Within the current cycle of the ERASMUS+ programme EPALE, the National Support Team EPALE from the Republic of Croatia was on a two-day study visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Agency for Pre-primary, Primary and Secondary Education hosted a delegation from Croatia, representatives of the Agency for Vocational and Adult Education, in the premises of the regional unit in Banja Luka.

On the first day of the visit, on February 29, 2024, a meeting was held in the Agency’s premises, where the opening speech was given by the deputy director of the Agency and the head of Banja Luka department, Ms. Milana Popržen. Then, the work of the Agency and VET in Bosnia and Herzegovina was presented through a presentation by the head of the department for VET, Mr. Dušan Sarajlić. Also, the previous work of the EPALE project in BiH was presented through the presentation of the national coordinator of EPALE in B&H, Mr. Slavko Karan, which was followed by a discussion between the members of both NSSs on the continuation of cooperation within EPALE.

The visit to the Institute for Adult Education of the Republic of Srpska followed later in the day, where the guests were introduced to the work of this institution and its competencies.

On the second day of the study visit, on March 1, 2024, participants visited the Center for Adult Education Banja Luka. The participants had the opportunity to learn more about the work of the Center and programs for adult students implemented by this institution.

Next, the participants visited the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Srpska (PKRS), seated in Banja Luka as well. During this visit, presentations were held on the services and activities of the Center for Dual Education and educational policies, as well as the Institution for Adult Education “Educational Center PKRS”.

This visit represents another good example of the joint cooperation of two NSS teams within the EPALE project during which the participants had the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience, as well as to discuss new ideas and the continuation of multiannual cooperation between the two countries.