On Monday 6 June, Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC) is launching the first set of workshops for local officials, who will be trained in the project application, project planning, project implementation, project finance management, and cross-border and transnational networking.
Bosnia and Herzegovina formally applied for EU membership in 2016 and has since then increased its efforts to participate in EU programmes. Fundraising and European project management competencies are still limited at the local level and need to be strengthened in most institutions, including local ones. Strengthening the capacity of local administrations for proper project planning, project implementation, project finance management, and cross-border and transnational integration is needed, and POTC, with the support of Slovenian development assistance, will implement several training modules in BiH this year. The participants, representing municipal administrations, development agencies, and NGOs, come from the municipalities of Sanski Most, Oštra Luka, Prijedor, Krupa na Uni, Novi Grad, Bosanska Kostajnica, and Kozarska Dubica.
The project is part of the international development cooperation activities funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence.