European Research Area (ERA) country report 2023 for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Summary of the report

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is committed to align the strategic research and innovation (R&I) development with the ERA objectives. Although modest, progress in the implementation of the ERA Policy Agenda can be seen in the implementation of the principles of the Open Science and European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiatives.

As of July 2021, BiH became a part of DARIAH1 ERIC, the pan-European Digital Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities in research, with 11 institutions from BiH involved. In addition, BiH takes part in the RESILIENCE2 project, which is a unique, interdisciplinary and invigorating research infrastructure for Religious Studies gathering 13 institutions from different countries. The project is mapped in the ESFRI Roadmap 2021.

As of January 2021, BiH became an Associated Country to the Horizon Europe programme, which is the most relevant progress in terms of international cooperation in R&I. The Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina (MoCA) provides grants to strengthen international R&I participation in Horizon Europe, COST and EUREKA programmes. Due to the fact that gender equality plans became mandatory in Horizon Europe, many public and private universities as well as other organisations have adopted Gender Equality Plans.

BiH continues its efforts to promote research careers, talent circulation and mobility by supporting and maintaining the EURAXESS Bosnia and Herzegovina network of service centres.

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For the report on Bosnia and Herzegovina, the POLICY ANSWERS project cooperated with external experts and provided the input.

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