5 Million Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina Association is a non-government, non-profit organization, without political, religious or ethnic connotations. Originally an idea and project, 5MFBH was initiated by Edo Šabanagić, Founder and President of the Association, with the support of La Terra Nostra and I-Diaspora (Switzerland).
The values that 5MFBH recognizes and cherishes are:
- Strengthening and networking of the diaspora and individuals without any political, national, or religious connotation and expanding the strategic partnership to diaspora organizations and individuals globally,
- Strengthening the identity and development of BiH through mutual cooperation and a sense of responsibility to the homeland,
- Cooperation, assistance, dialogue and interaction with the aim of empowering each individual, which further strengthens the global structure of the BiH diaspora and thus creates a basis for stronger and more efficient action of the BiH diaspora.
- Nurturing and returning to the main values of BiH society: selfless commitment to the welfare of the community, cooperation and support, perseverance, hard work as the main characteristics of BiH individuals.
5 Million Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina Association recognizes the significant importance of the diaspora in the development of Bosnia and Herzegovina, considering that about half of the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina is from abroad, largely highly educated and among the most integrated immigrants including children and the second generation. An organized and coordinated diaspora can be a strong ally in fortifying the values of diversity and inclusion for all, outside and inside Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The “5 Million Friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina” platform will provide a database of:
1. All persons who nurture the civilizational values of the Bosnian people and who are confirmed friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina
2. Database of companies in the diaspora that are owned or run by a Bosnian man or friend of BiH
3. Organizations & clubs in the diaspora and international organizations active in BiH