In the S4D Country Collection, you will be able to find all the different GIZ supported S4D programs and projects, sorted by country. The Collection offers:

  • short project descriptions about the S4D approach developed in the country
  • developed Teaching and Learning Materials
  • Capacity Development (CD) procedures in the country
  • M&E tools used in the country.



In terms of Bosnia and Herzegowina, two projects can be desribed:

The project “Sport for social Change and Education” in cooperation with Care-Luxemburg and the NGO Otaharin and the GIZ programme "Social Inclusion through Sport in the Balkan Region". The GIZ program „Social Inclusion through Sport in the Balkan Region“ seeks to closely cooperate with local networks consisting of municipalities, NGOs, schools, kindergartens and sport clubs, which are engaged in developing and implementing local S4D strategies in the following countries of the Western Balkans: North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The activities of the networks focus on strengthening the capacities of coaches, trainers, PE teachers, social/youth workers and young professionals to use sport, physical activity and games as  instruments for social inclusion of marginalized groups and community development. They raise awareness of S4D by staging social inclusive sport activities, improving the accessibility and increasing the participatory conditions of sport grounds and equipment. Networking, exchange and cooperation among different stakeholders on local, national and regional level fosters social cohesion and learning within communities and across borders.

The project "Sport for social Change and Education" aimed to foster tolerance towards other ethnicities and respectful interaction among participants. The project addressed 40 children and youth in Bijeljina of which 70 percent were Roma and 30 percent non-Roma children, all of whom do not attended school regularly. The participation in S4D training was directly linked to regular attendance in school, additional workshops with a focus on health issues were obligatory and the parents were incorporated in the educational process as well. Thereby, the children and youth were given crucial support to change their attitude towards school, improve their school grades and therefore open up more opportunities for the future.

As part of the GIZ programme "Social Inclusion through Sport in the Balkan Region" the following details can be described: The high unemployment rate of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a major problem. Roma are one of the most vulnerable minorities and their social situation is characterized by poor living conditions, housing problems and educational obstacles. Another major issue is the fact that a large number of Roma children are not registered in the Birth Registry, and therefore cannot be enrolled in school. Poverty, poor nutrition and the lack of education of parents are the main causes of unequal chances of Roma children compared to the other children.

The Action Plan "Inclusion through sport" aims to support the socially disadvantaged community in achieving social cohesion and overcoming prejudices, increasing the positive influence on public opinion and spreading ethical principles. Target groups are Roma and children who have experienced violence. By organizing sport activities, children will be provided with an adequate pedagogical and educational approach that will contribute not only to proper physical development, but also to the emotional and cognitive development of children. Through the project, young people acquire specific soft and professional skills that will lead to a higher potential of employment.

The sport-pedagogical qualification of coaches and teachers is the main component of our advanced education and training programmes in the field of S4D. Below you will find workshop documents from Bosnia and Herzegovina which give you some insight into workshop contents and discussions. 

We invite you to have a look at the following teaching and learning material developed for the activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. For the project "Sport for social Change and Education" a football curriculum was developed by the German Sport University Cologne (DSHS) and the partner organization Otaharin on the basis of existing manuals and approaches dealing with the topic football for development. The Manual For Sport For Development Volunteers In The Balkan Region was developed for the GIZ programme "Social Inclusion through Sport in the Balkan Region" in order to support facilitators and young leaders in the Balkan region to conduct sport and playful activities together with their community

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an essential part of any S4D programme and all activities on the ground. The M&E tools below have been developed for the project "Sport for social Change and Education" in cooperation with the German Sport University Cologne (DSHS). They were applied in different working contexts in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

If you want to have more detailed and/or further information about S4D in the country, please have a look at the following publications.