For over three months after the first pilot program for digital nomads in Bosnia and Herzegovina, organized through the RECOOPER projects, co-financed by the European Union funds and the funds from the government of the Federal Republic of Germany, has ended, the impressions that the staying in Herzegovina has made on the participants, have still being processed.
5 digital nomads from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Poland and Netherlands have had an opportunity to get to know Mostar and surrounding for one month through all the segments of tourist, social, recreational and art life. They used the services from the 20 tourist operators that have strengthened their capacities in different spheres of business with a special emphasize on the adjustment of their services to the needs of the digital nomads in the period prior to the program. This program left such a strong impression on them that even today, three months after leaving Bosnia and Herzegovina, the participants of the program have still been promoting the beauties and contents of Herzegovina, region at the south of the state, through their channels.
One of them, Tim Marting, a digital nomad from the United States of America, with a current address in Spain, has collected his impressions in a text for the blog of the company Citizen Remote. After one month in Mostar, Tim has put Herzegovina on his list of the most desirable locations in Europe, emphasizing the affordable prices, gastronomy and adventurism as some of the most significant advantages. Tim has compared Herzegovina to some of the most famous gastronomy regions of the world based on his enthusiasm about the cuisine and wine in Herzegovina, and he also enthusiastically presented options for outdoor activities to all the adrenaline addicts. Tim has also mentioned community and INTERA Technology Park together with IT companies as ideal places for developing contacts but also for the usage of their resources in the everyday work of digital nomads.
Sanne Wesselman from Netherlands has also given her review on the stay in Herzegovina in her blog. She has been living according to this style of life in different parts of the world. She defined Mostar as a beautiful little city with beautiful historical center, hospitable people and easy access to the nature and wide specter of opportunities for outdoor activities. She also mentioned affordable prices and recommended this region to everyone searching for unexplored breathtaking destination due to its nature, history and beautiful people.
Information on these segments of life in Bosnia and Herzegovina, experienced by the digital nomads, can be found on the web platform www.digitalnomadsherzegovina.com that has been developed through the same project and whose goal is to facilitate the digital nomads getting to know the lifestyle, tourist offer, gastronomy, outdoor activities and other things that this region can offer.
The RECOOPER project has been implemented by the Chamber of Economy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and INTERA Technology Park. The RECOOPER is a part of a wider project EU4BusinessRecovery, through which the European Union offers support to Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to milden the economic problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The EU4BusinessRecovery is worth 13,7 million Euros and it is co-financed by the European Union (13 million Euros) and the Federal Republic of Germany (700 000 Euros). It has been conducted by GIZ, ILO and UNDP.