The development project is co-financed by the European Union (EU) and the
Government of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMZ) through the EU4Business project in BiH

Micro, small and medium enterprises in Bosnia and Herzegovina have the potential to create growth and create new jobs. With the aim of strengthening the BiH economy, the EU4Business project of the European Union encourages the development of entrepreneurship, export-oriented sectors, tourism and agriculture, as well as rural development.

For this purpose, a total of 10m euros has been earmarked through a grant.

The end users are micro, small and medium enterprises, farmers and entrepreneurs, with special emphasis on young people, women and vulnerable groups. The project also addresses the improvement of the business environment in BiH. The results will be measured by new jobs and increased exports and sales, as well as better use of EU funds.

The EU4Business project is worth € 16.1 million and is jointly funded by the European Union (€ 15 million) and the Federal Republic of Germany (€ 1.1 million). The project is being implemented jointly by GIZ, ILO and UNDP, from April 2018 to March 2022

Project Name:
Strengthening innovative capacities and increasing exports

Locations where the project is implemented: Laktaši

Area: Export-oriented sectors

Sector (s): Metal and machine industry

Short description of the project:

The project will lead to the improvement of labor productivity and overall production technology of the company PROINOX FM Ltd through the procurement of sophisticated equipment and the application of a greater degree of digitalization and innovation in production management. The project also plans to strengthen human resources, along with improving the knowledge and skills of workers at work in existing and new production processes. By applying modern marketing tools and standards, the export capacities of this manufacturer of professional stainless steel catering equipment will be improved. The project will lead to increased sales and new jobs.

The project is implemented by: PROINOX FM Ltd Laktaši

Total project value (in KM): 390,000

Approved funds (in KM): 195,000

Project duration: 12 months