Bosnia and Herzegovina does not have a National Interoperability Strategy. Nonetheless, interoperability of organizational units is foreseen as a course of action within the eGovernance development pillar of the Strategy for Information Society Development for the period 2004-2010, along with public administration re-engineering, technological and developmental basis, communication and IT infrastructure, security, fundamental registers, informalization of joint and specialized functions of the administration, e-democracy, electronic services, and portals and access points, under the prism of several of which it is also viewed as a prerequisite and critical factor for their achievement . The Strategy acknowledges interoperability as key to implementation of eGovernance, and states more specifically, that “technical specifics and solutions should be defined with the aim of ensuring interoperability and coherence of the information systems in the public sector, which must be viewed as foundations to overall strategy of eGovernance development” .
Remarkable is also the fact, that the concept of interoperability appears in several other pillars of the Strategy, while among the activities foreseen, there are the definition of concepts and standards for IT interoperability in the public sector, the implementation of an interoperability project to verify and render operational the interoperability concept, as well as the establishment of an IT Interoperability Forum . The same notion is delivered in the Action Plan for Information Society Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which complements the aforementioned strategy .
Additionally, similar activities as well as the establishment of an eGovernment Interoperability Framework are foreseen in the National Strategy and Action Plan of Public Administration Reform [3, 4].
Interestingly, in both the aforementioned strategies there is a persistent focus on the need to guarantee interoperability of public registers, in order to provide cross-organizational and transactional services. A strategy on public registers, enclosing the solutions for harmonization and interoperability of the latter, is thus to be developed [3, 4].