The Agency for Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary Education organized the closing conference of the EPALE project in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The conference was held on 13 – 14 November 2018 in Bijeljina with the participation of over sixty representatives of adult education institutions from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region.

Agency Director Maja Stojkić welcomed the audience and opened the conference emphasizing the importance of lifelong learning and development of the policy geared to the labour market needs and employment growth.

Doc. Dr Siniša Gatarić, Agency Deputy Director, Head of the Agency Regional Office in Banja Luka and EPALE Project Coordinator in Bosnia and Herzegovina lectured on the project and its implementation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ms. Žaneta Džumhur, coordinator of e-Twinning project in BiH, presented the activities of the e-Twinning project in BiH.

Ms. Marica Vukomanović from the Tempus Foundation of Serbia, Ms. Gordana Bošković from the Center for Professional Education of Montenegro and Mr. Mario Vučić from the Agency for Professional Education and Adult Education of the Republic of Croatia presented the novelties in adult education and EPALE project activities in Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia.

Ms. Gordana Latinović, Deputy Director of the Employment Service of Republika Srpska spoke about adult education and labour market in Republika Srpska.

The second day of the conference, Ms. Branislava  Knežić, a professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, addressed the topic: ‘Education in prison: social and/or scientific oblivion’ while Ms. Milana Potkonjak, professor of pedagogy, addressed  the topic: ‘Education of prisoners in the system for execution of criminal sanctions in Republika Srpska ‘.