In June 2000, DVV International began its work in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since then the Institute has been represented by an office in Sarajevo and it develops cooperation structures in the country in order to make the potential of adult education useful for the development of social structures.
Through working with decision-makers and adult education providers, more opportunities for education and training will be supplied, particularly for vulnerable population groups in order to improve their living conditions. Likewise, DVV International helps to support the integration of the socially disadvantaged and ethnic minorities in order to increase the possibilities for their democratic participation. The most important focus of its work is the promotion of employment, the support of the socially disadvantaged and marginalised population groups, the creation and development of sustainable adult education structures, the improvement of the quality and range of adult education offers and the expansion of public awareness of the adult education sector in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In light of the prospect of accession to the European Union, the integration of adult education in regional, European and international technical cooperation is supported as well.
Read more about activities of DVV International - Country Office B&H and adult education in the country on the website of the Country Office.
In order to improve the framework conditions for adult education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the key activity of DVV International at macro level in the country is lobbying for legislation in adult education. Through these activities, DVV International has created a network of contact persons for adult education named by their ministries for that position. DVV International actively contributes to the further development and implementation of adult education laws, bylaws and strategic documents in Bosnia and Herzegovina what this network is of a great importance for, especially in the frame of a unique education system.