Workshop on Enlargement Package – The New Methodology Held

— Within the process of reporting and assessment of progress of candidate and potential candidate countries for EU membership, the European Commission introduced last year a “new methodology” which includes submission of progress reports and description of the current situation in separate areas. As part of the activities on preparation of the institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina for reporting on seven areas to which the “new methodology” applies this year, the Directorate for European Integration, in cooperation with and supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, i.e. Programme for Strengthening of Public Institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, organised a workshop titled “The European Commission Progress Report for BiH 2016 – the New Methodology“.

The workshop was aimed at better understanding of the “new methodology” and the requirements and expectations of the European Commission from the institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina concerning the quality of inputs to be provided. Also, the workshop enabled exchange of experiences in preparing of inputs and offered the answers to all possible questions and demands for clarifications related to control questions and the answering process. The workshop presenters were the representatives of the European Commission and the Directorate for European Integration. The workshop was attended by more than 50 participants, representatives of the institutions at all levels of authority in BiH. Materials from this workshop may be downloaded here.