTI persons with an additional focus on transgender...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Call for tenders – services related to professional media and outreach support in project communication

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is implementing the project “Innovating democratic participation at local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina”” as part of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022-2025. In that context, it is looking for...

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The Congress supports the engagement of Local Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina for increased transparency and integrity of Local Public Action

“Openness and responsiveness of local authorities are more vital than ever nowadays, as our societies face multiple crises”, stated Vladimir Prebilič, Congress Spokesperson on Ethics and Prevention of Corruption (Slovenia, SOC/G/PD), at the event on “Open, transparent and inclusive policies at...

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The Steering Committee on preventing and combating human trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina held its sixth meeting

12 JULY 2022 Sarajevo

The authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina reiterated their commitment to improve the domestic response to human trafficking and the protection of and assistance to the victims, in line with the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, at the sixth meeting of the...

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Call for tenders: consultancy services consultancy services under the project ‘Enhancing Freedom of expression and access to information in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EFEX)'

The Council of Europe is currently implementing a project on ‘Enhancing freedom of expression and freedom of access to information in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EFEx)’, funded through the voluntary contribution of Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The...

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The regional summer school of human rights for students of law faculties was held in Trebinje

15 July 2022 Trebinje

Through the organisation of a regional summer school on human rights for law school students, the Council of Europe continues to invest efforts in the dissemination of knowledge and the development of skills for better protection of human rights. From July 12 to 15, 32 law students from Albania,...

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Health care professionals in Bosnia and Herzegovina trained on trafficking in human beings

30 JUNE - 1 JULY 2022 Teslic

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action "Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Bosnia and Herzegovina" launched training sessions for health care professionals with the aim to increase their awareness of the phenomenon of human trafficking and the difficulties to...

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Publication: MEDIA AND GENDER - Towards a balanced gender representation and participation in the media in Bosnia and Herzegovina

5 July 2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Study on ‘Media and Gender: Towards a balanced gender representation and participation in the media in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ serves as basis for the development of media and information literacy (MIL) interventions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Study focuses on two conceptual pillars,...

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GRETA publishes its third report on Bosnia and Herzegovina

28 JUNE 2022 Strasbourg

In its third-round evaluation report published today, the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) welcomes Bosnia and Herzegovina’s improved legislative and policy anti-human trafficking framework, but calls for strengthened implementation, in particular in terms of...

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Criminal justice sector response to the threats to fairness and integrity of elections

28 June 2022 Sarajevo

A two-day conference titled “Criminal justice sector response to the threats to fairness and integrity of elections” was held in Sarajevo from 23-25 June and was organised by the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo in partnership with the OSCE Mission to BiH. The conference welcomed...

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First Working Group meeting on the establishment of standardised operational procedures for data gathering, analysis, and exchange of data

22 June 2022 Banja Luka

The first Working Group (WG) under the project "Ensuring Sustainable Penitentiary Actions in managing rehabilitation of violent extremist prisoners in Bosnia and Herzegovina (ESPA-VEP)" took place on 22 June, 2022 in Banja Luka. The meeting brought together representatives from the Ministries of...

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First Steering Committee Meeting on the “Ensuring Sustainable Penitentiary Actions in managing rehabilitation of violent extremist prisoners in Bosnia and Herzegovina (ESPA-VEP)” project

21. june 2022 Banja Luka

The first Steering Committee (SC) meeting of the project “Ensuring Sustainable Penitentiary Actions in managing rehabilitation of violent extremist prisoners in Bosnia and Herzegovina (ESPA-VEP)” was held on 21 June in Banja Luka. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of...

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Additional trainings on child trafficking for child education professionals held in Brčko and Sarajevo

10 June 2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina

With the success of the first two training sessions for child education professionals, implemented in March 2022, and thanks to the great interest from the education institutions from the Canton Sarajevo and Brcko district, the Action "Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in...

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Human rights trainings contribute to independence and efficiency of the judiciary in Bosnia and Herzegovina

1-3 June 2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Council of Europe continues in investing efforts to transfer knowledge and develop skills for a better protection of human rights at the national level. The trainings for judges and prosecutors will be carried out according to the newly developed Human Rights Training Curriculum for Initial...

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Capacity building on the Council of Europe’s instruments for the protection of national minorities

3 June 2022 Sarajevo

Twenty–four members of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian national minority co-ordination group gathered on 30 and 31 May to increase their knowledge on two key tools of the Council of Europe when it comes to the protection of national minorities: the Framework Convention for the Protection of...

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Visit of the Minister of education from Una-Sana Canton to the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo

3 June 2022 Sarajevo

On 1 June, Minister Almin Hopovac and Assistant Minister Almira Ezić from the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Una-Sana Canton visited the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo, where they met with Bojana Urumova, Head of the Office, and Zorica Lešić, Senior Project Officer...

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Education in combating discrimination and bullying based on sexual orientation and gender identity grounds in Bosnia and Herzegovina

24-25 MAY 2022 JAHORINA

„Such educational initiatives are necessary in Bosnia and Herzegovina!“ was one of the conclusions of the 20 participants in a two-day workshop on the prevention of prejudices, stereotypes, stigmatisation and violence towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexual (LGBTI)...

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