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Call for Applications: Cross-Cultural Dialogue in Arts

02.11.2018 — Local news Bosnia and Herzegovina
In the context of empowering cross-border dialogue and to enhance intercultural understanding through arts in the Western Balkans, Swiss Cultural Fund in Albania invites local and regional cultural organizations to submit proposals for the design and implementation of an Art Residency Program that emphasizes this aspect.


Continuation of Swiss assistance in mine action in Bosnia and Herzegovina

21.10.2018 — Press release Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Director of cooperation at the Swiss Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbara Dätwyler Scheuer and the Norwegian People's Aid (NPA) Regional Director for South East Europe, Sven Jonas Zachrisson, signed the agreement for the continuation of mine action activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the amount of 950.000 Swiss Francs (ca. 1,6 million BAM).


Social Security Agreement with Bosnia and Herzegovina signed in Sarajevo

01.10.2018 — Local news Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bern, 01.10.2018 - The Swiss Ambassador, Andrea Rauber Saxer, and the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Minister for Civil Affairs, Adil Osmanovic, signed the Social Security Agreement of Switzerland with Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo today. With the new Agreement, the legal relations related to social security between the two states have been updated. The Agreement shall enter into force as soon as the parliaments of both states have ratified it.




Special recognition for Los Rosales Center in Mostar

19.03.2018 — Press release Bosnia and Herzegovina
A group of Francophone ambassadors in Bosnia and Herzegovina visited Mostar today in order to present the Center for Children and Youth with Special Needs Los Rosales with the recognition “Bridge for the Future – Most za budućnost – Le pont pour l'avenir“.


Interactive BiH Diaspora Portal launched today

26.02.2018 — Press release Bosnia and Herzegovina
The first Interactive Portal of Bosnian and Herzegovinian (BiH) Diaspora was promoted and launched in Sarajevo today. The portal was created within the project "Diaspora for Development (D4D)", a project of the Government of Switzerland and the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of BiH in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in BiH.


Eradicationg mines: It’ll take ages for BiH to be mine free

23.11.2017 — Article Bosnia and Herzegovina

More than 20 years have passed since the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but the country is still contaminated with landmines and cluster bombs causing fatal accidents. The Swiss government and the Swiss foundation “World without Mines” (WoM) has supported the war-ravaged country in its fight against this vicious legacy of war for years.

Swissinfo.ch reports about it. By Gaby Ochsenbein


Swiss EUFOR Soldiers in BiH: We are here to get a feel for the place

17.11.2017 — Article Bosnia and Herzegovina

Whether they’re patrolling the streets of Mostar, or talking to the public and experts in politics, society and economics, the Swiss Army’s EUFOR (European Union Force) observation team is always ready to check out the situation on the ground… which is relatively calm, but not necessarily stable.

Swissinfo.ch reports about it. By Gaby Ochsenbein


BiH after the war (1992-1995): Citizens of BiH want nothing more but to live a normal life

14.11.2017 — Article Bosnia and Herzegovina

The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina ended more than twenty years ago, the country is peaceful, although the memories of war atrocities are still present. There is hardly any economic growth, the unemployment rate is high, and there are no political reforms. Despite all these challenges, the Ambassador of Switzerland in Sarajevo, Andrea Rauber Saxer, sees a ray of hope in this multinational country.

Read the interview with the Swiss Ambassador to BiH published at Swissinfo.ch by Gaby Ochsenbein.



Switzerland supports BiH in efficient migration and border management

26.07.2017 — Press release Bosnia and Herzegovina

Switzerland and Bosnia and Herzegovina signed today the Agreement regarding the project “Support to efficient migration and border management”. On behalf of the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) the Agreement was signed by the Director of Cooperation at the Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and Herzegovina Barbara Dätwyler Scheuer with Dragan Mektic, Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Eldan Mujanovic, Director of the Criminal Police Research Centre. This project will make a huge contribution to enhanced migration and border control and therefore have an impact on every person’s security living in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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