At the initiative of the Institute for Youth Development KULT a meeting called “Partnership for Youth” was held for representatives of organisations dealing with youth issues.

 Youth are a prominent topic in public discourse and political speeches, more so now than ever, but they have also never been scarcer in local communities. More and more youth are leaving BiH every day. What is offered to youth is not enough for an active, fulfiled and successful life, which is what prompted this meeting.

 Representatives of organisations that have been dealing with youth issues for years met in Sarajevo to discuss the amendments to the Law on Youth Organising in RS, adoption of the Youth Law of FBiH, Youth Law of Brčko District, laws on volunteering in all three administrative units in BiH, promotion of youth legislation, support to governments at all levels in implementing legislation, drafts of youth strategies and policies, adopted youth strategies, several analysis, introducing current issues such as security, mobility, fighting extremism, promoting youth work, activities of youth clubs and centers, and supporting umbrella youth organisations.

Partnership for Youth is a work meeting of leading organisation in the field of youth work and youth policies in BiH, and is intended to foster new ideas and a shared vision of the future of the sector, including the segments that require a united front and mobilisation of joint resources and initiatives to improve the position of youth in BiH.

This work meeting is only an introduction into upcoming intensive efforts to improve the position of youth.

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The conference “Developing Enterprises in BiH - Continuing and Accelerating Reforms” was held on April 4, 2019 at the EU Infor Center in Sarajevo. The intention was to contribute to ensuring that the new government in BiH continues the reforms that are in progress, and starts other reforms necessary for supporting the development of enterprises in BiH.

During the two panels, the participants discussed the current business climate reforms that have begun or are nearing completions, administrative and financial support for SMEs, priorities for reform from the perspective of employers and policies whose implementation may boost domestic and foreign investments. The participants also discussed ways of overcoming administrative obstacles for conducting business, tax reform and models for supporting enterprises intended to cut costs and facilitate running businesses. The conference was attended by representatives of the executive branch of government, public institutions, international and domestic NGOs. The conference, which was organised by the Centre for Policy and Governance, was also attended by a representative of the Institute for Youth Development KULT.


Representatives of institutions in the region dealing with EU integration visited the Educational-Leisure Center for Youth SPAJALICA and the Institute’s main office on March 28, 2019, to exchange experiences in initiatives concerning regional cooperation and examples of good practice when it comes to regional cooperation.

This international study visit was organised by the Directorate for European Integration of BiH, and the participants came from Serbia, Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia. The reason for the visit was strengthening regional cooperation and intercultural dialogue in the Western Balkans. 

The Institute presented current and past initiatives that included regional and international cooperation, and our own examples of good practice in regional and international cooperation, as well as current initiatives the Institute is working on in order to improve the position of youth in BiH, the region, and the world. 

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