About us


Kozara Ethno: Guardians of cultural heritage

Kozara Ethno is an authentic project dedicated to preserving, reviving, and promoting the rich cultural heritage of Kozara and Potkozarje. Born from the shared vision of the Tourist Organization of Banja Luka and the Cultural Artistic Society ‘Piskavica,’ Kozara Ethno has been the key ambassador of regional culture and tradition since its inception in 2010.

With a focus on supporting and enhancing rural tourism development, this project strives to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the region’s traditional values. Through diverse activities, Kozara Ethno passes on the stories, crafts, music, dances, and gastronomy of this area to new generations and visitors from other regions.

Through Kozara Ethno, every stone of Kozara and Potkozarje gains a voice – a voice that tells centuries-old tales, a voice filled with love for the land, a voice that connects the past, present, and future. Join us on this journey through time, get to know the heritage that shaped our community, and be a part of our mission to preserve this unique cultural treasure.

Our vision and mission: Life through culture and tradition

Our mission and vision lie in connecting the past and the present, highlighting the significance and beauty of the rich culture and tradition of Kozara and Potkozarje.


Our vision is for Kozara Ethno to become the leading project for preserving and promoting cultural heritage in the region. We aspire for Kozara Ethno to serve as a bridge between the past and the present, providing insights into the rich culture and tradition of Kozara and Potkozarje.


Our mission is to foster entrepreneurial spirit and skills in the field of rural tourism by promoting cultural and traditional values of the region. Through Kozara Ethno, we strive to enrich the region's tourism offerings while preserving its natural and cultural heritage.

Kozara ethno festival 2022.

Preserving Tradition through active engagement

The activities within the Kozara Ethno project encompass researching traditional culture, collecting a database on local culture, providing training to the local community in rural tourism, environmental and handicraft protection, as well as supporting entrepreneurship and marketing. The results of these activities are showcased through the annual Kozarski Ethno Festival.

Achieving goals through sustainability, culture, and entrepreneurship

The Kozara Ethno project aims to achieve ambitious goals through sustainable tourism development, protection, and promotion of cultural values, and enhancing the entrepreneurial capacities of the local community. We pursue these efforts through three key approaches:

Sustainable tourism

We develop and promote principles of sustainable and responsible tourism with the aim of enriching the region's tourism offerings through various cultural and tourist activities.

Cultural preservation

We are continually working to preserve the natural and cultural values of the region, striving to safeguard and showcase the unique cultural heritage of Kozara and Potkozarje.

Entrepreneurship enhancement

Through training in rural tourism, environmental protection, and handicrafts, we work on enhancing the entrepreneurial skills of the local community, with the aim of supporting sustainable economic development.