Despite having a national youth law, youth policy and a developed system of working with youth, the ten-member group of representatives from governmental and non-governmental sector from Moldova decided to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina and take positive impressions back to their country. Institute KULT hosted the interested guests for 7 days and enabled them to acquire more information about entity youth laws, work of youth centres in urban and rural environments, financing youth associations and about many other subjects. The hosts also, along with Sarajevo Canton youth officers, had the opportunity to learn about the process of developing the Moldova youth sector.
The Moldovan group were particularly interested in the KULT’s criteria model for financing projects from public budgets, that has been implemented recently in a large number of communities in BiH, as well as for the patent Volonterski dnevnikÂ® (Volunteer Diary) that aids the volunteers to be acknowledged for their volunteering.
As a part of the project Strengthening Youth Development, Institute KULT will have the opportunity to introduce themselves in greater detail with youth sector development during their visit to Moldova that is planned in May of this year. We hope to find models that can be applied in Bosnia and Herzegovina, considering that we are a long way from an arranged youth sector.
The project was realised as a part of the East East : Partnership Beyond Borders Programme (EE:PBBP) financed by the Open Society Fund of Bosnia and Herzegovina and by SOROS Foundation of Moldova.