The kick-off meeting of the project ‘Development of a Strategy and Action Plan to Improve the Integrity, Transparency and Efficiency of the Election Process in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ took place in the premises of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of BiH.

The project will support the implementation of one of the 14 key priorities from the European Commission Opinion on the application of Bosnia and Herzegovina for membership in the EU. It is aimed at ensuring that elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina are conducted in line with European standards by implementing the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and relevant Venice Commission recommendations.

Statement issued on the official website of the EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina reads that the project will also support strengthening the institutional capacities of the Central Election Commission in addressing technical shortcomings of the electoral process, including possible introduction of technology-based tools and improving CEC’s communication - with the aim to restore public confidence in the electoral process.  

The project is funded through the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) with a total value of EUR 299,000, and is implemented by the ‘Indra Soluciones Tecnologias De La Informacion SL’, a Spanish company with 40 years’ experience providing technology solutions and professional services for the management of electoral processes in 40 different countries.