Public Call 19.02.0-N2.1-7

Training for Young Fighters for Human Rights and Peacebuilders

Learn, Think and Act! Generation 16

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Over the past 18 years, the Institute for Youth Development KULT has been conducting programs, projects and initiatives contributing to building a functional society in BiH, where young people can live up to their full potential. To do so, the Institute closely cooperates with all levels of government in BiH, and other civil society organizations, but the most important link are young people - the Institute’s driving force.


We want to work with youth from different local communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and give you an opportunity to be a part of Generation 16 of Learn, Think and Act! (UMiD) training for young leaders. We want to show you a different point of view, motivate you to bring change to your local community and make it into what you and your peers need it to be. We want you to complete the training and send a clear message #necudaidem (eng. I don’t want to leave) the country because #zelimgRaditi (eng. I want to work/build).


UMiD is a one-year training, an incubator for young leaders active in the democratic society. UMiD is a training that prepares you to become an active leader in your local community and take part in solving youth problems, while at the same time preparing for your own career, learn new skills, meet new young people like yourself, socialize and grow.

UMiD consists of 12 modules spread out throughout the year, including summer school. Each module takes three days. The modules will follow the schedule below:

Module I

23–25/ 1/ 2020

Module II

13–15/ 2/ 2020

Module III

19–21/ 3/ 2020

Module IV

16–18/ 4/2020

Module V

14–16/ 5/ 2020

Modules VI, VII and VIII - Summer School

9–15/ 7/ 2020

Module IX

1 -12/ 9/ 2020

Module X

15–17/ 10/ 2020

Module XI

12–14/ 11/ 2020

Module XII

3-5/ 12/ 2020

During these modules you will Learn about team work and leadership. Human rights and peacebuilding will become your thing, and the training will make you Think about civil activism as a tool for making change happen. After designing a concrete and practical activity, you will be able to Act in your local community and improve the position of young people. The Institute will be there to provide you with mentorship and financial support. You will learn how to lobby and work with the media, first during the modules, and then by using what you learned while making your idea into reality. You can be sure that you’ll get new opportunities, become more competitive on the labor market and make new friends. You’re in for a year of fun, positive experiences, friendly atmosphere, great young people and lots of new things to learn and experience, so keep reading.

To see what other young UMiD participants think of the training, take a look at this  video.


You will if you apply. If you don’t apply, then you will never know! There are some conditions you need to meet. This isn’t just about you anymore, it’s about two of you. This is a job for teams, so we want two participants from each local community, and we want you to apply as a team that meets the following criteria:

  • The team consists of one male and one female member.
  • You are both between 18 and 30 years old on the day the first modules starts.
  • You are a BiH resident.
  • You want to contribute to building a better life for children and youth in your local community.
  • You want to learn more about human rights and peacebuilding.


Believe it or not, it’s practically free. The Institute for Youth Development KULT will cover expenses for the transportation, accommodation, food and materials you will be using during workshops, and additional activities too. The cost for you is investing your free time in a worthwhile pursuit, taking advantage of this opportunity and getting a major return on your investment after a year.


If you meet all the conditions, then it’s very simple. Just follow the steps below and you will soon be a part of the big UMiD family, through Generation 16.

  1. Using audio, video or text, share your opinion about one of the principles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
    1. Right to life, liberty and personal security
    2. Right to freedom of movement
    3. Right to peaceful assembly and association
    4. Right to education
    5. Right to employment
    6. Right to participate in cultural activities
    7. Freedom of opinion and expression
    8. Freedom of religion

(NOTE: you have to do this task as a team. If you’re making an audio or video recording, we want to hear/see both of you, and the recording should be under three minutes. If you go for writing instead, it shouldn’t be longer than one page (Times New Roman 11).

  1. Apply together, using the electronic form you can find here: which should also contain your work on the topic of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  2. Use the form to tell us what you would like to do for young people in your local community with 1000.00 BAM.

Selected participants will sign contracts on attending the training with the Institute, and those who successfully complete all modules and pass the final test will be awarded certificates.

If you need more information call us at 033 778 763 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We’re receiving applications until December 27, 2019, 4 p.m.


The first generation of participants in the training course Learn, Think and Act! for Adults received their certificates, during a certificate award ceremony held in Sarajevo.

16 participants from BiH, who work in formal education, directly with children and youth, developed the competencies they need for teaching.

The participants had an opportunity to take part in the “Coffee Time With…” programme, where they talked and shared experiences with the president of the association “Buy and Use Domestic Products”, Admir Kapo, and the best professor, according to his students, Vedran Zubić who talked to the participants on ways to reach out students and support their development.

This training program is an effort to support high school teachers in developing competencies they need to successfully plan and implement the learning and teaching process based on the principles of experiential learning, while using more efficient and relevant teaching methods and strategies that help foster a stimulating environment where students will feel supported and motivated, and embrace lifelong learning.

This training program is intended primarily for teaching staff in high schools, but also for high school administrators, expert associates and advisors at institutes of pedagogy who can support the professional development of teaching staff.

The program uses all stages of experiential learning: simulated teaching and direct experience in working with students, reflection sessions, connecting with other situations and understanding key concepts that will allow them to use their knowledge in various situations while teaching, and in different subject areas. This program is designed to respond to the needs of teachers and other high school staff by building on their knowledge and experiences, encouraging professional dialogue, an exchange of ideas and good practices, as well as challenges in their daily work.

UMID 14Public Call for Learn, Think and Act! Generation 14!

Ref. number 17.01.0-N2.1-1515

WHO? The Institute for Youth Development KULT is implementing a 1-year training program for young leaders UMID (Learn, Think and Act!), Generation 14. 

WHAT? UMiD allows you to become an active leader in your local community and help solve youth issues, but it will also help you prepare for building a career, you will meet new friends, learn new skills, socialize and grow as a person. 

HOW? The training will consist of seven 2-day workshops and a sumer school that will teach you a lot about these topics:

  • How can you become an active citizen and encourage your peers to get invoved in solving problems in your community?
  • How does assigning roles in a team help you become a better leader?
  • How can you convince decision-makers and other participants in yout local community to provide concrete support to youth?
  • Does your gender affect the importance of your work in the community?
  • How can you learn about yourself and grow as a person?
  • How should you navigate the business world?

Training modules:

- Team work and leadership

- Civil activism and volunteering

- Youth policy

- Writing and implementing projects

- Public advocacy and lobbying

- Public relations

- Self-empowerment

- Human rights

- Conflict resolution

- Jobseeking

During the training, you will have the opportunity to work with other young people to solve an existing problem or meet a need in the local community, and the Institute will provide yout with advice and financial support. 

You will sign a training agreement, and all successful participants will receive a certificate. The Institute will keep track of your activist and professional development, and support you after the training as well.  

WHEN? Workshops will be held once a month, starting at the end of January 2019, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. During the summer there will be a summer school. Modules will be held on the last Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the month. The Institute reserves the right to change the dates and times, and the participants will be notified of any changes in due time. 

WHERE? Our trainings will be held at the Educational-Leisure Center for Youth SPAJALICA in Ilidža.

EXPENSES? Don't worry about expenses. The Institute will pay for travel, meals and accommodation expenses. 

APPLY! If you're between 18 and 30 years old, live in BiH and you're interested in being a part of the 14th UMiD generation, write a text on something you want to change in your community and how you would do it. The text should not be longer than one A4 page of Verdana 10. If you prefer to express yourself in a video or other type of media, feel free to do so. The video should not exceed 3 minutes. Apply for the training by completing the online form available at:, and attach your work. If you want to know what others have to say about their UMiD experience, take a look at this VIDEO.

You can ask for more information by phone (033 778 765) or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can apply by December 3, 2018, 11:59 PM. 

 Learn, Think and Act! UMiD 14 is waiting for you!

UMiD IX modul 1

Conflict resolution was the topic of the ninth module of the UMID – Learn, Think and Act! training for Generation 13, attended by 25 participants from all across BiH.

The module was held at the Educational-Leisure Center for Youth SPAJALICA in Ilidža, on September 21-23, 2018 and focused on how conflict arises, how it can be resolved and how it affects youth.

“Although I’ve been to similar trainings before, I have to admit that the approach to this topic was extremely interesting and different. The exercises were interesting, and they can be easily applied to other workshops and trainings on different topics. All in all, a very interesting module that certainly makes you think about ways to resolve conflict.” – said Nihad Ferhatović, training participant.

The goal of the module was to encourage youth to think and act, and teach them how to resolve conflict.

UMiD IX modul 2

“This module taught me that no matter what kind of conflict we’re dealing with, it can be solved diplomatically and without force. Also, no conflict is strong enough to separate a functional team. This module empowered me and encouraged me to express my opinions without fear of being judged. Since the society we live in is constantly generating conflicts, I can now safely say that I’m ready to take them on, no matter how big they are.” – Samira Aličić, training participant.

The UMiD – Learn, Think and Act! training is a one-year training program for youth leaders and active participation in the local community and the world of business.

This training is an officially recognized type of non-formal education that allows youth to acquire various competencies that will improve their competitiveness on the labour market. It combines seminars, practical exercises and volunteer work and it is aimed at youth under 30.

The training, among other things, offers the participants a chance to improve their confidence, discover their abilities and potential, develop there sense of responsibility in the society, and learn about business management skills.

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