Bosnia and Herzegovina
Social innovation is a relatively new concept in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and as such has not been defined by any particular actors. Many new strategies and reforms have been introduced throughout the decentralised country to encourage innovation across many sectors.
Social innovation in BiH addresses the challenges posed by unemployment, lack of education, low development of infrastructure in the agricultural sector, the development of IT to serve communities, and enhancing the capacity of young entrepreneurs to stimulate innovative solutions for social needs.
Social innovation is time and context specific. That means it can mean different things in different context. What might not seem innovative in one country, may be ground breaking in another. The political and cultural background is important to understand. There are also a wide variety of organisations involved in this field, each have different perspectives. So, the purpose of this page is to demonstrate a variety of views on what social innovation means to different kinds of organisations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.