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“Empowering Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Gaming Sector”

RECONOMY Program has established partnerships with the key market and ecosystem players from the gaming sector across the Western Balkans and wider, aiming to foster the industry’s growth and create new job opportunities for the youth. This initiative involves strategic efforts in organizing and promoting the gaming sector and its career paths, as well as enhancing regional cooperation to drive sector growth.
According to the EU Study on the European video games sector, data from 2023″..the video games industry is a significant economic sector. The EU27 video games market generated €23.48 billion of revenue in 2022. The sector employs around 74,000 people across 5,000 game development and publishing studios but faces challenges, including financial gaps, difficulties recruiting and finding the necessary skills. Video games are complex products with a mix of technical (hardware and software) and creative elements. The study analyses the breadth of the regulatory framework applicable to the industry, as well as the social and cultural dimensions of video games.”
In addition to RECONOMY’s collaborations with the Serbian Gaming Association and a network of gaming market players in North Macedonia, RECONOMY signed today a partnership agreement with the Association of IT companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina Bit Alijansa which will offer its working and advocacy platform, to the gaming industry to boost its expansion efforts.
RECONOMY will support the Bit Alliance in various areas including market mapping and positioning, advocacy initiatives for the gaming sector, and promotion of the gaming industry among youth, government bodies, educational institutions, and organizations.
The strengthening of ecosystem players and their regional collaboration aim to elevate the gaming industry in the region, creating a robust ecosystem that supports sustainable growth and job creation.
RECONOMY is a regional inclusive and green economic development program of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), implemented by Helvetas Schweiz Intercooperation in partnership with Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V. BH and others in the Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkans.