The Council of Europe office in Bosnia and Herzegovina implemented seven projects pertaining to prison-related issues from October 2003.

The elements that can be considered as added value of all CoE implemented projects in the past, regardless whether these were Joint or Voluntary Contribution projects are that they were part of a long-term process, the CoE was able to rely on a solid network of European experts, the CoE’s action involved the prison administrations of the whole country and it aimed at building local capacity and using local skills.