Union of Associations of Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Kingdom of Norway

Nova Nada (New Hope) -  tel. 473 07 607, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Association of Serbs in Rogaland "Ivo Andrić" - tel. 993 84 575, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kino Balkan - tel. 922 25 224, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Preporod - tel. 940 59 688, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Institut sevdaha - tel. 984 50 534

Stećak - tel. 418 50 500

In parallel with reconstruction process, Bosnia and Herzegovina is in the stage of a positive economic development and economic stability. On five donation conferences, International community - countries and international organizations - BiH friends - committed to donate USD 5.582 billion for BiH reconstruction. The largest donors for BiH reconstruction are European Union (EU), World Bank, the United States of America, Japan and Islamic countries. Within their capabilities, significant contribution to construction and recovery of our country was made by other donors, too.

Almost all main infrastructures were rebuilt in the previous reconstruction process, as well as large number of housing units. Realistic conditions for business investments and development of economy are created.
Besides physical reconstruction, Bosnia and Herzegovina is in the stage of completing reform process of legal system and monetary policy, which will additionally improve conditions for making foreign investments in out country. Thus, BiH today has very stable convertible currency, completely linked to EUR. Convertible mark (BAM), which is BiH currency, is one of the most stable national currencies in the South Eastern Europe.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a valid member of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. In November 2005, our country started negotiations related to the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union. Technical part of negotiations is finished successfully, so Bosnia and Herzegovina  signed this Agreement in 2008.

At the end of 2006, Bosnia and Herzegovina entered the NATO Partnership for Peace Program, with realistic prerequisites for full membership in NATO.
In December 2006, Bosnia and Herzegovina became the member of CEFTA (Central European Free Trade Agreement).
Already in 2000, the development rate had two digits. Inflation is under control and it does not exceed the inflation rate in the European Union.
Main sectors which record economic growth are services and light industry, together with small and medium enterprises (SME) heading the process. Increasing number of foreign investors coming to Bosnia and Herzegovina, amongst which some of the world’s leading players in certain spheres, more apparent development of tourism significantly influence further economic development of our country.

The road Bosnia and Herzegovina took in the previous period - from being the country demolished and devastated by the war to the country which is day by day coming closer to full membership in the Euro Atlantic integrations, in the best way speaks in favor of the stability and economic security that Bosnia and Herzegovina managed to achieve. It is the best confirmation of serious intentions that Bosnia and Herzegovina has, as reliable economy partner and destination interesting for investments.

Fairs in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Banja Luka Fair

Mostar Fair

Tuzla Fair

Zenica Fair

According to an estimation of the World Tourism Organization, Bosnia and Herzegovina will have the third highest tourism growth rate in the world between 1995 and 2020.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is the heart shaped land that lies in the heart of southeast Europe. It is here that eastern and western civilizations met, also clashed, but more often enriched and reinforced each other throughout its long and fascinating history.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a long name for a country that measures just over 52.000 km2. Bosnia covers the north and centre of the country with its name probably derived from 'bosana', an old Indo-European word meaning water, which Bosnia has no short of.

The southern region of ancient Hum, ruled by Herceg Stjepan (Duke Stjepan),was later named Herzegovina after the region was conquered by the invading Ottomans.

Perhaps what is most important for the visitor to know today, though, is that Bosnia and Herzegovinais a stunningly beautiful country with a vast array of landscapes, cultures, traditions and people. And as the old cliche goes 'people make the place' – and BiH prides itself on its hospitality and treating our guests as if they were family members. And family we take to heart.

Tourist attractions

Some of the tourist attractions in Bosnia and Herzegovina include:

  • Sarajevo "Olympic City" a University and Cultural City;
  • Banja Luka, the "City of Green"; art city, sport city, capital of the Republika Srpska.
  • Bihać and the river Una with its waterfalls and the Una River, within Una National Park;
  • Prijedor and the river Sana, with Kozara National Park;
  • Doboj and its 13th century fortress;
  • Jajce and its waterfall and catacombs;
  • The Neretva river and the Rakitnica river canyons in Upper Neretva;
  • The Trebižat river and its waterfalls Kravice and Kočuša;
  • The Buna and its spring Izvor Bune with the historical town of Blagaj;
  • The Lower Tara river canyon;
  • The Perućica ancient forest, one of the last two remaining primeval forests in Europe, and the Sutjeska river canyon, both within Sutjeska National Park;
  • Počitelj, historical and art village;
  • Mostar, the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Old Bridge Area of the Old City ;
  • Shrine of Međugorje, the site of a famous Marian apparition;
  • Mount Bjelašnica and Jahorina, sites of the XIV Olympic Winter Games;
  • Neum on the coast;
  • Stolac, the Begovina neighborhood and Radimlja tombstones;
  • Višegrad, the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Bridge over the Drina River;
  • Visoko, site of the BiH pyramids;
  • Tešanj, one of the oldest cities in BiHa with its old town;
  • Bjeljina, a beatuful city known for it's agriculture and it`s well known Etno village Stanisic.
  • Tuzla, Salt city, the city of Love.

Tourism Community of the Federation of BiH

Tourist Organization of the Republika Srpska