About the Project

Project title: Capacity Building of BiH Railways Regulatory Board focusing on the Fourth Railway Package

Beneficiary country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Project funding: EU IPA

Contracting Authority: Delegation of European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Project Beneficiary: BiH Railway Regulatory Board

Project timing: June 2021 – December 2022

Beneficiaries’ Coordinator: Ministry of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Contractor: EPTISA Servicios de Ingenieria S.L. in Consortium with GOPA Infra and Panteia

The overall objective of the project of which this contract shall be a part is as follows:

  • Provision of preconditions for opening of the railway market in BiH

The purpose of this contract is as follows:

Assistance in establishing of the legal and institutional framework of a functional and sustainable rail system in BiH capable for opening the railway transport market in a manner of non-discriminatory access to infrastructure (Directive 2012/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 establishing a single European railway area).

The expected mandatory results from this assignment shall be:

  • The legal framework of a functional and organizationally sustainable rail system in BiH provided,
  • Regulatory preconditions for a safe, modern and efficient rail system created,
  • Regulatory preconditions for regulation and control of the railway market and the railway system in BiH created,
  • Regulatory preconditions for an independent operation of the safety investigation unit created,
  • Regulatory legal preconditions for the unobstructed use of electronic forms in railway undertakings in BiH in line with EU requirements created,
  • A generally acceptable way of functioning of the railway system and its institutions in BiH in line with EU requirements identified.