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The City of Bijeljina

Department of Social Affairs

Trg kralja Petra I Karađorđevića 1
76 300  Bijeljina
Republic of Srpska
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Телефон: +387 (0)55 233 117
Факс: +387 (0)55 233 155

[email protected]


Department of Social Affairs performs professional and administrative activities under the City jurisdiction related to:

  • pre-school and school education;
  • health and social care;
  • science;
  • culture;
  • sport and physical education;
  • youth organising;
  • birth rate and demographic policy;
  • family and protection of children's rights;
  • public information;
  • humanitarian activities;
  • non-governmental organisations;
  • religious issues;
  • activities related to refugees, displaced people and returnees;
  • legal aid service for the citizens, and other jobs placed in their scope of work by special documents.

In strategic planning, monitoring the implementation of City Development Strategy, evaluating and reporting in the scope of work, the Department performs the following jobs:

  • prepares annual operational plan, containing planned projects, value of the projects and funding sources, dynamics of projects implementation, and clearly defined roles and responsibilities in the project implementation;
  • regularly collects information important for the local sustainable development and submits it to the Section for Local Economic Development and European Integration (Section);
  • prepares various analyses and studies within their scope of work and submits them to the Section;
  • actively participates in the strategic planning of integrated development;
  • prepares and submits information concerning external stakeholders and proposes their involvement in the strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects;
  • participates in the preparation of project proposals and project documentation; and
  • submits reports on monitoring and evaluation of projects at the Department level, according to the dynamics defined in the annual activities calendar prepared by the Section for Local Economic Development and European Integration.

Concerning the promotion of the City, the Department performs the following jobs:

  • promotes dialogue between the local stakeholders, establishes partnerships and maintains regular communication between departments and external stakeholders (private sector, non-governmental organisations, international organisations, social, health, educational, cultural, and sports organisations and institutions, etc.);
  • continually promotes the City as the location favourable for investments, all with the aim to attract domestic and foreign investments contributing to the quality of life of population;
  • presents materials of the City development potential to investors, donors, development agencies and other external stakeholders, in cooperation with the organisational unit for local economic development;
  • implements other activities contributing to the promotion of the City as the environment actively working to increase the quality of life and living standard of the citizens.

There are three sections and one service within the Department of Social Affairs:

1. Sections:
- Section for culture, sport and physical education, and relations with religious communities
- Section for health and social care, national minorities, returnees and displaced people
- Section for education and science, non-governmental organisations, youth and family protection
2. Service for legal aid