IPA II and BiH

The priorities for the EU financial assistance for the period 2014 – 2017 to support Bosnia and Herzegovina on its path towards the EU accession are set out in the Indicative Strategy Paper.

Funding allocation 2014-2017: €165.8 million (not including the allocation for Cross-Border Cooperation)

Indicative Strategy Paper

INDICATIVE ALLOCATIONS (million EUR) per policy areas and sectors

The priority sectors for funding in this period are:
•    Democracy & governance
Strengthening democratic institutions and reforming the civil service – in particular by improving economic governance, public financial management, and public service delivery, and fighting corruption.
•    Rule of law & fundamental rights
Improving the judiciary (independence, impartiality, efficiency, accountability) and fighting corruption and organised crime; prosecuting war crimes; reforms tackling shortcomings in protecting fundamental rights and minorities.
•    Competitiveness & innovation
Better policy-making and implementation of reforms in the area of economic governance, competitiveness and human resources development.
•    Education, employment & social policies
Reforming labour market institutions (e.g. employment protection, unions, wage-setting) and developing active labour market measures; reforming the education system;  further developing the coordinated needs-based approach to social services.

How will these priorities be implemented? (general background on IPA).