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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The EU-funded EU4AGRI project has launched a public call for grants to support the introduction of standards and certification in agricultural and food production. Under this call, the European Union will support business entities in the agri-food sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina to introduce certain standards in their operations or secure certification of their products, services or production processes.
The Europeans Podcast and Are We Europe Audio are looking for new contributors to the “This Is What A Generation Sounds Like” podcast series, supported by Allianz Kulturstiftung. The new contributors have to be young Europeans (aged 18-34) ready to tell intimate stories from their village/ town/ city/ region which will be presented as beautiful visual animations as well as audio-only podcasts. Storytellers will be paid €800 to work with producers on bringing their personal stories to life in one of the series’ episodes. The call is open to submissions from duos or teams.
Factsheets | Published in: 2022
This factsheet provides a summary of the €3.2 billion investment package endorsed by the European Commission in February 2022 to support 21 projects in the Western Balkans. This is the first major package of project unveiled under the EU’s Economic and Investment Plan for the region.
Brochures | Published in: 2022
This brochure presents an overview of the 21 projects endorsed by the European Commission in February 2022 to support transport, digital, climate and energy connectivity and health infrastructure projects in the Western Balkans. This is the first major package of project unveiled under the EU’s Economic and Investment Plan for the region, and will be channelled through the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) platform.
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: €5,200
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EXPORT OF GOODS
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