A final Conference of the IMPULSE Project hosted by Republic Authority for Geodetic and Real Property Affairs Republic of Srpska was held in Banja Luka on 12-14 November 2019. On the Conference were presented the project results from 2014, and this Project was financed by a donation from the Kingdom of Sweden and implemented in the Western Balkans region.
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms Johanna Strömquist addressed all attendees at the beginning of the official ceremony, expressed satisfaction with implemented project and announced future support for Western Balkan countries and land administration agencies. Besides the Ambassador, entity officials as well as representatives of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency- SIDA addressed the attendees.
The main objective of the IMPULSE Project was development of a modern and functional framework for sharing spatial data in accordance with regional and international requirements as well as the acceleration of the development of innovative INSPIRE services for better decision-making and achievement of data and services interoperability. Project beneficiary countries are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia and Kosovo.
An appropriate program focused on presenting the results and benefits of project implementation was organized for all attendees and the national coordinator for the Federation of BiH, Ms Slobodanka Kljucanin presented achievements of the Federal Geodetic Administration in the area of the Spatial Data Infrastructure. Within the program was also predicted panel discussion on lessons learned during the implementation, the Federal Geodetic Administration represented the Director, Mr. Obradovic.
On behalf of the Federal Geodetic Administration on the Conference attended Director Mr. Zeljko Obradovic, Assistant Director Mr. Nedzad Pasalic, the Coordinator of the IMPULSE Project for the Federation of BiH Ms Slobodanka Kljucanin, the Expert Advisor in the Geoinformatic’s Sector Mr. Denis Tabucic and the IMPULSE Project consultant Mr. Hajrudin Kaljun.