General Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina

September 28, 2022
10:00 - 11:30 MESZ/MEZ

On Sunday, 2 October 2022, the ninth general elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina will take place. Already the multicultural, multiethnic, and multireligious nature of the country provides a space for sociopolitical conflicts and frictions. Against the background of historical revisions and an ongoing conflicting political landscape, the pre-election situation in the country emerges to be shaped by various domestic as well as external factors. Competition amongst both global players and regional actors is mirrored in the social and political constellation across the population and politicians. What are the main elements and key issues of this year’s general elections? What role do the EU, the Russian Federation and the conflict in Ukraine play in the election campaign, and how will the sociopolitical future of Bosnia and Herzegovina look like after the elections? Distinguished experts from different fields of expertise come together to find answers to these questions and to discuss the pre-election situation in the country.



Welcome Address

Gerhard Marchl, Head of the Department for European Politics, Karl-Renner-Institut



Briefing on the current situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Daniel Martínek, Research Associate, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)



Panel Discussion

Samir Beharić, Youth Activist, Research Officer, The Balkan Forum

Maja Gasal-Vražalica, Director, Academy for Women, Sarajevo

Ljiljan Veselinović, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo



Daniel Martínek, Research Associate, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)


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