4.8 Current debates and reforms
At its 37th session held on May 20, 2021, the BiH Council of Ministers decided to establish a Working group to develop the proposal of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Strategy for the prevention and fight against terrorism 2021-2026 and the proposal of the Action Plan to implement the Strategy.
The vision of the Strategy is to establish, at all levels of government in BiH, an efficient, structured, coherent, anticipatory and sustainable mechanism for the prevention of terrorism, violent extremism, radicalization and other phenomena leading to terrorism, which will contribute to developing society's resilience to challenges.
The Strategy has a mission to promote and protect life, freedoms, rights, security and all forms of well-being of citizens, contributing to a democratic and pluralistic society capable of effectively countering these threats that may affect BiH citizens, infrastructure and interests domestically and internationally.
Preventive activities require a societal approach, the establishment of political, socio-economic and other preconditions through the involvement of all social actors in BiH for comprehensive and effective preventive actions. The Strategy defines priorities in the field of prevention of terrorism, violent extremism, radicalization and other phenomena leading to terrorism. Strengthening the role of social corrections from the family, through social and health services, educational institutions, academia, civil society organizations, religious communities and the media, is a key element of this process by improving existing and developing new prevention programs. Preventive measures will be implemented through cooperation of institutions and agencies at all levels of government in BiH with citizens and civil society organizations. Special emphasis will be placed on community policing, public-private partnerships, development of targeted programs for vulnerable local communities, participation of religious communities, and youth and women.