The EPLO established the Brčko Centre back in 2000 and is present in the district since then, working closely with the Brčko District Authorities. The common goal was initially to assist the process of unification of the Judiciary in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as to contribute to the institution building of the Brčko District Assembly.

Furthermore the EPLO is engaged in supporting Bosnia and Herzegovina, and especially the Brčko District of BiH, in the process of the accession to the European Union. It is well known that one of the key issues that BiH faces in the every-day discussions with the European Union officials, in the perspective to become a full EU member, is the reform of public administration.

The Brçko National School for Public Administration

The EPLO, with the support of the Office of the High Representative and the Brčko District institutions initiated the Brčko National School for Public Administration with the aim to assist Bosnia and Herzegovina, and particularly the Brčko District in the public administration reform process.

EPLO’s vision is to gradually transform the School into an academic institution par excellence in the Western Balkans and beyond. A true Regional European Institute for Public Administration, a regional “European meeting hub” for students, scholars, professors, civil servants and officials from all the Balkan countries and beyond.
In this context, the Brčko National School for Public Administration is committed to closely cooperate with the Brčko Authorities.

The Brcko National School for Public Administration aims to offer:

  • Continuous training to the civil servants of the District, on various subjects in the wider area of public administration and governance, with a specific attention to European Union policies
  • Special training to the elected personnel of the Brčko District after elections, to understand public policies and to be introduced to the knowledge which is necessary for the new challenges they are going to face