In addition to the European Commission which has a leading role in coordinating a strategy, each country has coordinators who provide support in implementation, in order to meet long-term, strategic goals of participating countries. The macro-regional strategies do not have their own resources, but the funds are provided from the sources such as the European Structural and Investments Funds.
The expected outcomes of each macro-regional strategy are to define problems, to determine common goals, to participate in activities through projects and programmes and thus to provide long-term and efficient solutions that would benefit the country and a region.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is included in two macro-regional strategies:
- EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR)
- EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR)
There are also the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) and EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).
More information can be found here.
EU STRATEGY FOR THE DANUBE REGION (EUSDR)
The EUSDR was adopted in 2010. The EUSDR includes nine EU Member States and five non-EU states: Germany (Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria), Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia, and Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova and Ukraine. The EUSDR consists of four priority pillars:
A. Connecting the Region
B. Protecting the Region environment
C. Building prosperity
D. Strengthening the Region
The official web site https://www.danube-region.eu
EU STRATEGY FOR THE ADRIATIC AND IONIAN REGION (EUSAIR)
The EUSAIR was adopted in 2014. It includes four EU Member States (Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Greece) and five non-EU states (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania and North Macedonia). The EUSAIR is founded on four thematic priorities/pillars that are further divided into specific topics and actions. Coordinators of each pillar are two states (one EU Member State and one non-EU state). The EUSAIR covers the following pillars:
A. Blue Growth
B. Connecting the Region
C. Environmental Quality
D. Sustainable Tourism
The official web site of the EUSAIR is: http://www.adriatic-ionian.eu/
EUSAIR FACILITY POINT
The EUSAIR Facility Point Strategic Project has been conceived within the transnational programme ADRION for the period from 1 May 2016 to 31 December 2022, with the aim to provide operational support to the governance structures of the EUSAIR. The lead partner is the Government Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Development and European Cohesion Policy and the project partner from BiH is the Directorate for European Integration, i.e. Office of the National IPA Coordinator. Given that the EUSAIR includes the EU Member States, candidates and potential candidates for EU membership, the Strategic Project is funded by three sources: the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) and national co-financing. The project partner from the IPA country provides 15 percent of co-financing with the IPA II source of funding.
More information about the Project may be seen at the following link: https://eusairfacilitypoint.adrioninterreg.eu/
EUSAIR Facility Point Project Officer
Tel: +387 33 255 495
e-mail: tina.trapara @dei.gov.ba
The Strategic project PANORAMED was developed under the Interreg MED Programme aiming at providing support to the governance structure of the MED in the period form 4 July 2017 to 31 March 2022. The lead partner of the Project is the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration of Spain and the project partner in BiH is the Directorate for European Integration, i.e. the Office of the National IPA Coordinator. Given that the Programme includes the EU Member States, candidates and potential candidates for EU membership, the Strategic Project is funded by three sources: The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) and national co-financing. The project partner from the IPA country provides 15 percent of co-financing with the IPA II source of funding.
More information about the Project may be seen at the following link: https://governance.interreg-med.eu/
PANORAMED Project Officer
Tel: +387 33 209 032