Two-day conference „Sarajevo and Vienna – Innovative Solutions for the Future“


„Sarajevo and Vienna – Innovative Solutions for the Future“ is the title of the two-day conference which is being held as part of „Vienna Days in Sarajevo“.

The Conference will offer effective models for creating long term smart city strategies with the aim of applying the best technological solutions.

“Our ambition is for Sarajevo to become a city with smart well- connected public services, with fast application of many solutions, and thus a capital city with a more beautiful, better and happier future” stressed Deputy Mayor Ivica Šarić in his welcome speech.

On behalf of the City of Vienna, which was proclaimed the city with the best quality of life in the world for nine consecutive years, the delegate at the Regional and City Council of Vienna Marcus Schober said that he was convinced that the exchange of knowledge and experience would lead to joint projects that would improve and upgrade the quality of life of the citizens from the two cities.


The first day of the Conference consisted of presentations by experts from the two cities on the topics related to smart city, efficient city communication and energy. The Smart City Conference will continue tomorrow on the topics of smart solutions for managing cycling traffic and city waters, support to start ups, as well as education from the aspect of retraining in line with the process of digitalisation and trends in the labour market.

Firefighters from Vienna donated vehicles to Volunteer Fire Fighting Brigade Alipašin Most


Gerald Schimpf, officer and spokesperson of the professional Viennese firefighting brigade handed over the keyes of the firefighting vehicle to Mesud Jusufović, president of the Volunteer fire fighting brigade Alipašin Most. He stressed that this donation represents the continuation of the long lasting cooperation between the Viennese and Sarajevan fire fighters, and the friendly cities of Vienna and Sarajevo.

The handover ceremony was attended by the Deputy Mayor Milan Trivić, who expressed his appreciation for the donation on behalf of the City of Sarajevo and its citizens, expressing his conviction that the future cooperation between our two cities will be intensified through joint projects such as Vienna Days in Sarajevo.

„This is the second vehicle that we received from the City of Vienna. It can carry a whole department of fire fighters, and the novelty is that it possesses rescue equipment so that we could help rescuing people injured in car accidents and people trapped under ruins“ stressed Jusufović, the president of Volunteer Fire Fighting Brigade Alipašin Most.