At the press conference, held on Monday in the Public Administration Reform Coordinator’s Office, in regards to the beginning of implementation of the project “Drifting and establishing the interoperability framework and Data Exchange Standards”, announced has been the first joint measure from the Action plan 1 for the public administration reform in the area of information technologies, which has been supported by all administrative levels in BiH.
“Information technologies is one of the six key areas stipulated by the PAR Strategy, which represent a key condition for the successful public administration functioning. Measures that have been stipulated for reaching the goals in this area relate to increasing the information technologies in public administration and getting closer to the European standards. The project that we present today is one of the steps in that direction and represents a key assumption for the establishment of foundation for the successful functioning of electronic service systems in the area of public administration in BiH”, has been said by Semiha Borovac, National PAR Coordinator in BiH.

Mrs. Borovac has added that the intention and emphasis of this project is to connect the existing information systems in a way that are available to all government levels, so they enable an efficient interaction of the government authorities, which has not been a practice before. The project will also enable the citizens to reach their rights and obligations towards the public administration through the electronic way, which will mean significant saving of money and time for citizens, as well as the obligation of government authorities not to demand from citizens the data on which the official evidence is being led. This will be possible through the internal harmonization and connection of public registrars. As a second important component of this project, Mrs. Borovac has stated the development of the following legislation and guidelines in a sense of standards, as well as drafting the handbook, which will be helpful in applying the interoperability principle.
The goal of this project is creating and adopting the interoperability framework for the public administration in BiH at all levels. The strategic document – Interoperability framework of the E – government will also be developed through this project. The document will be in accordance with the EU standards, or with the document EU Interoperability Framework.

The project, financed through the PAR Fund, is being implemented through the contract signed (over the international tender) with the company InfoDom d.o.o from Zagreb.

“We are very glad to get into the implementation of this project, in which all the government levels in BiH will participate, and which is of an exceptional significance for the modern functioning of institutions. This is a significant step after which BiH, not only in the public authorities and government, but larger, will receive an instrument to apply the informatics fully and that the data, messages and documents can be exchanged electronically, and legally acceptable. In a sense of the long term goals, this will ensure the availability of information independently on the location where they are searched for, has been said by the professor Slavko Vidović, PhD, director of the company InfoDom d.o.o from Zagreb.

Realization of this project, through the joint work of implementer, the PARCO and representatives of the governments and institutions at all levels, will bring to a significant progress in the implementation of measures in the area of information technologies from one side, and concrete benefits for administration and citizens through creating strategic, legislative, technical and operational system for providing electronic services in future from the other side.

Besides Mrs. Borovac and professor Vidović, short speeches on the importance of this project have also been given by Mr. Timur Gadžo from the Statistics and Informatics Institute of the Canton Sarajevo, as well as Mr. Dragan Matijević in behalf of the Government of the Brčko District of BiH.

The project is worth 191.571.12 KM and it will be implemented in the period of 12 months.