Balkan Transitional Justice initiative is supported by the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, European Commission and the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland (FDFA)

 The FDFA finances 24.37 percent of the Balkan Transitional Justice Programme.

The Federal Department for Foreign Affairs (FDFA) formulates and coordinates Swiss foreign policy on the instructions of the Federal Council. The activity of the FDFA is based on the five foreign policy objectives defined in the Federal Constitution:

  • peaceful coexistence among peoples
  • respect for human rights and the promotion of democracy
  • safeguarding the interests of the Swiss economy abroad
  • relieving need and poverty in the world
  • preserving the natural environment

The FDFA consists of the headquarters in Berne and over 300 foreign representations (embassies, missions, consulates, liaison and coordination offices).


British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing over 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices. FCO works with international organisations to promote British interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.

Strategic Programme Fund promotes action on global issues in areas of strategic importance to the UK. Current areas of focus include the Arab Partnership, commercial diplomacy, counter proliferation, counter terrorism, human rights, prosperity, bilateral programmes and the Overseas Territories.

Robert Bosch Stiftung

Established in 1964, the Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH is one of the major German foundations associated with a private company. It represents the philanthropic and social endeavors of Robert Bosch (1861-1942) and fulfills his legacy in a contemporary manner.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung works predominantly in the fields of international relations, health and education.


The European Commission

The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union (EU) and the most important partner and major donor of the Balkan Transitional Justice Programme.

The EU deploys considerable resources in Bosnia and Herzegovina within the framework of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP).

In view of BiH’s prospective EU membership in the future, the EU assists BiH to achieve stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy and the rule of law including  independent media and transparent judiciary.

The European Commission is based in Brussels and Luxembourg and employs over 20,000 people.