Civil Society and Advocacy

civilno drustvo i zagovaranje

The Institute for Youth Development KULT, as a part of the regional project WeB4YES – Western Balkan Civil Society Organisations for Youth Employment, conducted a two-day basic training on advocacy on March 25 and 26, 2019, at the Hotel Hills in Ilidža.

The training program was intended exclusively for civil society organizations dedicated to youth work, and experiences in youth entrepreneurship or employment, organizations active in the most remote and underdeveloped areas in BiH, and CSOs motivated and resolved to get involved in the process of creating public policies and building hteir capacities.

In accordance with the call and the criteria, participants were selected from 13 different CSOs active in the entire BiH, from the following local communities: Banja Luka, Bihać, Gornji Vakuf – Uskoplje, Sarajevo, Sokolac, Srebrenica, Travnik, Tuzla and Živinice.

The basic training on advocacy emphasized the need for active involvement of CSOs in the process of developing, implementing and changing public policies on youth employment. The second part was dedicated to the basics of advocacy, and included theory, practical examples, tasks and simulations, which required interaction by the participants.

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