Do We Need Socio-Economic Reforms?

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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