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International donors' conference for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia after the floods, Brussels, 16 July 2014

The European Commission will host a Donors’ Conference in Brussels on 16 July to mobilise further support to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the aftermath of the recent floods.  The conference will be co-organised with France and Slovenia.

International donor countries, international financial institutions, and main relevant civil society organisations will be invited.  The aim of the conference will be to collect pledges from donors for the countries’ recovery from the recent floods. The European Commission, France and Slovenia place high priority on the economic recovery of both countries and are committed to providing a substantial financial contribution. In addition to mobilising international financial support, the Donors’ Conference will also contribute to stepping up co-operation over floods and natural disasters in the region.

Picture: https://www.facebook.com/EUenlargement and European Commission – Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO)

The Conference is by invitation only and is a meeting of donor governments and international organisations. While it is not open to the public, information about the meeting will be made available on this website.  

Contact email for participants: ELARG-DONORS-CONFERENCE@ec.europa.eu

Upon the requests of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, suffering the worst floods in over a century, the European Union is providing coordinated assistance through its Civil Protection MechanismThe vast majority of EU Member States have already offered assistance and new offers keep coming in. Read more…

The European Commission is working to provide further support for the two countries for the reconstruction of affected areas using its pre-accession funds (IPA) and, in the case of Serbia, the EU Solidarity Fund.

Source: http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/news_corner/floods/index_en.htm

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