The meeting took place on 23 June at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in Zagreb. The Donors praised the Partner Countries for the progress achieved during the previous year. In the past 12 months, RHP has moved from preparation to its implementation phase.
The Donors approved the latest sub-project proposal submitted by Serbia, aiming at providing durable housing solutions in the places of local integration for 661 refugee families throughout Serbia. This fourth Serbian sub-project has a total cost of approximately EUR 12 million, of which around EUR 10.6 million will be financed by the RHP Fund.
Today, CEB made the first disbursement from the RHP Fund: a 1st tranche of EUR 315 000 was disbursed to Croatia for the construction of an apartment building in the town of Korenica.
In its 6th meeting, held on 27 March 2014, the RHP Assembly of Donors approved the 2013 RHP Fund Annual Report. You can read the report online as an electronick book or download a pdf version.
The CEB updated the Donors on the latest developments in RHP implementation. The Donors welcomed the progress on the ground and noted with appreciation that the first Grant Agreements have now been signed by Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, and that Bosnia and Herzegovina will follow suit.
Visit the section "Projects Approved" and download a regularly updated table which shows the implementation progress.
The 8th RHP Regional Coordination Forum meeting was held on 30 January 2014 in Sarajevo. It gathered representatives of the four Partner Countries, the European Commission, the US, UNHCR, OSCE, Switzerland and CEB.
As the RHP implementation is moving forward, with already ten projects approved in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, the hopes and expectations of potential beneficiaries are becoming more concrete.
Croatia and CEB signed RHP Framework Agreement
Montenegro became the third Partner Country to finalise legal framework
Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Policy Dr Jovan Krkobabic, and the Vice Governor of the CEB, Mr Mikolaj Dowgielewicz, signed on 25 October in Belgrade the Framework Agreement for the Serbian Country Housing Project under the Regional Housing Programme.
On 15 October 2013, the Mayor of Glina Milan Baksic, together with his colleagues from the Croatian State Office for Reconstruction and Housing Care and from the county of Sisak-Moslavina, welcomed the delegation of CEB to discuss the implementation of the Glina elderly home -project.
Each Partner Country has set up comprehensive structures that are in charge of implementing each Country Housing Project. While the Lead Institutions (LI) are responsible for overall planning and development of the Country Housing Projects, they very closely co-operate with the Project Implementation Units (PIU) which are in charge of implementation.
In the attached link, you will find a description of both LIs and PIUs set up in each Partner Country, as well as their contact details.
Paris, 20 September 2013 - Mr. Joost Korte, Acting Director General, Directorate General for Enlargement of the European Commission, and the Governor of the CEB, Mr Rolf Wenzel, signed today a € 79 million Contribution Agreement in favour of the RHP.
The 2nd RHP Steering Committee Meeting was held on 12 July, 2013 in Belgrade.
24 April 2013 marked the first anniversary of the Sarajevo Donors’ Conference.
To raise funds for the RHP, an international Donors’ Conference was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 24 April 2012.