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Communicating with youth, public relations and social networks were only a few of the topics in the communication-focused module of the Training for expert associates on youth work.

Through theory and practice, the participants learned different techniques for engaging in quality communication with youth.

“It was important for me to re-examine my communication with youth, and I decided I need to work on communicating with youth more efficiently, and pay more attention to certain youth groups I work with. This module will help me improve my communication on behalf of the organisation, but also within the organisation.” – Nedim, Sarajevo.

Adapting communication channels to youth was the most interesting topic for the participants, because using new technologies and keeping up with trends is one of the major challenges in youth work.

During the five days that they were learning about communication skills, they had the opportunity to talk to Boriša Falatar, presidential candidate, during "Coffee Time With… candidates for BiH Presidency", held by the Institute for Youth Development KULT.

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By doing so, the Institute is enabling meaningful encounters of young people public figures, politicians, and other inspiring and successful people from BiH with groups of young people, so they can talk about their experiences, ideas and public issues relevant to youth.

“This module helped me understand the importance of communication and public relations in youth work. The topics in this module are very relevant to me as a future youth worker.”- Alem, Travnik.

Expert associates youth work (more commonly known as youth workers) are persons employed at youth centres, youth clubs, youth organisations, organisations working with youth or public institutions supporting the development of young people. Expert associates support the professional, personal and educational development of youth. By working with youth on different ideas and initiatives, expert associates are working on the development of their communities.

The training is implemented by the Institute for Youth Development KULT with the support of the Olof Palme International Centre from Sweden.

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The value of youth work was one of the topics of the four-day module of the Training for Youth Work Associates, held in Sarajevo from May 30 to June 2, 2018.

Activism and volunteering were also discussed during the first module for this training, which is attended by 23 young people from across Bosnia and Herzegovina.

During the first module of the training, we held “Coffee Time With… youth activist Merjem Muhadžić” who is currently working on refurbishing a youth space in Sanski Most and forming a Youth Council in Jajce. She talked to the participants about what motivates her to be an activist and work with youth in local communities.

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Participants are young people who already work with youth through their professional and volunteer activities in organizations and institutions in BiH. In a series of sessions, participants defined youth, discussed mechanisms for developing local youth policies, youth-related legislation in BiH and types and models of youth work.

Youth work associates (more commonly known as youth workers) are persons employed in youth centers, youth clubs, youth organizations, organizations working with youth or public institutions supporting the development of young people. Youth work associated support the professional, personal and educational development of young people. By working with youth on different ideas and initiatives, youth work associates are working on developing their communities.

The training is implemented by the Institute for Youth Development KULT with the support of the Olof Palme Center from Sweden.

KATARINA POZIV Fb FinalThe Selection Committee evaluated the applications to the Public Call for Expert Youth Associate Training and selected the participants of the training that will be held from May to October 2018. 26 participants were selected out of more than 70 applications.

Eligible persons included everyone resident to BiH, with a high school diploma, who work with youth in youth centres, youth clubs, youth organizations, organizations working with youth, NGOs, counseling centres and institutions implementing projects intended for youth.

The training is structured into 4 modules, practical work and testing. The topics are: youth work, communicating with youth, social competencies and organizational skills in youth work. The training will feature interactive work, non-formal education methods, experiential learning and sharing experiences. It will also offer the participants a chance to socialize and share their professional and life experiences.

List of selected participants:

  1. Vijeće mladih Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine, Jasmina Banjalučkić
  2. NARKO NE - Udruženje za prevenciju ovisnosti, Azra Zahirović
  3. Udruženje za pomoć, razvoj i edukaciju Bosana, Amar Toplić
  4. Udruženje građana C.E.Z.A.R., Tanja Šnjegota
  5. U.G. Centar za obrazovanje i druženje - Jajce (COD), Mirnes Hadžić
  6. Savjet Mladih Rudo, Danijela Novaković
  7. Vijeće mladih Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine, Nedim Alibegović
  8. Udruženje građana Grafx, Alem Hamzić
  9. U.G. Ubuntu, Ivan Petrović
  10. Centar za edukaciju i istraživanje Nahla, Amina Šljivo Bećić
  11. KJU Porodično savjetovalište, Dženana Pindžo-Mekić
  12. Omladinski centar Zdravo da ste, Branislav Ristić
  13. Udruženje Centar za razvoj omladinskog aktivizma CROA, Avdagić Nermina
  14. Udruženje mladih Una, Katica Smiljanić
  15. IPAK-Mladost gradi budućnost, Jelena Duvnjak
  16. Vijece mladih Opštine Centar Sarajevo, Dženis Ajanović
  17. Međunarodni Forum Solidarnosti – EMMAUS, Dženan Babić
  18. Udruženje građana za obrazovanje Roma OTAHARIN, Ivana Krunić
  19. Udruženje Mladi Volonteri, Adnan Mević
  20. Humanitarno karitativna organizacija Kruh svetog Ante, Ivana Radić
  21. Društvo Crvenog krsta/križa Bosne i Hercegovine, Ivana Grujić
  22. Fondacija Schuler Helfen Leben, Adna Sokolović
  23. Udruženje za pomoć djeci sa posebnim potrebama Doboj, Daliborka Kotorić
  24. Udruga za razvoj okoliš i kulturu Eko ZH Široki brijeg, Lucija Kvesić
  25. Udruženje žena Romkinja, Saćmir Seferović
  26. Obrazovno razonidni centar za mlade Spajalica Dario Krešić

 

 

After completing their training and sitting the final test, the participants of the training for Expert Associates for Youth Work were awarded certificates and certificates of participation. Thirteen participants from twelve local communities in BiH became certified Expert Associates for Youth Work. 


This is the third generation of Expert Associates for Youth Work. All participants took a final test, and the best among them received certificates. 


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Expert Associates for Youth Work or, as they are more frequently called, Youth Officers, are persons offering structured and well-planned support to youth in the process of development and becoming independent. This support is intended to improve their social and personal development and help them become active members of the community. At the initiative of the Institute for Youth Development KULT, the Expert Associate for Youth Work was included in the job position classification of the Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


During the training, the participants learned and shared their experiences with organizational skills, social competences for youth work, public advocacy skills, types and models of youth work in BiH and beyond, involving youth in decision-making processes and legislation concerning youth work and volunteering.


One of the participants, Miloš Blagojevi? from Banja Luka was visibly thrilled with the training, saying that he took it very seriously and is planning to use everything he learned in his work with youth in his community and as the Secretary of the Republika Srpska Youth Council. He says non-formal education encourages him to be a better leader for youth, and motivates him as a parent.


This is the third generation of Expert Associates for Youth Work that the Institute has worked with in order to increase the number of high-quality and active youth work professionals in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our goal is to support people working directly with youth in youth organizations and organizations dealing with youth issues, as well as other organisations and institutions in order to improve the position of youth in all parts of BiH. 


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The public call for the Expert Youth Work Associates training is open until 20 March, 2018, by 5 pm.


Expert Youth Work Associates (more commonly known as youth workers) are persons employed in youth centers, youth clubs, youth organizations, organizations working with youth or public institutions supporting the development of young people. Expert youth work associates support the professional, personal and educational development of a young person. By working with youth on different ideas and initiatives, youth workers are working on the develoment of their communities. 


More information is available HERE


Applications are filled out online: http://mladi.org/myURL/160201


Frequently asked questions:


Is delegating two persons per organization crucial for applying for the training? 


The evaluation commission of the Institute for Youth Development KULT will evaluate applications individually, regardless of whether two or more applicants come from the same organizations. It's recommended that every applicant have a partner for the practical part of the training, but it is not crucial. 


I'm a senior in high school and by the time the first module starts I will have graduated high school. Can I apply?


The training is open to all BiH residents with a high school diploma, minumum, who work with youth in youth centers, youth clubs, youth organizations, NGOs, councelling centers and institutions implementing youth projects. 


You must have graduated high school at the time of applying. Still, if you think you will have your diploma by the time the training starts, please write so in the Notes section, and the commission will evaluate yourh application at their discretion. 


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Can unemployed persons apply?


Applicants don't have to be employed, you can be a volunteer at an organization or an institution. 


We're starting our own youth organization, but we are not yet officially registered, our request is still being processed. Can we apply?


Of course, just make sure to make a note of your organization's status in the application. 


Will the ideas for initiatives required in the application require funding?  


At this stage, the initiatives described in the application don't have to have any type of support. What's important is the candidate's willingness to work, a good idea and solutions for youth. As noted in the application, this question is not taken into consideration during the selection process, and is purely informative. 


Where will the training be held?


The training will be held in Sarajevo.


What does 'organization's/institution's support' entail?


During the training you will be given practical work that you will have to do with youth, so it's important that an organization/institution supports you in doing that. 


 

The BiH society needs more communication between youth and government representatives. This is one of the conclusions from “Coffee time with… the Vice President of FBiH, Milan Dunovi?”, organised by the Institute for Youth Development KULT, as one part of the Training for Youth Officers.


During “Coffee time with…” the participants discussed the position of youth in BiH, education, lack of communication with youth, and brain drain caused by youth leaving the country.


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Youth from different parts of BiH share the same opinions, and cite unemployment, inadequate education system, corruption and legal insecurity as reasons for leaving. This needs to be addressed.” – said the Vice President of the Federation of BiH Milan Dunovi?.


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The participants discussed the Youth Strategy in BiH, and agreed that it must be adopted as soon as possible, because a strategy is the basis for developing policies to keep youth in the country, and to improve the quality of life. They talked about the problems faced by youth and they ways they are trying to change the current situation through their activism.


“Youth have something to say, and that’s why they’re being kept out of the media.” – says Milan Dunovi?, Vice President of the Federation of BiH.


Events in the “Coffee time with…” series are held with various public figures, with the intention to motivate participants to talk to different people who can tell them what doors they should knock on and how to fight for a better position for youth. 


 

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