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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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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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The Entrepreneurial Fund for Youth awarded funds for launching businesses owned by four young people. Grant agreements were signed, and this type of support is expected to contribute to developing sustainable businesses and creating jobs for youth.

For Nedim Sabljaković, a young IT professional, these funds are the first step forward after working for years for foreign companies.

“My idea is opening a studio for developing video games, and after years of working for eminent foreign companies, I decided that our city should have something like this too”, said Nedim. 

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 City of Cazin is one of the communities that decided to take part in the project.

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“These are very important projects because they’re intended to encourage youth and steer them towards us, help them network and start their business. Their business ideas are a promising step in the right direction, and the City’s support is guaranteed, both for helping youth develop their busiensses, and participating in similar projects in the future.” - said Nermin Ogrešević, Mayor of Cazin.

The Entrepreneurial Fund for Youth has a total of 400,000 BAM, and will 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 funds from the Entrepreneurial Fund for Youth, provided by the Municipality of Novi Travnik and the Institute for Youth Development KULT, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in BiH, were used to support the launch of 4 businesses of young people in this municipality.

The contracts, worth a total of 35,000 BAM, which will allow youth to start their business, were signed on April 19, 2019. The funds were awarded to young people starting craft businesses including making laminate furniture, baking pastries, welding and starting a farm.

The Municipality stated that this is one of the measures they are implementing to improve the business climate for young entrepreneurs. 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.

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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 City of Cazin 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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The 22 participants of the training Learn, Think and Act for Young Political Leaders learned about advocacy, youth laws in BiH, crafting political messages and political communication on social networks. This is the is second generation of participants, who come from 12 BiH political parties.

The second part of the training was held in Sarajevo, from April 3 to April 7, 2019, and the participants, in addition to interactive lectures by professionals in this fields, had an opportunity to talk to Anders Hagelberg, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden in BiH, Bakir Izetbegović, Chairman of the House of People of the BiH Parliamentary Assembly and Edis Kavgić, Deputy Chairman of the Municipal Assembly of Srebrenik.

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During the module, the participants also visited the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH and and the Directorate for European Integration of BiH.

The goal of the training Learn, Think and Act for Young Political Leaders is to empower young members of various political parties registered in BiH, ages 18-30, to build the political career they want and to work on improving the position of young people in BiH.

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