The Municipality of Vukosavlje in Bosnia and Herzegovina celebrated Municipal Day on 8 September 2023, at the regular session of the Vukosavlje Municipal Assembly. The Mayor of Vukosavlje, Borislav Rakić, presented a Plaque to the Council of Europe for its advocacy and exceptional contribution in the field of minorities, human rights, fundamental freedoms, and human dignity.
Vukosavlje is one of the 12 ROMACTED partner municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is also among the municipalities with the highest percentage of Roma population in the Beneficiary, representing over than 5% of the local population. Challenges faced by Roma communities in Vukosavlje have been addressed through the joint EU-CoE ROMACTED Programme since 2017, and the Municipality has been a very supportive stakeholder, contributing to the wellbeing of their citizens, with a particular focus on Roma children.
Through joint efforts, the municipality of Vukosavlje and the ROMACTED Programme addressed a wide range of subjects, including the provision of transportation for Roma children, provision of school supplies, educational sessions, capacity building activities, adaptation of the primary school, development of a Local Action Plan, and support through COVID-19 pandemic.
As the ROMACTED II implementation phase continues, the Programme will keep working towards Roma inclusion at the Local Level in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and will directly contribute to the implementation of the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion of Roma 2021-2025, and support the implementation of the Council of Europe Strategic Action Plan for Roma and Traveller Inclusion (2020-2025).
To know more about ROMACTEDII action in Bosnia and Herzegovina, visit the following links: