Around 5,000 Persons Applied for Public Call for First Employment and Self-Employment Subventions

The Public Call was published on February 18, 2016, and according to the latest information, 3,300 persons applied so far for their first employment while 1,500 applications were submitted for self-employment. 

The applications are still ongoing and are performed by submitting a request at the web-portal of the Federal Employment Institute at the following link

The Institute for Youth Development KULT, as a part of the “BH Business Site” initiative, vehemently supports the initiative of the Government of FBiH for subventions for employing youth without working experience and self-employment, as well as all similar initiatives that aim to increase the number of employed youth and, finally, to improve the position of youth in our country.

As a part of the initiative, a video Taxes was made which aims to present the extent of the burden the emplyoers have to bear due to paying contributions.

The Public Call for Requests for First Employment and Self-Employment Subventions was published in accordance with the Provision on Employment Incentives that the FBiH Government enacted in the end of 2015. This Provision is one of the measures of the Action Plan for realization of the reformation agenda of the Federation of BiH. In this manner the FBiH Government is trying to incite employment with economic entities, along with entrepreneurial activity in mostly youth, and contribute to resolving the problem of unemployment, the gravity of which reflects in the number of over half a million unemployed in our country.

The measure projects employment of around 7 to 8 thousand persons by employing youth without or with one year of working experience and inciting self-employment of youth. It is a total amount of 50 million BAM for subventions, i.e. the highest amount allocated so far for employment and self-employment incentives.

What differentiates this measure in comparison to public calls of employment incentives of the Federal Employment Institute from the previous years is that the fund users are employers from areas of production activities, and not from activities in the areas of trade, catering and tourism or the gambling industry, nor public firms and institutions. 

The Institute for Youth Development KULT supports this measure as a good first step towards creating and realizing long-term youth employment measures. In the future, the Institute will advocate the enactment of the Law on Emplyoment Incentives in FBiH on a similar principle, and all based on the Law that the neighboring Croatia enacted in 2012. 

Note: After applying electronically, the printed form of the request with the additional documentation stated in the form of the request is to be delivered to the authorized cantonal employment service personally or via mail. The Call will remain open until the funds are spent.


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