IMG 0844 Sastanak s predsjednikom FBiH

The FBiH President Marinko Čavara met today in his Sarajevo office with representatives of the Institute for Youth Development KULT. The meeting was attended by the Executive Director of the Institute, Ms. Šeherzada Halimić, and Head of the Department for Youth Work and Youth Policy Development at the Institute, Ms. Katarina Vučković.

The introductory part of the meeting was focused on the Institute’s activities in the field of youth policies. The Institute has spent the past two decades supporting the development and implementation of mechanisms for addressing youth issues and needs across BiH.
“We support all efforts made by youth bodies to exercise their rights and obligations provided to them by the law, which the Institute helped put into place by proposing and later supporting the implementation of the Youth Law of FBiH. This is precisely why we supported the founding of municipal, city and cantonal youth councils, and ultimately the founding of the Youth Council of FBiH”, said Ms. Halimić.
Ms. Vučković particularly emphasized the importance of adopting a Youth Strategy for FBiH.  She also noted that the Institute successfully implemented all of the planned activities for 2020, in compliance with all restrictions and recommendations issued by public health authorities.
The President of FBiH, Marinko Čavara, congratulated the Institute on their successful work, adding that he fully supports the work done by the Institute on creating and implementing youth policies in FBiH and the rest of BiH.

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On December 11, 2020, the European Commission welcomed the political agreement reached between the European Parliament and EU Member States on the new Erasmus+ Program.

Over the last three decades, participation in Erasmus+ has boosted the personal, social and professional development of over 10 million young people. The programming period will be funded with almost double the budget of the previous period and will last from 2021 to 2027.

Erasmus+ is a real European success story and one of the most successful initiatives of the EU. The program has expanded considerably since its inception in 1987. It covers all education and training sectors ranging from early childhood education and care, and school education to vocational education and training, higher education and adult learning. It also supports cooperation on youth policy, youth work, volunteering and promoting sports.

The new EU long-term budget and the new Next Generation EU program will not only be more inclusive and innovative but also more digital and dedicated to protecting the environment and promoting sustainability. With the new program, the EU is planning to mobilize the education, training, youth and sport sectors for future growth. The program will support youth with fewer opportunities, and offer new opportunities for cooperation, foster innovation and promote both green and digital skills.

It offers youth mobility opportunities for learning across Europe and beyond, allows youth and youth workers to develop their interpersonal skills, improves employability through various forms of cooperation, training and networking in Europe and globally.

This program will be rolled out once the EU adopts the EU budget. The current Erasmus+ program ends with 2020, but many projects related to youth have been extended into 2021, in response to pandemic-related delays.



Upitnik NVO i Institucije BiH

The Institute for Youth Development KULT, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of BiH, is conducting a survey on the position of non-governmental organizations/foundations/associations (hereinafter: NGOs) in BiH, the way NGOs engage with existing mechanisms of cooperation with BiH institutions and international organizations offering various programs.

This survey is designed to examine the extent to which NGOs use available forms of cooperation with BiH institutions (Cooperation Agreement between the Council of Ministers and NGOs), eKonsultacije platform, IPA e-Konsultacije platform), key problems identified by NGOs when it comes to cooperating with BiH institutions, solutions for improving the current cooperation. The survey will also examine the position of NGOs in certain segments.

The survey has 42 questions and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

There are no right or wrong answers in this survey. Please be as truthful and as accurate as possible when answering these questions, so the analysis of the results would provide an accurate account of the current position of NGOs in the aforementioned segments.

The results will be presented to the Ministry of Justice of BiH as a cumulative analysis of all the answers provided by NGOs without any identifying data (no names of organizations or individual answers).

The Institute will use the answers exclusively for the purpose of this analysis and the data will not be used for any other purpose without the permission of the organizations.

The survey can be accessed here:

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