Conference, Sarajevo 27.11.2014. – „Goals and activities of the Federation for support of economic and social development „Horizon 2024“ and Economic and social position of Bosnia and Herzegovina“

 

The Federation of non-government organisations, the Federation for support of economic and social development „Horizon 2024“ organised the Conference „Goals and activities of the federation for support of economic and social development „Horizon 2024“ and the Economic and social position of Bosnia and Herzegovina“ with the aim of contributing to the establishment of cooperation and strengthening the influence of the civil society involved in the sector of economic and social development in BiH and the region. The Conference is an initiative and a new plan of support to the development of common economic space in BiH and the region, as well as support in the upcoming economic, social and legal reforms needed for the membership in the EU. Conference has two main parts which consist of the presentation of the goals and activities of the Federation and other theme subjects about the economic and social position of BiH.

 

FIRST PART OF THE CONFERENCE

The first part of the conference (presentations 1-6) presented the goals, organisation and the plans of the federation of non-government organisations „Federation for support of economic and social development Horizon 2024“. Also presented were the form and design of the Federations website. The attendees were informed about the project of the NGO UCDER which realized a project with NATO, Safe community and the importance of it for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and especially the local communities. The possibilities of the expansion of the Federations capacities – partnership and future member cooperation were stated. One of the presentations regarded the status and role of NGO-s in BiH from the point of legal regulatives and the significance of the registry of the Ministry of Justice BiH. Finally the importance and the possibilities of the diaspora of BiH were shown in one of the themes, as well as possible ways of cooperation with it in terms of economic and social development.

SECOND PART OF THE CONFERENCE

Second part of the conference (presentations 7-13) are dedicated to theme presentations about the economic and social positions of BiH and the role of NGO. Some of the subjects were the employments policy in BiH : Current state and measures being taken to create new policies to increase the number of employed subjects and means of support to the business sector. Also stated was the importance of the influence informational technologies on business and economic development. The attendees were also introduced to significance of statistics and demography for the economy and social politics in the sense of using statistical data to create all developmental policies.
Data and the state of the economic and social position of BiH was presented, along with macroeconomic indicators and other informations about the economic position of BiH. Other themes included the influence of corruption on economic development, business safety and social politics, as well as the importance of the safe community from the economic and social standpoint. The attendees were informed about the laws and bylaws, and especially the guidelines about the quality of food products and their influence on the development of the agricultural and food manufacturing industry in BiH.

 

CONFERENCE CONCLUSIONS:

1. Creation of the Plan of yearly activities of the Federation for 2015.
2. Creation of the Activity strategy of the Federation 2014/2015
3. Plans about the organisation of the International investor and business sector conference in 2015.
4. Conclusion of the agreement of cooperation and implementation of mutual projects with interested partners from the government, non-government and business sector.
5. Conclusion of an agreement about cooperation and partnership with NGO-s from abroad.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

The conference was attended by the representatives of embassies , international organisations, government institutions , non-government sector, business sector, university professors, and other participants.

AGENDA

1. Presentation of the Federation for support of economic and social development “Horizon 2024″, goals, activities and organisation
President of the Board of directors Senad Tafro, Federation president Salih Hamzić i vice president Esad Bećirović
Conference moderator: Lejla Borovina
2. Presentation of the website for the Federation for support of economic and social development “Horizon 2024″
Mr. Alen Mrgud, IT expert
3. Project UCDER-NATO : About the project and the significance of it
Dejan Radmilović, Federation Secretary
4. Building the capacity of the Federation – Partnership and future member cooperation
Sulejmanović Ellena, president of the association “Lovor” Mostar
5. Status and role of non-governmental organisation in BiH
Andrej Čelan, expert of the Ministry of Justice BiH
6. Diaspora and possible ways of cooperation
Muratagić Šefika, Coordinator of the office for local development and diaspora BiH
7. Employment policy in BiH
Adnan Delić, director of the Employment agency of BiH
8. The influence of informational technologies on business and economic development
Isan Selimović, director of the firm QSS d.o.o.
9. Significance of statistics and demography on the economic and social politics
Prof. dr. Hasan Zolić, Faculty of Political sciences Sarajevo
10. Economic and social position of BiH
Emir Demirović, assistant director of the Directorate for economic planning BiH
11. Influence of corruption on the economic development
Rahmija Hodžić, Ministry of Security BiH, former director of the Agency for police support
12. Safe community as a condition for social and economic development in BiH
Hadžikadunić Nusret, colonel, Armed Forces BiH
13. Guidelines about the quality of food products and their influence on the development of the agricultural and food manufacturing industry in BiH
Porobić Hakija, president of the Consumers association for Canton Sarajevo

MEDIA

The Conference was featured on the daily news of TV1, TURK TV, TV Hayat, TV Alfa, TV Pink, web portals of the Federal news agency, ANADOLU agency, Vijesti.ba, Klik, Profitiraj.ba, Zurnal Magazin, Magazin plus, Blice Online Magazin, Poslovno jutro, Dnevnik.ba i dr., in the newspapers Oslobođenje, as well as other portals whose links are stated here:

 

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