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.
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Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) provides aspiring young entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to start and/or successfully run a small business. As a young entrepreneur you will exchange knowledge and business ideas with an experienced entrepreneur in another country, with whom you will stay and collaborate for a period of 1 to 6 months.
Youth4Regions is the European Commission programme helping journalism students and young journalists to discover what the EU is doing in their region. The programme will offer training courses on journalism and EU regional policy, a chance to receive mentorship, visits of EU affairs media headquarters and EU institutions and similar activities.
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, is organising a three-day interactive workshop on truth-seeking and reconciliation as an exercise in storytelling. The workshop will examine ways on how to avoid the trap of producing stories that trivialise war crimes and victims’ experiences and foster impunity.
The CEB Award for Social Cohesion will grant a €25,000 prize to a project that addresses pressing social issues. The competition is open to small organisations and individuals from the CEB’s 42 member countries who can nominate projects at an early stage of implementation. All details on eligibility and the application process are available in the web link.
This opportunity is closed. Read more here.
Signature of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement & entry into force of the Interim Agreement on trade
Visa-free travel to Schengen area
Entry into force of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement
Bosnia and Herzegovina submits EU membership application
Commission Opinion on EU membership application: 14 key priorities, endorsed by the EU Council conclusions
These infographics are based on latest available statistical data produced by Eurostat (2019).
POPULATION DENSITY68(per km²)
YOUNG PEOPLE (<15)
GDPper capita: € 5200
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