Gračanica Starting Work on New Youth Strategy

The Institute for Youth Development KULT and the City of Gračanica signed a cooperation agreement detailing the process of developing a new youth strategy in this local community. The strategy will be based on a survey of the needs and problems of young people in Gračanica.

The agreement was signed by the Mayor of Gračanica Nusret Helić, and the Executive Director of the Institute Šeherzada Halimić.

“We have the pleasure of continuing our cooperation with the Institute for Youth Development KULT on another initiative intended to support young people. We’re particularly looking forward to learning what young people in Gračanica need, and we will use that insight to inform our next steps and future projects”, said the Mayor.

All local self-government units in FBiH are required to develop youth strategies pursuant to the Law on Youth of FBiH, which the Institute helped develop prior to its adoption in 2010.

“I’m glad that in these challenging times Gračanica decided to provide youth with strategic support and is unreservedly supporting efforts to prepare this crucial document. We’re particularly pleased to be working with a certified Youth Officer who successfully completed our training. Our guiding thought is making sure that all strategies we’re working on are realistic and actionable because these strategies are intended to meet the actual needs of young people”, said Ms. Halimić, Executive Director of the Institute.

At the end of last year, the Institute for Youth Development KULT issued a public call inviting all local self-government units in BiH to apply for co-funding the development of strategic documents for youth, which are required by law. the Institute will be supporting the development of youth strategies in other municipalities as well, and has already started preparing for the survey in the Gračanica Municipality.

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