The Representative Office of the Republic of Srpska in Austria in cooperation with WIFI International (Department of the Chamber of Commerce) Vienna, Innovation Center Banja Luka, Chamber of Commerce and Development Agency of the Republic of Srpska, the cities of Doboj and Istočno Sarajevo has issued a call to all interested companies from the metalworking and woodworking sectors (and other fields) to apply for the project of connecting companies from the Republic of Srpska with businessmen in Austria (Fit4Austria).

Business connecting is intended for the management and representatives of companies that are interested in establishing business cooperation with Austrian companies, and that have an interest in entering into partnership and cooperation in the following fields: export, import, representation, joint venture, etc.

The project will be organized in two phases and in two regions of the Republic of Srpska – Istočno Sarajevo and Doboj, and this cycle is a continuation of the successfully implemented first cycle of the Fit4Austria project, where businessmen from Banja Luka and Bijeljina took part.

Preparatory training for selected companies from the Republic of Srpska will consist of two modules – training in the field of international – brand marketing, strategic planning and risk management and training in the field of business communication and negotiation in international cooperation context.

The goal of the training is to impart knowledge to the participants, which can contribute to their more efficient presentation to Austrian companies.

Upon successful training completion, the participants will have the opportunity to join an organized study tour to Austria during which the Austrian Representation of the Republic of Srpska, in cooperation with the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, will organize business meetings for all program participants.

A brief knowledge testing will follow after program completion for obtaining WIFI certificate, which has the character of a public document valid throughout the EU.

Applications for the training are open to all interested legal entities based in the Republic of Srpska. Each legal entity applying for the program may delegate one representative to attend the training and participate in business meetings in Austria.

Participants who complete the training successfully and acquire the right to go to Austria will pay a part of the registration fee, which includes stay in Austria, organization of business meetings, interpretation costs and transportation.

The costs of training, stay in Austria, organization of business meetings, interpreters and transportation are mostly covered by WIFI International and Republic of Srpska’s Austrian Representation.

Please, apply to the following email:, and note that deadline for applying to the Program is 17 September 2023.

Source and photo: Republic of Srpska Representation in the Republic of Austria