First Social Media Day of the Directorate for European Integration Held

Yesterday, 29 September 2014, Social Media Day was organised in Sarajevo by the Directorate for European Integration (DEI) with support by the Programme for Strengthening of Public Institutions in BiH. This event gathered in a relaxed atmosphere and in a dialogue the active and influential social media users in the country, representatives of media, employees of the Directorate and the representatives of GIZ. Director of DEI Ms Nevenka Savić addressed the participants and stated, among other, that recently conducted video competition that ran under the theme which invited to think of What can Bosnia and Herzegovina bring into the EU? used exactly social media for its communications.

“We often talk about what the European Union brings into BiH, so we wanted to find out what we could actually also bring into the EU by joining this Union”, said Ms Savić at the occasion.

Three videos were awarded valuable prizes that were handed out to the winners during this event. The importance of social media in communications of public administration was addressed by Ms Jesenka Hadžajlija, Head of DEI's Group for Promotion.

Online community was invited to participate in the event virtually by using the official hashtag #DEIsmDay.

Prize video competition and the Social Media Day are only part of the cooperation with the Directorate for European Integration within the thematic area of Communications and Knowledge Management of the Programme for Strengthening of Public Institutions in BiH. The goal of these activities is improved, two-way, and modern communication on processes of European integration – processes which affect all citizens of BiH.

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