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The Institute for Youth Development KULT hosted members of OSCE’s Youth Advisory Group (YAP) in Albania. YAP in Albania was modeled after the YAP of the OSCE Mission in BiH, and their members visited our country to learn more about youth work.

They talked to representatives of the Institute about youth work, the position of youth in BiH and numerous initiatives that the Institute implemented and is implementing in order to create a better environment for youth.

The participants of the meeting also talked about future cooperation of the YAP in Albania with the Institute for Youth Development KULT, in order to improve the quality of life for youth in Albania.

During their stay in BiH, representatives of the YAP from Albania will meet the representatives of the OSCE Mission in BiH.

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How can youth unemployment be solved, why are they leaving the country, and how can it be stopped? These are the questions that students from the US university Princeton asked the Institute for Youth Development KULT’s employees.

They were also interested in the education system in our county, the Youth Law and its implementation, and strategic documents that can offer solutions for the many challenges that youth are facing.

“Youth emigration, education, and lack of jobs are interconnected topics, that must be addressed in conjunction with each other, if we want to achieve results” – said Ajka Rovčanin, from the Institute for Youth Development KULT.

One of the topics were two schools under one roof, and there was also word of many other inadequacies of the education system, such as the lack of practical classes.

During their stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Princeton students talked to youth and representatives of other relevant institution. They are visiting our country to conduct research on the position of the population of BiH, especially youth.

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What are the key tasks of the future government? This question was the focus of a discussion on the need to continue socio-economic reforms, organized by the Office of the EU Special Representative in BiH in cooperation with the Faculty of Economy in Sarajevo.

Ambassador Wigemark pointed out that the goal is to start a public discussion with students, the civil society and the business sector about the sorely needed reforms in the BiH EU accession process.

These debates are intended to allow members of academia and the business sector an opportunity to talk about the priorities for the future government and concrete measures for working on those priorities. It is also an attempt to steer post-election debates towards topics that are essential to most BiH citizens, and to provide the International Community with guidelines for their future efforts.

One of the panelists, Gregor Jurišić, student with the highest GPA during BA studies at the Faculty of Economy in Sarajevo said that this was the right time for youth to decide if they want to be just another number in bleak statistics, or if they’d rather be part of the new chapter for BiH. Jurišić says that although we often say that youth are leaving for better employment, he thinks that they are actually leaving for education, and an opportunity to live up to their full potential – which is something BiH is denying them.

The event was attended by representatives of the Institute for Youth Development KULT.

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