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Sustainable economic development and environmental protection of Areas with Natural Constraints in Bosnia and Herzegovina
// ANC BiH //

May 2021 - April 2024

Project Summary


The general objective is to support “sustainable economic development and environmental protection of the Areas with Natural Constraints (ANC) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in conformity with Acquis Communautaire”.


SO1: Enhancing the capacity of local institutions in designing sustainable development plans in identified ANCs (EU Reg. 1305/2013); 
SO2: Enabling the communities in identified ANCs gaining benefits of sustainable development plans and implemented innovative management practices.


  • ANCs mapping - identification through (EU Reg. 1305/2013).
  • Assessment of the ANCs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Training and mentoring of institutional cadres.
  • Definition of priorities and identification of pilot areas.
  • Definition of strategic plans/measures for the ANCs.
  • Training of local stakeholders for the implementation of development measures on the ground.
  • Tendering works and financial support for selected pilot initiative at the territory of ANCs
  • Coaching – on the job support and evaluation for pilot initiatives.


Source of funding : Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI)/Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS)
Total budget : 2 400 000,00 €
Partners :
  • Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations (MoFTER) of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bosnia and Herzegovina