The Twinning Project is implemented by the Hungarian National Assembly in Consortium with the Austrian Parliament and the Croatian Parliament.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Members and staff of all four BiH Parliaments - the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, National Assembly of Republika Srpska, Brčko District Assembly - as well as Cantonal Assemblies, and representatives of the international organizations, civil society and media.
The Twinning Project was opened with the remarks from the highest of dignitaries from cooperating Parliaments and the representative of the Delegation of the European Union to BiH:
Mr. Bakir Izetbegović, Speaker of the PABiH House of Peoples
Mr. István Jakab, Deputy Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly
Mr. Reinhold Lopatka, Chairperson of the Standing Sub-Committee on EU Affairs of the National Council of the Austrian Parliament
Mr. Christian Buchmann, Chairperson of the Committee on EU Affairs of the Federal Council of the Austrian Parliament
Mr. Domagoj Ivan Milošević, Chairperson of the European Affairs Committee of the Croatian Parliament
Mr. Elvir Karajbić, Speaker of the PFBiH House of Representatives
Ms. Sonja Karadžić Jovičević, Vice President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska
Mr. Nicolas Bizel, Head of Operations for Justice and Home Affairs, Public Administration Reform, Delegation of the European Union to BiH
This is the third EU parliamentary Twinning Project facilitated by the European Union, and its budget is €2.3 million.