Hilfswerk Austria International and Ministry of Social Policy and Refugees of Zenica Doboj Canton signed a contract on implementation of the project Roma Action.
The aim of the project is support to social inclusion of Roma famililes in the areas struck by floods. 2.827.000 Euro has been secured for this purpose, out of which the EU provided 2.5 million, and the rest was contributed by the local authorities. Nine municipalites/cities and two relevant ministries of Zenica Doboj Canton and Federation Government.
The total of 140 Roma families will be encompassed by this project, out of which 32 in Zenica Doboj Canton – a building with 12 flats will be constructed in Zavidovići, a building with 8 flats will be constructed in Kakan and 12 housing units will be reconstructed in Zenica.
Flats will be allocated on the principle of social housing, and the procedure to select beneficiaries is currently under way.