SERDA is the Regional Development Agency appointed by the European Union, with the mission to create encouraging environment for a sustainable economic development in Sarajevo Macro Region (SMR), and to strengthen and promote development of SMR through mobilization of all available resources. The goal is harmonized and dynamic economic development of SMR for the purpose of strengthening mechanisms for the accession of B&H to the EU. SERDA is founded by 32 municipalities, 2 cities and the Canton of Sarajevo. The office is located in the centre of Sarajevo and fully equipped for the purpose of implementation different projects.
During the previous period, SERDA has confirmed its position as a leader and reliable partner in the regional economic development in B&H. SERDA recognized the needs of its founders and members. Therefore, it is actively working on creation of the adequate environment for regional economic development as well as development of SME. In 2008, SERDA in cooperation and partnership with its founders and international organizations implemented 71 projects in the following areas: business development, education, standardization, environmental protection, tourism and infrastructure. Inter-regional and international cooperation represent a very important operating segment of SERDA. With regards to this, in the previous period SERDA has established a very close cooperation with various institutions and development agencies abroad, especially from Croatia, Spain, Italy etc.