Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Adult education in Bosnia Herzogovnia seeks to promote a unified and education system, in which every adult has the right to lifelong learning across professional and personal training and retraining. The goal is to introduce more innovative learning methods, include the needs of minorities and the voice of civil society. The implementation of the national Qualifications Framework and funding are two of the key challenges that Bosnia Herzogovnia is facing.

Bosnia and Herzegovina country reports

Bosnia and Herzegovina 2023

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  • Limited funding for adult education and learning in Bosnia & Herzegovina

    Working in Bosnia & Herzegovina, the Association for Local Development Initiatives (ALDI) is an active member of the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA). ALDI reports that there have been no significant changes or policies in the field of ALE in Bosnia & Herzegovina. The landscape remains relatively stable and consistent. The situation in ALE has slightly improved, compared to the previous year.

    Funding is stable but more investments are needed

    ALE in Bosnia & Herzegovina is primarily financed through project funding and fees paid by individuals. This diverse funding structure helps sustain the ALE initiatives across the country. EU funding is perceived as sufficient, while the national and local investments in ALE are still below what is required. In terms of funding stability, the situation has remained consistent, with no significant changes observed in 2022/2023.

Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022

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Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021

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General situation of adult education
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Funding situation of adult education
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Participation in adult education

% of persons aged 25-64
8.7% participation rate last 12 months (European Adult Education Survey 2016)