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Public funded projects

Strengthening the Social Services System

Since 2018, the organisation SOS Children’s Villages in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with the entity ministries of social protection, has been implementing the project “Strengthening the social services system in Bosnia and Herzegovina”. The project is implemented with the support of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The implementation of this project contributes to the creation of a legal framework and assumptions for the establishment of an accessible system of social services and the improvement of the capacity and knowledge of local professionals.

The project includes 300 foster families, 350 local professionals from the field of social protection and 200 representatives of entity, cantonal, local authorities, as well as social service providers, international organisations and NGOs.

The project is aimed at creating a functional social services system that will be directed towards vulnerable groups in the society and towards individuals, with a special focus on vulnerable categories of children and families in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Project activities:

1 – Providing support in the process of creating quality legal frameworks and standards for raising the quality of social services

2 – Strengthening the capacity of professionals in centres for social work to use methodologies in the field of foster care and case management

3 – Improvement of the social protection database management system

4 – Public advocacy campaign on the need to improve the social services system