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General Purposes


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $60,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2010–June 30, 2012
  • Location Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Geographic Focus Bosnia and Herzegovina

About this grant

The project goal is to improve the quality and effectiveness of policy development and implementation in Bosnia-Herzegovina. To this end, the Centre for Socio-Economic Studies "Populari," a think tank established in late 2007, promotes informed debate on social, economic, and political developments through a variety of activities and analytical reports. During the grant period, the center will carry out field-based studies and assessments and stimulate discussion of policy issues through seminars, public presentations, and bilateral meetings. The center will focus on monitoring and promoting European Union integration and accession; the ownership and management of state property and how this complicates Bosnia-Herzegovina’s state-building efforts; and working with young people in high schools and colleges to stimulate critical thinking about the country’s future. In 2008-2010, the center produced important reports as well as a documentary film based on solid, field-based research and covering such timely issues as the country’s progress toward European Union accession and its inclusion in the European Union’s visa-free regime.