Youth organizations and organizations working with youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina presented the needs of the youth sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to the international community at the invitation of the Youth Council of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Youth Council of the Republika Srpska and the Youth Council of the Brčko District of BiH.
The event, which was organized with the aim of presenting the results of the joint work of umbrella organizations for youth in BiH within the initiative Fakat je vakat za mlade, was an occasion to point out the needs of youth organizations and youth.
The Institute for Youth Development KULT presented preliminary research data on the position and needs of young people in BiH, which were the reason for joint planning of activities by youth organizations for the coming period. It was emphasized that the youth sector should report more clearly on the results achieved, so that the public could understand the importance of working with young people.
At the event, awards were given to local communities, leaders who implement quality programs for young people. Lukavac – a leader in the field of support for youth activism and youth organization, Jablanica – a leader in the field of providing space for youth and youth work, Ilidža – a leader in the field of local youth policies, Prijedor – a leader in supporting the development of youth potential, Centar Sarajevo – a leader in areas of youth employment.
At the working meeting with the representatives of the Institute and local communities emphasized the importance of creating a strategic action plan for young people, quality policies as well as cooperation between government institutions and the youth sector.
Fakat je vakat za mlade and stronger support for the youth sector in BiH is the message that marked the initiative Fakat je vakat za mlade, which has been supported by USAID, IOM and BHRI.