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  • Republic of Srpska – Bosnia and Heryegovina

Republic of Srpska – Bosnia and Heryegovina

1 Trg Republike Srpske, Banja Luka 78000, Republika Srpska, Oman

Détails du site

Institutional characteristics

1. Establishment

- Date of creation: 1997

- Year operational: 1997

- Nature of the texts that create the institution (Constitution, law, decree, etc.): 

Agreement (1997), Labor Law (2000) and Low of Economic and Social Council (2008)


- Have any changes in recent years happened concerning the nature, membership, capacities of the Institution.

Labor Low has changed on way to expand ESC jurisdiction.

1. ESC gives proposal to Government for increasing minimal salary for all workers on annual base.

2. ESC gives opinion regarding expanding of branch collective agreement


2. Mandate

Consultation and advisory ☐

Negotiation ☐

Both ✅


3. Mission and attributions

Law of Economic and Social Council and partially the Labor Law determine mission and jurisdiction. ESC reviews and takes positions towards issues in regarding of development and promotion of collective bargaining, the impact of economic policies, wages and prices, competition and productivity, privatization and other structural adjustment, labor protection and environmental protection, education and professional training, health and social care and security, demographic trends and other issues important for the realization and promotion of the economic and social policies. Further, ESC gives opinions on draft laws and proposals and other regulations or documents that may effect of employees and employers’ interests.


4. Composition :

- Number of members: 9

- Duration of the term: 4 years mandate

- Membership categories: Employers organization, Trade Union organization and Government ministers


- Process of designating the members (election, nomination, by whom, etc.):

Social partners elects ESC`s members accordingly it`s rules of regulations on four year mandate.


5. Management organs

- Presidium / Bureau / Cabinet / Other: Please specify role, composition, designation

- Assembly General / Plenary session / Other: Please specify role, frequencies of meeting:

- General Secretariat: Please specify role, composition, designation:


President and Vice-president are management organ. Secretary is only permanent employed person in charge for administrative-technical support to members and management organ.


6. Operational arrangement of the Permanent Secretariat

Yes ✅

No ☐


7. Gender balance (% of women)

Between 0% and 9% ☐

Equal or more than 10% ✅

Equal or more than 30% ☐

Equal or more than 50% ☐


8. Reporting Institution

Government ✅

Parliament ☐

Cabinet of President ☐

Cabinet of Prime Minister ☐

Ministry of Finance ☐

Ministry of Labour ☐

Ministry of Social Affairs ☐

Others (please specify):


9. Budget

Amount :

Between $0 and $249,000 ✅

Equal or more than $250,000 ☐

Equal or more than $500,000 ☐

Equal or more than $750,000 ☐


Source of funding: Public funds - budget of the Republic of Srpska


III. Organizational Structure


1. Committees/Sub-committees/working groups:

Committee for protection and health on work and Committee for suppression of informal economy


2. Is there in your country any institutions of social dialogue outside your institutions?

Economic and Social Councils on local level (cities and municipality)


IV. Functioning of the ESC


1. Who convenes the Institution? President on


2. Has the Institution a legal right to issue own-initiative opinion? Yes.


3.How are decisions taken inside the Institution

By vote ☐

By consensus ✅


4. What kind of payment do the Councillors receive: wage, compensation, other?



5. Is the Government obligated to follow the opinion issued by the Institution?

Government is not obligated to follow ESC RS opinions but so far Government respected and conducted ESC opinions taken by consensus.


6. Is the Government obligated to report on the fate of the Institution opinions?


7. Are there official publications of the Institution opinions?


8. Is the public opinion informed about the Institution works? How?


9. What kind of relationship does the ESC have with civil society?

Part of the Institution ☐

Institutionalised relation ☐

Uninstitutionalised relation ☐

Collaboration ☐

Participation in the drafting of reports ☐

Nothing at all ☐


V.Main technical areas of competencies


Agriculture ☐

Civil Society ☐

Corporate Social Responsibility ☐

Culture ☐

Education and Training ☐

Employment policy and labour market regulation ☐

Environmental Policy ☐

European Affairs ☐

Fiscal and Taxation Policies :☐

Fundamental principles and rights at work ☐)

Gender equality and anti-discrimination ☐

Governance ☐

Health and Medical Policy ☐

Infrastructure, Transport, and Energy Policies ☐

International affairs ☐

Labour Law reform ☐

Legal Affairs ☐

Productivity and competitiveness ☐

Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and Industrial Policy ☐

Social Affairs ☐

Social Dialogue and Tripartism ☐

Industrial relations and Collective bargaining ☐

Dispute prevention and resolution ☐

Social Security and Social Protection ☐

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ☐

Territorial Management ☐

Workplace compliance and working conditions ☐

Youth Employment ☐

Other :


VI. Brief description of major results obtained by your Institution in the last 3 years


Please give examples (Recommendations issued, Reports, Collective Agreements concluded, Conflict prevention and social peace obtained, National policies or legal frameworks including recommendations, Reform of your institution) and attached relevant documents


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