BiH signs agreement with European Organization for Nuclear Research in High Energy Physics (CERN)
On 16 February 2021, Minister Ankica Gudeljević signed an agreement with the European Organization for Nuclear Research in the Field of High Energy Physics (CERN) via a video link. On behalf of CERN, the Agreement was signed by CERN Director General, Fabiola Gianotti, and on behalf of BiH, Minister of Civil Affairs of BiH.
Given that research in the field of high-energy physics is important for the further development of basic science and technical progress, CERN's intention was to strengthen cooperation with non-CERN countries with which cooperation has been established.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has expressed interest in participating in CERN's science program to strengthen the development of science in BiH.
This agreement creates a framework that will provide long-term opportunities for the participation of scientists, engineers and technicians from BiH in CERN's research projects, as well as for the provision of such similar contributions that will be further agreed between BiH and CERN.
During her address, Minister Gudeljević emphasized that BiH is “committed to implementing the European Union's policy of removing barriers to the free movement of knowledge within Europe, strengthening the cross-border mobility of researchers, students, scientists and lecturers.” She added that BiH is “a signatory of the Memorandum of Cooperation which refers to the project of establishing the International Institute for Sustainable Technologies - SEEIIST, which gives us an additional motive to improve science in BiH.”
Finally, she emphasized the importance and role of young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina. researchers.
“Through joint projects, young researchers will empower, stay in their country and contribute to its development.”