The Action “Quality education for all“ in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in its third phase will build upon the results of the two preceding Actions of the “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Türkiye” through a joint programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe. The action is an opportunity to build on the previous experience in order to help education decision-makers and practitioners to align further Bosnia and Herzegovina’s educational standards and approaches with European standards.

Based on Council of Europe anti-discrimination standards and education policies, including Recommendation CM/Rec(2012)13 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on ensuring quality education and the Council of Europe Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture, the action aims to foster implementation of the Policy Recommendations with a Roadmap for improving inclusive education in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  The action builds upon the results achieved during the implementation of the previous actions (HFI 38 “Quality Education in Multi-ethnic Societies” and HFII 21 “Quality education for All”) and supports effective implementation of the Policy Roadmap adopted by the Bosnia and Herzegovina Council of Ministers on 2 September 2020.

It is built along three main lines of action:

  • Support coordination of all relevant ministries and other relevant stakeholders in developing educational vision and goals in Bosnia and Herzegovina ;
  • Improve the competences of teachers, school leaders and other school staff to implement Roadmap objectives ;
  • Promote education as a social value by raising awareness of the society on quality education as a public good and a basic human right.

The action will develop communications strategies and action plans to this effect including all actors in the field of education and the media to promote education as a public good and a basic human right.

The action will take into account special needs of women and vulnerable groups, children, Roma and other minorities in all stages of its implementation. Their needs will be reflected in particular in the context of needs assessments, provision of training and capacity building, and the development of communication and awareness-raising materials. It will also ensure that gender perspective is mainstreamed at all stages of its implementation.