From 16-20 March, a training sessions is being held in Bosnia and Herzegovina for officials from the competent Ministries of Interior (MoIs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ministry of Interior in Republic of Srpska, the Cantonal Ministries of Interior in FBiH, Public Register of Brcko District in Brcko and Tax Administration of FBiH. At the training session Mari Pedak, Tiit Roosik and Annela Kiirats from the e-Governance Academy are showcasing the EU Acquis and outlining Estonia’s experience in developing e-services.

Also presenting at the event will be Pedrag Sančanin, the deputy director of the Bosnian Agency for Identification Documents, Registers and Data Exchange, who will provide an overview of the first e-services his agency has developed. These services – applying for new ID cards or passports, renewing driver’s licences, overviews of fines and their payment and registering motor vehicles and places of residence – will be provided to citizens of the country by the competent Ministries of Interior (MoIs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The training sessions are being conducted in Banja Luka, Mostar and Sarajevo for a total of 100 officials.

The partners of the twinning project ‘Strengthening the Efficiency of the Agency for Identification Documents, Registers and Data Exchange of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IDDEEA)’  are CSI-Piemonte (Italy),  e-Governance Academy (Estonia) and Ministry of Interior (Estonia). The project is financed by European Commission IPA funds and scheduled to last 1.5 years, ending in May 2015.