- Assistant Minister for Youth, Adis Salkić, participated on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports in the Forum on the Exchange of Experiences that was held in Bonn from 10 May to 12 May 2023.
This was a marvellous opportunity to share experiences and practices, as well as to establish new contacts, what will certainly be very useful in the process of advancing the approach to young people in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Minister Sanja Vlaisavljević received in her office the representatives of the National Theatre of Sarajevo: Director Dino Mustafić, Chairwoman of the Management Board Edina Papo and Chairman of the Artists’ Council Josip Pejaković. The main point of discussion was the difficulties that this national cultural institution has been facing for years. The Director Mustafić called for strategic changes, having in mind that without adequate financial support, the mere existence of the Theatre was called into question.
Minister Vlaisavljević stressed that this was not just another courtesy meeting, but a sincere wish to launch a dialogue with the aim of overcoming the problems accumulated over years. Furthermore, the Minister pointed out that as a team, “we can at least take small steps to start the activities that will encourage artists to be visible, recognized and respected in the society”.
- Federal Minister of Culture and Sports, Sanja Vlaisavljević, met today in her office with the representatives of the Paraolympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Secretary General Osman Handžić and the Executive Committee member Mirsad Muftić. The meeting was attended also by the Assistant Minister for Sports, Adnan Džindo, and the Adviser to the Minister, Goran Lulić.
The main purpose of the meeting was signing of the Agreement on Financing the Programme Activities and Work of the Paraolympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which the Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports will support with the amount of KM 50,000.
Besides, the numerous problems faced by the Paraolympic Committee in their work were discussed at the meeting, with a special focus on the lack of adequate premises.
The joint conclusion was that the outstanding issues will certainly be resolved more efficiently if the efforts were united.
- Mirela Milićević Šečić attended on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports the Second Meeting of the Working Group for the Preparation of the Action Plan Proposal for the Implementation of the Cultural Policy Strategy in BiH 2023-2026, organized by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- The International Museum Day, 18 May, has been marked since 1977 on the recommendation of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) with the aim of promoting museums and their values.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the International Museum Day and European Night of Museums are organized as the biggest museum events since 2006.
This year, the International Museum Day will be opened in the Sarajevo Olympic Museum with the exhibition of the Museum of Herzegovina from Trebinje, titled “The Olympic Games of Nevesinje”.
- The documentary exhibition “Sarajevo Assassination” by Valerijan Žuja, a dedicated researcher of the history of Sarajevo, cultural worker and BiH lexicographer was opened at the Bosniak Institute in Sarajevo on 17 May 2023.
On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports, the opening was attended by Sanja Arnautović from the Cultural Division.
The exhibition is open for visitors until 31 May.
- This week has been marked by international successes achieved by great Bosnian and Herzegovinian athletes.
The best swimmer from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lana Pudar, qualified for the Olympic Games in Paris, after winning the 200-meter dolphin race in Barcelona.
The great cyclist, Lejla Njemčević, won the World Cup in the Czech Republic with a dominant ride in the marathon discipline and thus recorded one of the most important victories in her career.
The iron man, triathlete and alpinist Tomislav Cvitanušić climbed Mount Everest (8.848 meters!) with his team in 46 days.
On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports, Minister Sanja Vlaisavljević congratulates our great athletes on their achievements and wishes them a lot of success in future work.
- Minister Sanja Vlaisavljević met today in her office with the delegation of the Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina: President Milanko Mučibabić, Vice-President Marijan Kvesić and Secretary General Said Fazlagić. The meeting was attended also by the Assistant Minister for Sports, Adnan Džindo, and the Advisor to the Minister, Goran Lulić.
The main reason for the meeting was signing of the Agreement on Financing the Participation of Athletes from Bosnia and Herzegovina in International Competitions in 2023, which the Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports will support with the amount of KM 50,000.
Representatives of the Olympic Committee of BiH presented their plan of activities for the upcoming period, in which priority is given to preparations for the Olympic Games 2024, and the European Games to be held in June 2023.
They also expressed hope that the so-far good cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports would be continued to mutual satisfaction.
- The Federal Minister of Culture and Sports Sanja Vlaisavljević sent the sincerest congratulations on behalf of the Ministry to the Croatian Sports Club “Zrinjski” from Mostar for having won the Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina and for having thus achieved the “double crown” in this season, but also in its entire history.