The Researchers Report 2012 Country Profile: Bosnia and Herzegovina

The 2012 Researchers Report prepared by Deloitte Consulting for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation looks at the extent to which those prerequisites are already met, since a full understanding of the researcher profession in its complexity is indispensable for sound decision and policy-making. The report (see link below) is accompanied by country fiches - of which we present here the ones prepared for the Western Balkan countries.

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is a potential candidate to enter the European Union. The Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with the EU was signed in June 2008 encouraging BiH to develop socio-economic policies which include strengthening the role of science in the country and prospects for national economic growth based on domestic knowledge-intensive businesses. The research system in Bosnia and Herzegovina is decentralised, each entity enjoying decision-making and policy coordination autonomy. The two entities are the Federation of BiH (FBiH) that comprises 10 cantons and the Republika Srpska (RS).

The Governments in BiH has put in place a range of measures aimed at training enough researchers to meet its R&D targets and at promoting attractive employment conditions in public research institutions.


Document type
  • Report


Publication Year


Bosnia and Herzegovina
Geographical focus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Danaja Lorencic on December 21, 2012
Modified on December 24, 2012