ABSL Bosnia and Herzegovina is delighted to announce that for the very first time companies within the BPO sector have been given the opportunity to receive financial support from the government!

Within the support program for small businesses in Sarajevo Canton for 2021, two public calls were published in order to support training and new employment in the sectors of BPO and IT.

The total available funds for the two public calls amount to 640.000BAM500.000BAM are planned to support IT entrepreneurship while 140.000BAM are going to support employment in the field of administrative export-oriented services – the BPO sector.

The maximum amount of funds that can be awarded to one company through these calls is 70.000BAM (IT sector) or 35.000 (BPO sector). In the case of both open calls, companies are expected to employ a certain number of new employees, for a minimum period of one year. Incentive per new employee equals to 10.000BAM or 7.0000BAM, depending on the sector in question.

Criteria for applying to these public calls, the method for application evaluation and the application forms can be found on the website of the Ministry of Economy of Sarajevo Canton – IT sector / BPO sector.

In order to ensure needed support and to encourage IT and BPO companies to participate in these public calls, the Ministry of Economy of Sarajevo Canton, in cooperation with ABSL Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Bit Alliance, will hold a public online presentation.

The presentation will focus on experiences of similar public calls, frequent application mistakes and on providing technical support to companies during the process of application preparation. The participants will also get the opportunity to familiarize themselves with other relevant and useful open calls, benefiting their sectors.

The joint presentation is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 22nd 2021 (from 14:00PM to 16:00PM) and all interested companies are kindly invited to join in via Zoom.