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The second module of the Basic training for Youth Officers was held on July 20-24, on the mountain Jahorina. Sixteen participants, Youth Officers from across Bosnia and Herzegovina, improved their knowledge on public advocacy and lobbying, project cycle management and youth work. In addition to learning the necessary theory, the participants took part in simulated meetings with mayors, to get first-hand experience with lobbying. They also analyzed previous public calls for funding youth projects issues by different local communities in BiH.

Basic Training and Certification of Youth Officers in BiH

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The Institute for Youth Development KULT is issuing a Public call for taking part in the Basic training for Youth Officers, which will be open until April 27, 2020.

Complete text of the Public call for BiH is available HERE the Public call for RS is available HERE.

The application form for both Public calls can be downloaded HERE.

The Youth Officer Training is attended by 16 Youth Officers from across Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the first module, the participants learned about teamwork, leadership, youth policies and youth work. The first module included two study visits, one to the Educational-Leisure Center for Youth SPAJALICA and one to the Museum of Optical Illusions in Sarajevo.

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Everyday work done by Youth Officers in local communities is very important for the development of these communities, and for all the young people they work with.

Involving all competent institutions and all levels of government is extremely important for creating a youth-friendly atmosphere where youth will be motivated to live and actively contribute to their communities. Youth Officers are the first point of contact, and as such are perfectly positioned to encourage and advise youth.

That is why elevating and perfecting the position of Youth Officer is one of the priorities of the Institute for Youth Development KULT. Joining forces is the only way to improve the position of youth in our country and help them become truly active citizens.

The Youth Officer seminar titled “How to Build a Youth-Friendly Community” organized by the Institute is intended for Youth Officers interested in learning more about the mechanisms defined in youth laws, how they are implemented in local communities, and exploring possibilities for cooperation with other Youth Officers.

Bosnia and Herzegovina regulated youth work in three laws, in all three administrative units. These laws have the same definitions of youth, and share some youth work mechanisms. Still, the role of Youth Officers is not equally recognized in all local self-government units, and the implementation of the legal mechanisms is not happening at the same pace in all parts of BiH.

The importance of implementing all legal mechanisms for youth, the actual implementation and Youth Officer’s needs when it comes to implementation are some of the topics of this seminar for youth officers in BiH.  Over the course of several days, Youth Officers will discuss ways to successfully implement legal mechanisms defined in youth laws, and to improve their cooperation with other services in local communities, all of which is aimed at improving the position of youth.

The seminar will be held from September 30 to October 1, 2019 at the hotel Hills in Sarajevo.

If you would like to take part, please fill out the online application available here:  For more information, visit the Institute’s website (, call us (033 778 763) or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Institute for Youth Development KULT will cover the costs of organizing the seminar, provide materials for the sessions and cover full board accommodation costs. The Institute will not cover travel expenses.

The application deadline is Monday, September 16, 2019, 1:00 pm