Brat: Italian contribution to mixed migration flows in Bosnia Herzegovina and the Western Balkans discussed today
Migration Flows: today, Thursday 10 December 2022, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Hotel in Sarajevo and online on IPSIA’s YouTube channel, the first of three conferences within the project “BRAT: Balkan Route Reception in Transit”, financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), will be held
Migration Flows, the conference in Rome
The conference, whose title is “The Italian Contribution to Addressing Mixed Migration Flows in Bosnia Herzegovina and the Western Balkans”, represents the first opportunity for all project stakeholders to meet, dialogue and learn about the activities that will be implemented over the next 3 years.
The event will also see the participation of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), which will introduce tools and results developed with the contribution of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The project “BRAT – Balkan Route: Welcoming in Transit” deals with the migration phenomenon in Bosnia Herzegovina (BiH) and is a three-year initiative proposed by IPSIA in ATS with Caritas Italiana and the Italian Red Cross, which has been active on the territory for years. Its local partners are EMMAUS, Caritas BiH, and the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The project, financed by AICS, has three levels of intervention, to help facilitate orderly, safe and responsible migration flows in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in line with sustainable development objectives
– political and educational: by increasing the skills of national and local stakeholders in charge of managing the migration phenomenon through Advocacy actions, through training courses and by introducing new decision-making strategies that better respond to the challenges posed by this type of migration in the territory
– cultural: by increasing opportunities for knowledge between host communities and migrant communities, improving the narrative regarding migration phenomena with a specific awareness-raising campaign and also supporting host communities through public interventions that make the territory more inclusive.
– Operational: by increasing the skills of national and local stakeholders in charge of managing the migration phenomenon through Advocacy actions, through training courses and by introducing new decision-making strategies that better respond to the challenges posed by this type of migration in the territory; The BRAT project intervenes in the 3 areas of the country most affected by the migration flow: the Canton of Tuzla, the Canton of Sarajevo and the Canton of Una Sana on the border with Croatia.