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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Population 3.5 million

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a potential candidate country for European Union membership. The EU is the country’s primary political and economic partner, and its largest donor and investor. Cooperation and financial assistance extends across many fields: agriculture, education, infrastructure, business development and much more. Bosnia and Herzegovina is undertaking ambitious improvements to reach EU standards in areas such as the fight against corruption and organised crime. While challenges remain, the EU is committed to working with Bosnia and Herzegovina to deliver change and improve the quality of life for citizens.

Opportunities

Culture and youth

Apply for the EU Cultural Heritage prize

The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards aim to identify, recognise and champion best practices in the conservation of cultural heritage. Organisations who have implemented cultural heritage projects are invited to apply for the award. Entries can be related to tangible, intangible or digital heritage.

Awards and competitions
Artists & culture organisations, Civil society organisations
01/02/2022
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Culture and youth, Economy, Innovation and skills

Support to the promotion of civil society regional actions in the Western Balkans

Civil society organisations are invited to respond to this call which aims to support them in implementing regional cooperation projects. The projects will focus on social, cultural, scientific, and economic topics, including gender equality and disability inclusiveness to enhance good neighbourly relations and reconciliation.

Funding opportunities
Civil society organisations
23/12/2021
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Latest news

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Youth from EU and Western Balkans gather to discuss “What is Europe?”

30 November 2021
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EU supports the establishment of the new migrant reception centre in BiH

26 November 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU support increases protection for women survivors of violence in BiH

25 November 2021
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EU supports the civil society regional actions in the Western Balkans

23 November 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU provides additional €5 million for Corridor Vc in Bosnia and Herzegovina

22 November 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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24 families receive new homes in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia

22 November 2021
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EU, EBRD and Austria donate trees for a greener Western Balkans region

17 November 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU promotes cleaner air in Sarajevo

17 November 2021
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#TogetherIsPossible – second communication campaign for Western Balkans now live!

15 November 2021
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Welcome to the new Young European Ambassadors from the Western Balkans!

9 November 2021
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WORTH II: Inspiring innovation through creative connections around Europe

5 November 2021
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Western Balkans economies recover faster than expected

5 November 2021
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Regional news editors meet to discuss restoring trust in media

1 November 2021
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BIRN publishes oral history videos with war survivors’ stories

1 November 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU donates vaccination consumables in BiH

25 October 2021
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EC sets out reform priorities for the Western Balkans and Turkey

20 October 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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New bridge connects BiH with Croatia across the River Sava

18 October 2021
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Innovative digital solution products presented at the WB Digital Summit

18 October 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU and EBRD step up support for small businesses in Bosnia and Herzegovina

18 October 2021
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EU supports Bosnia and Herzegovina with €125 million in macro-financial assistance

18 October 2021
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#ErasmusDays 2021: three days to learn everything about the programme

15 October 2021
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Young European Ambassadors embrace green activism

15 October 2021
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YEA “Voices from the Western Balkans” at EYE 2021

15 October 2021
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Western Balkans Digital Summit opens in Podgorica

12 October 2021
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EU and Western Balkans launch a joint Innovation Agenda

11 October 2021
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EU-Western Balkans meet in summit at Brdo pri Kranju – Sign Declaration

6 October 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU support for food safety in Bosnia and Herzegovina

5 October 2021
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Make your school a Superschool

5 October 2021
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President von der Leyen wraps up Western Balkans visit

1 October 2021
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Winners of the 2021 EU Award for Roma Integration in the Western Balkans and Turkey announced

29 September 2021
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President Von der Leyen visits the Western Balkans

29 September 2021
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EU supporting the Western Balkans to combat cross-border crime

29 September 2021
Albania + 5
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Italy to host EU-Balkan Youth Forum in November

29 September 2021
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Working together to protect marine life: #EUBeachCleanup Albania

20 September 2021
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€14.2 billion to help accession countries implementing EU-related reforms

16 September 2021
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“The Future is on Tracks” Western Balkans Rail Summit

16 September 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU supports improvement of water and sanitation services in Bosnia and Herzegovina

16 September 2021
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Join the 2021 European Researchers’ Night

13 September 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU and Germany allocate €3 million for business recovery in BiH

9 September 2021
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EU-Western Balkans meeting on fight against firearms trafficking

9 September 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU-funded Open City Mostar Festival kicks-off

6 September 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EIB and EBRD fund modernisation of Sarajevo’s trams

6 September 2021
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Young people meet to challenge history and shape a shared future

6 September 2021
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COVID-19: EU travel restrictions lifted for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia

1 September 2021
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Young European Ambassadors celebrate first birthday

25 August 2021
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Youth from Western Balkans cooperate for peace

25 August 2021
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Vote for the next group of Young European Ambassadors!

23 August 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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New homes for 32 families in Bosnia and Herzegovina from the EU-funded Regional Housing Programme

15 August 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Bosnia and Herzegovina receives healthcare equipment from the EU

12 August 2021
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EU supports workshop on writing stories on war crime victims’ experiences

6 August 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU steps up support to Corridor Vc in Bosnia and Herzegovina

6 August 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU supports border and migration management in Bosnia and Herzegovina

6 August 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU funds a bicycle race promoting cross border tourism

2 August 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU allocates €8 million for local employment partnerships in BiH

23 July 2021
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EU expertise now available as TAIEX webinars

23 July 2021
Albania + 2
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Open call for youth exchange in Western Balkans

21 July 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU extends the mandates of the EUSRs in BiH and Kosovo

21 July 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU donates medical equipment to Bosnia and Herzegovina

21 July 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU supports water provision to Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina

16 July 2021
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EU allocates €13.5 million for civil society in the Western Balkans

13 July 2021
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The deadline for a new call for Young European Ambassadors extended to 30 July

12 July 2021
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YEAs go to EXIT Festival

12 July 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Sarajevo-Pale old railway to be turned into cycling path

9 July 2021
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Young people create regional youth agenda for the Western Balkans

9 July 2021
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EU funded PowerUP programme announces winners of Western Balkan Excellence Award

6 July 2021
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Berlin Summit: Western Balkans strengthen regional cooperation and foster closer ties with the EU

6 July 2021
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Team Europe – accelerating recovery of Western Balkan SMEs from COVID-19 impact

5 July 2021
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The Western Balkans becomes a roaming free zone

1 July 2021
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Western Balkans Youth Forum 2021 kicks off today!

29 June 2021
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The pandemic reshapes TAIEX and Twinning

26 June 2021
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Construction work gets underway at the Port of Brčko

17 June 2021
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Commissioner Várhelyi at Tirana Summit with the Western Balkans leaders

11 June 2021
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New call for Young European Ambassadors

9 June 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU funded research shows polarised public trust in the media in BiH

4 June 2021
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Political agreement on €14.2 billion Pre-Accession Assistance Instrument

4 June 2021
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The RCC presents winners of the BALKATHON 2.0 competition

2 June 2021
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Young designer from Albania wins Berlin Process logo competition

2 June 2021
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Training programme for CSOs in the Western Balkans and Turkey

2 June 2021
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Open call for storytelling workshop for young people

28 May 2021
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Over €2 billion from EU to support culture, including Western Balkans

28 May 2021
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EIB supports urban regeneration and higher education in Bosnia and Herzegovina

26 May 2021
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EU invests an additional €40 million to help ease impact of COVID-19 crisis

20 May 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU supports local employment partnerships in BiH with €3.2 million

20 May 2021
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Western Balkan Youth Talks: how can the EU connect better with youth?

11 May 2021
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EU Cohesion policy: EUSAIR kicks-off its 6th Annual Forum

11 May 2021
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#EuropeDay – the EU throws open its virtual doors!

7 May 2021
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Commissioner Várhelyi travels to the Western Balkans as first EU funded vaccines arrive

3 May 2021
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EU Open Data Days – Shaping our future with open data

30 April 2021
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EU and EFSE unleash additional €40 million in response to the pandemic

30 April 2021
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TAIEX flagship event: taking the European Green Deal beyond EU borders

29 April 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU donates 200 oxygen cylinders to Sarajevo Canton health centres

23 April 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU supports improvement of water and sanitation systems in Bosnia and Herzegovina

23 April 2021
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The EU supports Western Balkans with a new project on prevention of radicalisation

23 April 2021
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The EU and Austria secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Western Balkans

23 April 2021
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New home for displaced families in Bosnia and Herzegovina

14 April 2021
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The Power of a Hashtag – Online Youth Activism Event

13 April 2021
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Balkan Trafik festival celebrates its 15th anniversary online

13 April 2021
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Erasmus+ brings over €26.2 billion to support mobility and cooperation

31 March 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EIB provides €40 million for improving the urban transport of Sarajevo

24 March 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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RYCO and EU fund new projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina

17 March 2021
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New Youth Newsroom for young journalists in South East Europe and Turkey

17 March 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Additional €20 million in EU grants for Corridor Vc in BiH

12 March 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EBRD supports mortgage lending in Bosnia and Herzegovina

9 March 2021
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EFSE facilitates prizes and visibility for women entrepreneurs in tech

5 March 2021
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EU and UN Women address the violence against women in the Western Balkans

5 March 2021
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RCC webinars on tourism products for new markets

5 March 2021
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RCC awards six innovative digital solution projects on tourism in the Western Balkans

2 March 2021
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Skills gap growing in EU neighbourhood

24 February 2021
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European Research Council kicks off Horizon Europe for 2021

22 February 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Fighting coronavirus: EU support to health sector in Tuzla Canton

22 February 2021
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EU supports vaccination efforts in the Western Balkans

19 February 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina + 4
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EU launches the secretariat of a new initiative for coal regions in transition

19 February 2021
Albania + 5
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RYCO and EU fund new project in Montenegro

18 February 2021
Albania
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Migration: EU Commissioner Johansson in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania

16 February 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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The EU provides €4 million to continue developing local employment partnerships in BiH

11 February 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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New apartments for people in need in BiH with EU support

8 February 2021
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Applications now open for 2021 EU Award for Roma integration

8 February 2021
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The EIB Group boosts financing for the Western Balkans in 2020

3 February 2021
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EBRD and EU boost resilience of small businesses in Bosnia and Herzegovina

3 February 2021
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Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) launches the 2021 Social Cohesion Award to recognise outstanding social action in Europe

22 January 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU supports the recovery of entrepreneurs and farmers in Bosnia and Herzegovina from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

20 January 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU4AGRI project latest call offers BAM 3.5 million in support to agriculture in Bosnia and Herzegovina

22 December 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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The EU continues to help BiH to improve its education system with new €2.6 million project

22 December 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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“Between two empires” exhibition opens for visitors at the Užice National Museum in Serbia

4 November 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU continues to support investment in rural tourism

27 October 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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First EU – Western Balkans conference on media literacy and the fight against disinformation

29 September 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Team Europe: fighting the pandemic and infodemic in the Western Balkans, including Bosnia and Herzegovina

6 August 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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The EU boosts youth employment in the Western Balkans with €10 million for small and medium enterprises

6 August 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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EU grant signed for €11.8 million for Corridor Vc in Bosnia and Herzegovina

30 July 2020

Publications

Regional Housing Programme Regional Factsheet

Author: Regional Housing Programme

Factsheets | Published in: 2021

This factsheet provides fact and figures on the impact of the Regional Housing Programme's (RHP) support in BiH, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia. The European Union is the largest donor of the programme.

Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans Factsheet

Author: European Commission

Factsheets | Published in: 2021

The EU Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans plan identifies ten investment flagships. It aims to spur long-term recovery, accelerate the green and digital transition, and foster regional cooperation and convergence with the EU.

Key milestones

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2008

July

Signature of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement & entry into force of the Interim Agreement on trade

2010

December

Visa-free travel to Schengen area

2015

June

Entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement

2016

February

Bosnia and Herzegovina submits EU membership application

2019

May/December

Commission Opinion on EU membership application: 14 key priorities, endorsed by the EU Council conclusions

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