The 8th EUSAIR FORUM hosted by Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Presidency of Strategy will be organized from 23 to 25 May by the Directorate for European Integration of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in close cooperation with the European Commission and with the support by the EUSAIR Facility Point.

The main topic of this year’s EUSAIR forum is how to fight ‘brain drain’ in the context of EU enlargement. Several events organized by youth organisations, central event on sustainable rural development, central event on possible introduction of social pillar in the EUSAIR, as well as other gatherings around innovation and circular economy will explore the possibilities for improving the situation.

To check the whole Programme and register please click here.


The meeting “Mid-term Evaluation of the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in AII member states”, organized within the framework of the AII/EUSAIR Chairmanship of Bosnia and Herzegovina took place in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 4-5 May 2023.

On 24 January AII SG Amb. Giovanni Castellaneta attended the conference “Italy and the Western Balkans: growth and integration”, organised by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Economy and Finance, aimed at relaunching Italy's central role in the Western Balkans, and at accelerating the EU enlargement process of the region.

The second AII Committee of Senior Officials under Bosnia and Herzegovina Chairmanship took place in Brussels on March 15 back-to-back with the 19th EUSAIR Governing Board.

On 1 January 2023, Croatia adopted the euro as its currency, gradually replacing the Kuna, and fully joined the Schengen area.