The Vienna Days in Sarajevo event, which was officially opened tonight, will have the smart city strategy in its focus, with the aim of applying the best technological solutions in the areas of traffic, water, energy, urban mobility, local self-governance, education and start-ups.

The experts from the two cities will exchange experiences from innovative projects at the Conference on the above mentioned topics, which earned the City of Vienna the title of the city with the best quality of life in the world for nine consecutive years.

The part of the programme which was open for public took place at the square in front of the BBI centre, and it included the performance of the young Austrian DJ Febration, this year’s winner of Donauinselfest, the biggest outdoor music festival in Europe.

The public was able to see a screening of a short film titled “Summer in Vienna” and enjoy in the Viennese ice cream, use the photo booth and participate in a prize competition.

Deputy Mayor Ivica Šarić stressed at the opening ceremony that this event represents the continuation of a joint project between friendly cities Sarajevo and Vienna:

“The historical ties, comparatively small geographical distance, and the reputation and importance of Vienna in the perception of the citizens of Sarajevo are advantages that should be used for mutual benefit and pleasure” said Šarić.

Marcus Schober, on behalf of the City of Vienna, expressed his pleasure that the capital city of Austria is represented for the third time to Sarajevo citizens with the aim of bringing the two capital cities and their citizens closer together.

Prior to the opening of this year’s Vienna Days, Deputy Mayor Šarić received the delegation of the City of Vienna, which organized this event in collaboration with the “Eurocomm-PR Sarajevo” local office.