The first Training Module designed for Youth Leaders UMiD Generation 9, which centred upon civic activism and volunteering, was held from 1 until 3 June 2012, at the Educational-Leisure Centre for Youth SPAJALICA in IlidĹľa. Young people from 10 local communities from across Bosnia and Herzegovina attended the first Training Module: Trebinje, Mostar, Banja Luka, Zenica, Tuzla, Livno, GradiĹˇka, Lukavac, IlidĹľa and Novo Sarajevo.
On the first day, the participants were introduced to the project Recognition of UMiD as a training course for active youth participation. The participants also signed the Participant Attendance Agreement, thus were made familiar with the Volunteer Diary. During informal gatherings, these young people had a chance to socialise and get to know each other. Throughout the second day, the participants learned more about the concept of volunteering and the reasons for undertaking voluntary work, history of voluntary work development in BiH and Europe, position of youth in the society and how they can affect changes taking place in their surroundings.
The third day revolved around youth activism as part of which the participants demonstrated their communicative skills. Interviewing the citizens on the streets, collecting garbage, taking photos in order to draw attention to the problems in the community and providing the corresponding possible solutions, were the tasks the participants had to accomplish on a sunny Sunday. Upon expressing their views, opinions and creativity, the future Youth Leaders have demonstrated their commitment and readiness to initiate changes in the society!