Public call for participation in training: Learn, Think and Act! training for teaching and professional staff of secondary schools


The Institute for Youth Development KULT (hereinafter: the Institute) is one of the leading non-governmental organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which for over two decades has been actively implementing various initiatives aimed at improving the position of young people and creating a society in which young people can realize their full potential. On this path, the Institute closely cooperates with all levels of government in Bosnia and Herzegovina, other civil society organizations, youth workers, youth officers, young politicians and young people. For a better position of young people in society and their full participation in society, an important link is the teaching and professional staff of secondary schools, i.e. people who work with young people in the formal education system and thus support their development.


Learn, think and act! for teaching and professional staff of secondary schools is a non-formal education training intended for adults who work directly with children and young people in formal education. This training program was created in response to the need to provide support to teaching and professional staff of secondary schools in the development of competencies necessary for successful planning and implementation of the learning and teaching process based on the principles of experiential and service learning, the use of effective and relevant teaching methods and strategies, and the creation of a safe and a stimulating environment in which students will feel supported and motivated, and at the same time be able to learn throughout their lives and from the community in which they operate.

The training program consists of 40 working hours divided into 3 mandatory training modules. In addition, the training includes homework, short study visits, inspiring lectures and a written exam. The first and second modules last 3 working days each, and the third module 4 working days.

The training has an interactive methodological approach through which the participants have the opportunity to share experiences and give suggestions for the development of the training. Each module includes a theoretical part, application of knowledge within the training program and practical work.

A participant who participates in at least 80% of the training program and passes the final exam can obtain a certificate.

Through the training, participants are trained to implement projects and activities together with students in the school and the community, and other professional staff of the school. The training program covers travel costs, accommodation costs on a full board basis and work materials.


The training program is intended for teaching staff (professors) of secondary schools, as well as school management, professional associates (pedagogues, psychologists, social workers), and counselors in pedagogical institutes who can support the professional development of teaching staff.

All persons who meet the following conditions can apply for the training:

  • are settled in Bosnia and Herzegovina and have completed formal education to work in schools,
  • are employed as teaching or professional staff in one of the secondary schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina and have the consent of the school administration/director to participate in the training,
  • they are ready to cooperate with local educational institutions, organizations that bring together young people and the local youth officer.

Required documentation

In order to apply for participation in the training, interested candidates should:

Fill out the online application form that can be found at the link:

They attach a written approval for attending the training from the administration/principal of the high school (certified special document with approval).


The training lasts from June 2024 to July 2025, including the final paper.

The training program consists of three modules, the first of which relates to understanding the students themselves, how they learn, and acquiring basic knowledge related to experiential learning. The second module delves into the depth of planning and implementing experiential learning, enabling participants to apply numerous strategies and methods that encourage the development of critical thinking and problem solving, while the third module deals with experiential learning in real situations in the community and beyond, with a special focus on service learning.

After each module, activities are planned that allow participants to immediately apply what they have learned in practice, so that at the beginning of the next module, they will jointly analyze the experience gained and think about how they can transfer it to other situations. Interactive work, methods of informal education and exchange of experience are an integral part of the program of this training.

The training, in addition to the work part, also contains a series of contents through which the participants will have the opportunity to exchange their professional and life experiences and socialize. During the training, the participants will have the opportunity to practically apply the acquired knowledge and to act in their local community with the aim of improving the position of young people. By implementing a local citizen initiative (LGI), participants will have the opportunity to make the change that the school, students and community need. The participants will design the local civic initiative together with the students, and the entire implementation process will be supported by the Institute in advisory and financial support.

The training modules will be held according to the following schedule:

Module I – from June 24 to 26, 2024.

Module II – from September 23 to 25, 2024.

Module III – from October 21 to 24, 2024.

Note: The Institute reserves the right to, in case of objective circumstances, change the dates of the module, of which the training participants will be informed in a timely manner.


The institute bears the costs of accommodation, food and transport during the training.

For the organization of testing and certification, it is necessary to pay a co-payment in the amount of 58.50 KM (including VAT) before the start of the first module. Participation can be paid by the participant himself or by the school for the participant. The organizer issues a corresponding invoice for participation. Instructions for payment to the giro account will be delivered to the selected participants who confirm their participation in the training. Participation is paid only once, before the start of the first module, and it is valid for the entire duration of the training.


Interested candidates can apply no later than  April 28, 2024. year until 23.59 hours .

Applications that do not arrive by the specified deadline will not be considered. The Institute for Youth Development KULT will inform all registered candidates about the outcome. A contract on participation in the training will be signed with all selected participants.

For all interested candidates who have questions regarding the training program, the Institute organizes an online info session where candidates can find out everything they are interested in. The online info session will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 5:00 p.m., and you can register at the link:

Additional information about Learn, Think and Act! training for teaching and professional staff of secondary schools and the Public call for participation in training can be obtained via email  or phone number 033 778 765.

The text of the public call is available  HERE .

NOTE: Expressions that, for the sake of transparency, are given in one grammatical gender without discrimination apply equally to persons of all genders.