Result 1 – The EU units are enabled to provide administrative support to the strategic guidance (to the oversight and scrutiny functions of the Parliaments) and prepare parliamentary positions and information activities and events related to EU accession issues:
Result 2 – Contribution to setting up a cooperation mechanism on EU integration tasks ensuring its regular organisation by the EU units.
Result 3 – The capacity of the responsible administrative structures – acting in cooperation with respective executive offices – to provide the professional support to compatibility checking and amendment drafting in a standard legal approximation procedure is improved:
Result 4 – Common Action Plan for the cantonal assemblies to enhance their role in the European integration process and to ensure their required engagement is elaborated and implemented.
Twinning projects must bring to the Beneficiary Institutions tangible, operational skills and knowledge in connection with the parliamentary activities and the EU integration process. Therefore, after thorough assessment of the current situation, guidelines and recommendations are being elaborated to introduce or further improve structures, procedures and methods – thus establishing or strengthening European standards in the operation of the Parliaments of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In order to share the EU best practices in many activity fields of the Parliaments and to provide practical information related to the EU integration process in the most efficient way, general and more specific (on-the-job) trainings, workshops, consultations, roundtables, study visits, internships and coaching activities are being delivered.
A series of various communication actions are organized to promote the awareness-raising role of BiH Parliaments in EU integration related issues.
The project is implemented by the Office of the Hungarian National Assembly, the Administration of the Austrian Parliament and the Croatian Parliament Staff Service. Furthermore, experts are also invited from 7 other parliamentary chambers of 5 other EU Member States (Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Portugal, Slovakia) in order to find – on the basis of European best practices – the most suitable, well-functioning structures and procedures for the BiH Parliaments. Altogether more than 60 EU Member State experts implement activities in 4 Components.