Formal and informal groups of youth in the City of Bihać now have a representative body. The Council of the City of Bihać was founded during the founding assembly held on 21 February, 2019. This is an umbrella youth organization of youth in the City of Bihać, and was founded in accordance with the Youth Law by three youth organizations: mountain biking club “Daj krug”, Student’s Union of the University of Bihać, and the Association of Law Students.
Enis Čelebić was elected President of the Youth Council, and Šejla Kulenović is the Vice President. President of the Assembly is Belmin Fajić, and President of the Supervisory Committee is Adnan Mektić.
The Youth Council of the City of Bihać will represent and advocate for the interests of formal and informal groups of youth in the City of Bihać, conduct joint youth projects, build dialogue with government institutions in order to improve the position of youth, and include youth in the process of making decisions relevant to youth in the City of Bihać.
The Youth Council’s goals are:
- improving the involvement of youth in the social life of their community,
- cooperation between Youth Council members and the local administration,
- promotion of youth work,
- popularising and raising awareness of the importance of youth work and approach to youth,
- improving the quality of life for youth in the City of Bihać,
- organising conferences, professional seminars, counselling sessions, lectures, itd,
- developing strategic documents and operational programs pertaining to youth work,
- organising public debates, developing analyses and proposals for improving the position of youth,
- cooperation of the Youth Council with other municipal youth councils, and youth councils at higher levels.
The initiative “Get involved, connect and improve your community!” implemented by the Democratic Youth Organisation Velika Kladuša provided advisory, technical and financial support to the founding organisations, including the organisation of today’s founding assembly. The initiative was also supported by the Institute for Youth Development KULT.