A ceremony of laying cornerstone took place on September 15, 2015 in Roma settlement Gorica, to mark the beginning of construction of four housing units that shall become a home to four Roma families. The addressing was done by Nedzad Ajnadzic, Chairman of Municipal Council of the Centar Municipality, Vladimir Pandurevic, EUD Sarajevo office representative, Suzana Jašarević, Hilfswerk Austria International Country Director for BiH, Elmir Bojadžić, ASB Director for SEE, and Dervo Sejdić, Roma representative.
HWA is implementing the EU funded project Roma Action together with the project partners, ASB and Kali Sara and with the co-funding by local authorities, Center Municipality and Federal Ministry of DPs and Refugees, which has been tailored to significantly improve the social status of 152 Roma families through housing & infrastructure, livelihood/job creation and social measures.
On September 10, 2015, in the presence of UNHCR and Foca Municipality representatives, HWA delivered an automatic edging machine to „BREST“ company in Foča. Putting this machine into function shall expand the production capacities and thereby create prerequisites for opening of new jobs for returnees/displaced persons in Foča.
Humanitarian organisation Hilfswerk Austria International, as one of the UNHCR partners implements a part of activities of the Project IPA – EU/UNHCR 2013/335-342, funded by the UNHR and the Europea Union, „Support to durable solutions of the revised strategy for implementation of Annex VII of Dayton Peace Agreement“ for the component – support to small and medium-sized enterprises for creation of new jobs for returnees and displaced persons.