Representatives of the Institute for Youth Development KULT held a meeting with a representative of the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH, Education, Science, Culture and Sports Advisor Sanja Vlaisavljević and a representative of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of FBiH Ana Tolo.
The meeting was an opportunity for the Institute to present our work and discuss opportunities for cooperation with the Ministry of Civil Affairs on issues that concern young people.
The Institute presented our efforts on creating and implementing legislation regulating youth issues, our partnerships with other CSO and the support we offer, with a special emphasis on our cooperation with the Youth Council of Brčko District of BiH, Youth Council of Republika Srpska and Youth Council of FBiH. The Institute also presented our programs supporting young entrepreneurs and innovators in cooperation with local self-government units in BiH, trainings and grant opportunities for young people.
The Institute particularly focused on our cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Sports of FBiH through the Basic training for Youth Officers which the Institute and the Ministry have been implementing together since 2012, in accordance with the Procedures for training and certification of Youth Officers.
Vlaisavljević noted that the Ministry’s priorities include cooperating with umbrella youth bodies and ministries competent for youth issues and establishing a functional Commission for the Coordination of Youth Issues in BiH.
Given our two decades of involvement in youth policy development and implementation, these priorities set by the Ministry encourage us to keep working, receiving feedback and sharing information on youth work and youth policies, and we look forward to having more opportunities to cooperate with the Ministry.