Bosnia and Herzegovina
One of the most complex structures of the organization of public administration and the public sector in the world is certainly the one in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina or the Dayton Agreement is the name of the peace agreement from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, USA, on the organization of Bosnia and Herzegovina after the 1992-1995 war. The main signatories were Alija Izetbegović (President of the Republic of BiH), Slobodan Milošević (President of the Republic of Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro, then FR Yugoslavia) and Franjo Tuđman (President of the Republic of Croatia), representatives of the three states from the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. American negotiator, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and General Wesley Clark. The agreement was officially signed at the Elysee Palace in Paris on December 14, 1995. The greatest success of the Dayton Agreement was that it ended the war. France is the custodian of the original Dayton Accords.
Precisely because of the large international presence, employees in the public administration of Bosnia and Herzegovina had the opportunity to get the best education in the field of public relations thanks to numerous educational programs funded by different governments in different areas. Unfortunately, the biggest mistake in the process of education for public sector representatives in the field of public relations was that the educational programs were not continuous enough for representatives of the political public who today do not value this profession enough. The city of Bihać is the first city in Bosnia and Herzegovina to present the financial transparency of the budget to the citizens through a digital platform.
FOCUS conferences were held in the municipality of Ilidža, which is connected to the city of Sarajevo and is part of the Sarajevo Canton. The conference is a substantive and organizational historical event for Bosnia and Herzegovina, as it was the first conference focused on communication in public administration held in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Get acquainted with the program and lecturers of FOCUS conferences organized so far in Bosnia and Herzegovina.