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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

6. Education and Training

Last update: 28 November 2023

The strategic determination of BiH on the way to the development of the knowledge society was defined shortly after the signing of the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union, by which BiH accepted the obligation to apply the European context lifelong learning. 

The first step on that path was made after the Council of Ministers adopted strategic directions for the development of education in BiH for the period 2008-2015, in which it was specified that "BiH strives to build a society based on knowledge, while enabling the development of the full potential of each individual''. This document provides that the education system has a key task - to help the country get out of the circle of the poor and make it a country that will provide a comfortable and prosperous life. Investment in human resources is seen as the basis for creating conditions for improvement and advancement of the individual, and the role of employers and the work environment, which should encourage workers and stimulate them to learn, is recognized.