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Grant agreements for funding the businesses of five young entrepreneurs were signed by representatives of the City of Trebinje, the Institute for Youth Development KULT and grantees. The businesses are focused on tourism, crafts and hospitality, and will be supported with a total of 50,000 BAM.

The Public Call was issued for funding businesses of young people between the ages of 18 and 35, who are actively looking for a job and are registered with the Trebinje Office of the Republika Srpska Employment Bureau. The Call offered grants ranging from 8,000 to 12,000 BAM, and from 3,000 to 6,000 BAM for grantees registering as a commercial farm.

The City of Trebinje and the Institute for Youth Development KULT signed a Cooperation Agreement last year, forming the Entrepreneurial Fund for Youth worth 50,000 BAM, with each party providing 50% of the funds.

The Entrepreneurial Fund for Youth uses joint funds of the local self-government units and the Institute for Youth Development KULT, with the support of the Kingdom of Sweden, to support the development of entrepreneurship and employment of young people from 8 municipalities and cities. The total amount of funds in the Entrepreneurial Fund for Youth is 400,000 BAM, which will be used to support 50-100 youth-owned businesses. So far, the Fund has supported businesses in the Municipality Stari Grad Sarajevo, Municipality Jajce, Municipality Novi Travnik, Municipality Centar Sarajevo, Municipality Modriča, City of Cazin and City of Trebinje.

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The Entrepreneurial Fund for Youth awarded funds for launching businesses owned by four young people in the Municipality Centar Sarajevo. Grant agreements were signed, amounting to a total of 48,500 BAM and this type of support is expected to contribute to developing sustainable businesses and creating jobs for youth. The contracts were signed by the Mayor Nedžad Ajnadžić, on behalf of the Municipality, and Director of the Institute for Youth Development KULT, Jasmin Bešić, on behalf of the Institute.

The Director of the Institute pointed out that the Centar Municipality is one of eight local self-government units included in this initiative, and that the Institute has a special methodology for cooperating with youth who are awarded funds for launching their businesses - so signing contracts is only the beginning, and financial support isn’t the only thing they’re getting. This initiative provides young entrepreneurs with access to practical advice, support and help with promoting their business. The process of justifying funds will teach them a lot about preparing reports and justifying expenditures. The Institute and the relevant municipal services are available to answer any questions the young entrepreneurs may have.

“We’re glad to see young people applying with old crafts, and providing a modern version of their parent’s businesses, by staying in step with world trends, showing that our country isn’t lagging behind others when it comes to design, event management and 3D printing. We believe that we will have more good projects with the Municipality in the future”, said Bešić.

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The Mayor of Centar Municipality wished the participants a lot of luck in launching their businesses and making their dreams come true. He noted that the Centar Municipality as a local community is not competent for employment issues, but is looking for partners in coming up with a model to help youth find jobs.

“Thanks to the budget of Centar Municipality, we are able to allocate some funds for this purpose, and we have thus far invested a substantial amount in young people’s start-ups”, said Ajnadžić.

Contracts were signed by Nihad Čaušević, who has an MA in product design, for a furniture designing project, focused on designing and creating prototypes of furniture; Adi Hadžić, who will open a pastry shop and continue his family tradition; Elma Imamović, who will open a promotional marketing agency, and Alen Komarica, who will start a business focused on architecture, 3D printing and virtual reality. 

The Entrepreneurial Fund for Youth uses joint funds of the local self-government units and the Institute for Youth Development KULT, with the support of the Kingdom of Sweden, to support the development of entrepreneurship and employment of young people from 8 municipalities and cities. The total amount of funds in the Entrepreneurial Fund for Youth is 400,000 BAM, which will be used to support 50-100 youth-owned businesses. So far, the Fund has supported businesses in the Municipality Stari Grad Sarajevo, Municipality Jajce, Municipality Novi Travnik, Municipality Centar Sarajevo, Municipality Modriča, City of Cazin and City of Trebinje.

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In the wake of the recently launched online campaign #necudaidem, which had thousands of citizens of BiH and the region posting statuses with the number of people in their social circle who left BiH, 3D drawings with the same hashtag appeared in three BiH cities: Sarajevo, Mostar and Banja Luka.

The drawings depict young people leaving the country in droves, while government representatives stand idly by, as mere observers of this devastating phenomenon.

This campaign was launched by the Institute for Youth Development KULT, in an attempt to draw the government’s attention to the challenges youth face every day, the mass emigration of youth, and also to offer ways to change this current situation.

Youth leaving the country has been a burning issue in BiH for the past few years. According to the Survey on the Position and Needs of Youth, published in 2013 by the Institute for Youth Development KULT, around 150,000 young people left the country between the end of the war and 2013, and according to an online survey conducted in 2017, the lack of a promising future is the main reason youth decide to leave.

The concept of the campaign is based on socially beneficial action that allows for the cooperation among the NGO sector, corporations, businesses, media and all other stakeholders who want to contribute to creating a better climate for youth in BiH.

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Implementing the campaign in this way is intended to show the strength of joining forces and overcoming numerous problems with the will and drive to actively participate in social processes.

The ultimate goal is to encourage the competent authorities to take concrete measures to address the fact that youth are leaving this country.

During this campaign, a series of activities will be conducted in an attempt to offer solutions to the many problems faced by youth.

Partners in this campaign are: History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Creative Agency Purple Key, Street Arts Festival Mostar, University Džemal Bijedić in Mostar, Citizens’ Association "Agency for Development and Cooperation CEREBRA Banja Luka“, N1 TV station, Klix.ba, RSG Radio, Radio Antena Sarajevo, Radio MIX and Oslobođenje. 

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You should take the chaos in BiH in your own hands, and make it work for you, said the famous BiH rapper Adnan Hamidović Frenkie to young people from BiH, participants of the Institute’s training “Learn, Think and Act!” (UMiD)

Frankie’s conversation the 14th generation of UMiD participants was part of the now traditional “Coffee Time With…” program, that the Institute introduced to connect youth with prominent public figures. Frenkie talked to youth about the challenges he faced in life, how he overcame obstacles, his education and the beginning of his music career, and about youth leaving - a problem that BiH has been facing for the last few years.

I also had people close to me leave. My family and I were one step away from deciding to leave the country, but we stayed because staying and fighting to improve the current situation is worth the effort - said Frenkie during his conversation with youth.

He talked about a positive rebellion of young people, and how to act in your local community.

For more than 10 years, the Institute has been conducting a certified training for youth leaders called “Learn, Think and Act!” which allows the participants to build their self-esteem, explore their abilities and potential, develop a sense of social responsibility, and learn the skills they need to manage a business.

Conversations with inspiring public figures from different fields are a way to encourage youth to become better leaders and make change happen in the society.

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The Institute for Youth Development KULT and the Municipality Jajce, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in BiH, supported the launch of six youth-owned businesses in Jajce, with a total of 50,000 BAM.

The funds from the Entrepreneurial Fund will be used to launch an interior a design shop, concrete construction production, computer and mobile phone repair shop, a service offering different types of massages, briquette manufacturing company and a bakery.

The entrepreneurs took this brave step because they want to stay in BiH, work in their profession, do what they love, support their families and help their city and country progress by using what they learned - this is the message these young entrepreneurs sent.

“We want you to stay here, and we intend to help you make your dreams come true in your home town. The goal of our cooperation with the Institute For Youth Development KULT is improving the business climate for young entrepreneurs. I would therefore like to thank the young people from KULT for these activities on behalf of the Municipality, and for recognising our support to youth, especially when it comes to the business sector”, said the Mayor of Jajce Municipality, Edin Hozan.

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The goal of the Entrepreneurial Fund is provide youth with every type of support they need, to ensure that their businesses are sustainable and able to generate jobs for other young people.

The Entrepreneurial Fund for Youth uses joint funds of the local self-government units and the Institute for Youth Development KULT, with the support of the Kingdom of Sweden, to support the development of entrepreneurship and employment of young people from 8 municipalities and cities, and the municipality of Jajce is one of the communities that decided to take part in the project.

The total amount of funds in the Entrepreneurial Fund for Youth is 400,000 BAM, which will be used to support 50-100 youth-owned businesses. So far, the Fund has supported businesses in the Municipality Stari Grad Sarajevo, Municipality Jajce, Municipality Novi Travnik, Municipality Centar Sarajevo, Municipality Modriča, City of Cazin and City of Trebinje.

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