Representatives of the Institute for Youth Development KULT signed a cooperation agreement with the Youth Council of FBiH. Based on the signed agreement, the Youth Council of FBiH with the support of the Institute will advocate for a full implementation of the Youth Law and all other law and bylaw youth-related provisions. This agreement simultaneously indicates to conducting all the necessary activities in establishing the Youth Council of FBiH.
As Katarina Vu?kovi? from the Institute for Youth Development KULT emphasized, signing of the agreement is just another step in promoting the Youth Strategy of FBiH and represents a concrete support to youth in FBiH. Hopefully the Youth Council will continue to work transparently and that they will be the â€śeyes and earsâ€ť of youth, i.e. that they will listen and communicate their requests to authorized institutions â€“ added Vu?kovi?.
The basic responsibility of the Youth Council of FBiH is to act on strengthening the youth inclusion in the social life of the community and their informedness, so, as the Youth Council of FBiH President Mate Lon?ar states, signing this type of agreement is an additional incentive for an even better work of the Council and conducting additional activities for the purpose of improving the position of youth.
The Federal Youth Strategy is expected to soon be presented to the Government of FBiH for consideration and the Youth Council will be directly involved in the Strategy implementation processes for the purpose of contributing towards adopting and implementing the Youth Policy and the Action Program that correspond best to the requirements and issues of youth.
Establishing the Federal Youth Council, as the representative body of all youth, is stipulated in the Youth Law of FBiH that was adopted in 2010 on the initiative of the Institute for Youth Development KULT.
The Youth Council of FBiH was founded in December 2015 and is comprised of 6 cantonal youth councils.