Bosnia and Herzegovina and SIGMA


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Status: EU potential candidate
Capital City: Sarajevo
Population: 3.8 million
Currency: Convertible mark (BAM)


The Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) entered into force on 1 June 2015.

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) submitted its application to join the EU on 15 February 2016 and it is now a potential candidate for membership.

The Reform Agenda, adopted in 2015 as a result of an extensive consultation process within BiH, is based on the political programmes of the Governments within BiH: the BiH Council of Ministers, the Government of the Federation of BiH, the Government of the Republika Srpska and the Government of the Brčko District. It is the culmination of a year-long effort to agree on a set of priorities, covering economic, social, administrative and rule of law measures to boost the economy and move the country closer to the EU.

SIGMA is currently working with:

  • The BiH Public Administration Reform Coordinator's Office (PARCO), as well as the Federation of BiH, the Republika Srpska and the Brčko District Public Administration Reform Coordinators on supporting efforts to prepare a new strategic framework for public administration reform.

  • The respective ministries at different BiH levels on improving the legislative framework in the civil service area, in co-operation with the EU Delegation.

  • The Ministry of Finance and Treasury on supporting the drafting of a Public Finance Management Reform Programme.

  • The Public Procurement Agency on providing advice and support for legislative development in the area of public procurement.

  • The Procurement Review Body on delivering training to its newly appointed members.



Related Links


Country Co-ordinator


Monitoring report 2016 - Methodological annex

EC's progress reports

Publications in Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian (BSC)

More publications

EU relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina

EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina

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2016 events

2015 events

2014 events

2013 events

Primož VeharSIGMA staff member Primoz Vehar

Senior Adviser service delivery
Tel: +33 1 45 24 83 58

Jane Birchall

Project Co-ordinator
Tel: +33 1 45 24 80 05



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