Hilfswerk Austria International (HWA) has constructed a building in Brčko District BiH (BD), containing 18 apartments that are reserved for socially vulnerable Roma families. The action was financed by the European Union and co-funded by the local authorities in BD. On 24th October 2017, Stefan Fritz, the Managing Director of HWA, together with Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, the Head of the EU Delegation and EU Special Representative in BiH, and Siniša Milić, the Mayor of Brčko District BiH, handed over the apartment keys to the Roma families.
Mr. Fritz wished all the best to the beneficiaries in their new apartments and announced the continuation of HWA similar activities in BiH. He also expressed his satisfaction that HWA is actively participating in the Roma families’ inclusion through construction of new homes in BiH and invited international donors and local authorities to persist on this type of support and continue investing in socio-economic integration and better future of socially vulnerable population.