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CONCORD recommendations on floods in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina



On 26 May 2014 the CONCORD Enlargement, Pre-accession and Neighbourhood (EPAN) Working Group and TRIALOG, in cooperation with the Balkan Civil Society Development Network, held an update meeting in Brussels on the current situation in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Participants to the meeting discussed immediate support needed in the affected regions as well as potential support for long-term (psycho-)social support, reconstruction, rehabilitation and socio-economic development and identified some key recommendations to decision makers at local, national and European levels to better anticipate the needs of people affected by the floods. The overarching recommendation is to focus on the most vulnerable people such as children, women, Roma and the elderly, support cooperation between the authorities and civil society and the reform of civil protection services.

The CONCORD EPAN group, which is chaired by the Secretary General of ALDA Antonella Valmorbida and maintains strategic alliances with partners in the Balkans, suggests that the European Commission should consider refocusing remaining IPA CSF Multi-beneficiary and IPA CBC programmes in the cross-border area Croatia-BiH-Serbia for the period 2007-2013 to re-granting schemes supporting various concrete sustainable planning and reconstruction, rehabilitation, development initiatives and monitoring of transparency and accountability of these efforts by CSOs in BiH and Serbia.

CONCORD is committed to the recommendation developped (.pdf), and would like to underline the importance of ensuring full transparency and accountability while delivering assistance to the people hit by the floods. We believe that the EU and its Member State should provide more and long-term financial support.

Read the recommendations developped (.pdf)



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