The final conference for the EU funded project “Roma Action (RA) – ”Support to socio-economic inclusion of Roma in BiH through housing, socio-economic measures with proactive participation of local authorities and other stakeholders was held in Sarajevo on 16 December 2015.
As the Project „Roma Action“ approaches its ending, four more Roma families have been made happy by receiving newly constructed homes in Sarajevo settlement Gorica. The handover ceremony took place on December 16, 2015 in the presence of the Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the Delegation in BiH, HWA Director, representatives of co-funders MHRR and Center Municipality, partner organisations ASB and Kali Sara. Roma Action project provided new homes for 149 vulnerable Roma families in 14 locations accross Bosnia and Herzegovina.
On November 26, 2015, the keys to 16 new housing units were symbolically handed to beneficiary families for their use on the principle of social housing. Two residential buildings were constructed within the poject Roma Action that supports socio-economic inclusion of Roma in BiH through housing, socio-economic measures with proactive participation of local authorities and other stakeholders The project is financed by the European Union through the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA 2011) and it is implemented by Hilfswerk Austria International with its project partners.
The keys to eight flats in a residential building were symbolically handed over to beneficiary families in Varda settlement, Kakanj at a ceremony that took place on November 25, 2015 and was a part of Statehood Day celebrations.
The keys to five houses with all accompanying infrastructure have been symbolically handed to Roma families at a ceremony held in Stanojevići on November 23, 2015. The houses were given to the permanent ownership to the families who lived in the extremely difficult conditions so far – at a waste disposal area and in a collective center.