Support to the BiH Government for the European Integration process and Co-ordination of Community Assistance – Phase III

Client: European Commission, 2010/01 – 2012/01

The main objective of this project was to further strengthen the capacities of the Directorate for European Integration (DEI) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is the main coordinating and managing body of the EU integration process, and other Bosnia and Herzegovina institutions involved in the EU integration process.

The project provided technical assistance and consultations on horizontal and sectoral issues of transposition and implementation of EU law, administrative capacity building services, training for civil servants, studies on improving the governance of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s European integration coordination system, and recommendations on how to increase the efficiency of the European Integration Directorate. The project targeted capacity building of all DEI units – Strategic Division, Legal Approximation Division, EU Aid Coordination Division, Translation Division – and contributed to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s progress towards EU candidate country status.

The project, funded by European Commission, was implemented by ESTEP together with its partners East West Consulting (Belgium), EURECNA SPA (Italy), Lucid Link (Bosnia and Herzegovina).