ERIC Number: ED466540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Bosnia and Herzegovina. Civic Education Program for 1999-2000.
Borcanin, Natasa; Connolly, Stephen H.; Morgan, Edgar
The purpose of a civic education program in Bosnia and Herzegovina was to continue to promote the development of democratic principles through an informed electorate and a responsive government. To achieve this, the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) maintained the Zenica, Livno, and Doboj field offices and, in the final quarter of activity, opened new offices in Bijelinja and Bihac. From July 1999 to December 1999 program staff focused on civic action initiatives assisting local representatives in prioritizing needs, formulating requests, and presenting these requests to their elected officials. With the establishment of the new offices, activities shifted to a voter education concentration in preparation for the April 8, 2000 municipal elections. From these five offices, a staff of 30 national civic/voter education trainers implemented a program involving voter education seminars, civic education seminars, and promoting civic action initiatives. Over the life of the activity, project staff conducted seminars (n=7,542) which reached citizens (n=106,361) directly; distributed election-related literature (n=111,142) throughout municipalities (n=62); and established civic initiative groups (n=350) which achieved verified cases of action (n=100+) by local authorities. This report provides the following: (1) "Executive Summary"; (2) "Background"; (3) "Program Descriptions"; (4) "Project Implementation" (Mobilization and Methodology; and Results); (5) "Conclusions and Recommendations"; and (6) "Appendices". (BT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
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Identifiers - Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina