The Federal Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland supports BIRN in the following programmes and projects:
In the Balkan Region
The FDFA supports BIRN Hub’s Regional Reporting on Balkan Transitional Justice Issues project.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Human Security Division of the FDFA, which has an office in Sarajevo, has supported the BIRN BiH Justice Series Programme since 2007.
The Ministry’s Human Security Division: Peace, Human Rights, Humanitarian Policy, Migration is responsible for implementing measures to promote peace and strengthen human rights in the world.
The concept of human security focuses on the safety of individual human beings and protecting people against political violence, war and acts of arbitrary violence. It is based on the recognition that peace policy, human rights policy and humanitarian policy are closely interlinked.