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Balkan Public Policy Fund (BPPF) grants from the Balkan CS Acquis project implemented by BCSDN and its members were allocated for the implementation of activities aimed at building functional cooperation mechanisms between governments and CSOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), since there is lack of institutional cooperation at any of the levels: municipal, cantonal, entity and state. In the past, an agreement on cooperation between the Council of Ministers and CSOs has been signed, but many years later, not much has been done to its revision, and it is expected that it will happen by the end of the year. Activities that focused on the activation of the agreement, signed in 2007, served by establishing an institutional framework for cooperation and dialogue between the state and CSOs in BiH. It is expected that by signing the crucial documents for cooperation between the authorities and CSOs, it will contribute in creating a better environment for the development of civil society in BiH, or that these documents can also be a greater support and guide both for CSOs and governments in proper structuring and implementation of public policies. CPCD policy brief that gathers the research and the recommendations made through the BPPF grants can be found here.

Source: Civilno Drustvo

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