FPI BH in Cooperation with the BiH Euro Info Centres Informs the Citizens on the European Integration Process

The FPI BH associates on the Project of “Monitoring of the BiH European Integration Process” held a series of lectures in Zvornik, Mostar and Brčko in cooperation with the Euro Info Centers in Tuzla, Mostar and Brčko.

PRESENTATION “CRITICAL REVIEW ON THE SAA IMPLEMENTATION” HELD IN BRČKO

Brčko, 18 November 2009 – In accordance with its basic mission aimed towards informing the public of the EU integrations and BiH Government activities on fulfilling the commitments taken over from the SAA, the Euro Information Centre Brčko; in cooperation with Civil Society Centre Kyodo Sarajevo, Faculty of Economy Brčko, and the Department for European Integrations of Brčko District BiH Government; organized a presentation on the topic “Critical Review on the Stabilization and Association Agreement“.

The presentation of Mr. Erol Mujanovic from the Foreign Policy Initiative BH from Sarajevo was attended by numerous members of the academic community, students, local business people and politicians. The conclusion of those present there was clear – progress in implementing the reforms connected with the European Integrations is on a very low level precisely because the BiH political leaders can not find a consensus on basic reform priorities. Participants’ conclusion was that only small progress was made in the aria of respecting the human rights, and the obligation of constitutional reforms is reduced to adopting amendments relating to BiH Brčko District.

The message from this gathering was that establishing a legal frame for political fight against corruption, better education, and better sorted public health system, are some of the most important tasks of the BiH leaders, if the state wishes to get closer to the EU.

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“THE IMPORTANCE OF THE EURO-ATLANTIC INTEGRATIONS AND THE CURRENT STATE OF JOINING THE EU”

Mostar, 10. November, 2009 – Within the frame of its activities, the Euro Center Mostar organized a lecture on the topic of “The Importance of the Euro-Atlantic Integrations and the Current State of Joining the EU” which was held on Monday, 9 November, 2009 in the premises of the Faculty of Law of Mostar University.

The Vice-dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof. dr. Vesna Kazazić, on behalf of the Euro Info Centre and the Faculty, introduced the lecturer, Mr. Davor Vuletić, the Director of the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), and expressed her gratitude for the preparedness to approximate the information on the Integrations and the term “Western Balkans” in such a manner, to students and undergraduates.

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YOUTH PERSPECTIVES IN PERIPHERAL AND RURAL ENVIRONMENTS IN THE CONTEXT OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION ASSOCIATION PROCESS”

Tuzla, 6 November, 2009 – On 5 November, 2009, in the International Youth Centre Križevci near Zvornik, the Euro Info Centre Tuzla, as part of its activities, organized a conference on the topic of “Youth Perspectives in Peripheral and Rural Environments in the Context of European Integration Association Process” in order to identify the problem the young people meet in rural and peripheral areas in BiH and find possible solutions to them within the context of the European Integration Association Process.

The lecturers, Ms. Anamarija Magazinović, representative of the Foreign Policy Initiative, spoke of local and rural development in accordance with the implementation of the SAA as well as of the development components and application possibilities from the IPA Program; Docent dr. Ismet Sejfija, professor at the Faculty of Political Science in Sarajevo, Ševal Šehić, coordinator of the Križevci Youth Centre, and Đorđe Radanović, the President of the Youth European Movement in BiH spoke of the position of young people in rural environments as well as of problems and possibilities of rural development in BiH.

Conference participants; representatives of youth NGOs from all parts of BiH, representatives of the OSCE and development agencies ”Nerda” and “Bospo” as well as the representatives of the municipal governments that further scientific and expert researches, that will provide the empiric base for situation assessment and village and peripheral development planning, are necessary.