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EACEA National Policies Platform:Eurydice
Adult education and training

Bosnia and Herzegovina

8.Adult education and training

Last update: 12 June 2022

Establishment of the efficient and open adult education system in Bosnia and Herzegovina is in the best interest of all of its citizens, who will through their own development contribute to realize the development goals of the community they belong to. Youth and adult education can be formal, non-formal and informal learning. Legal provisions that entitle to continuing adult education define this area as part of a unified education system. According to the Framework Law on Primary and Secondary Education in BiH "Adult education is organized in specific subjects and for their professional and personal development. Adult education includes professional training, new training, retraining and other activities that provide lifelong learning. Adult education is or will be goverened by the laws of the entities, cantons and Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in accordance with the principles and standards defined by this law". The Framework Law on Vocational Education and Training in BiH provides that "Schools may organize training for adults within their registered activity, with the consent of the relevant educational authorities. The competent minister brings the curriculum for adult education and training". In addition, the same law stipulates that "Students of adult training will be charged for training. The fee amount is determined and adopted by the school board, with the approval of the competent ministry of education".