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ORC/HCA ACTIVITIES IN MAY 2018


DIVIDED PAST – JOINT FUTURE

Civic Laboratory for Social Innovations
Within the project "Divided Past - Joint Future", which OKC Banja Luka is implementing in 6 countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey along with 17 other partners, a second "Civil Laboratory for Social Innovations" was held.

"Civic Laboratory for Social Innovations" was organized by ORC Tuzla, on May 17, 2018 in the Peace Flame House in Tuzla, bringing together representatives of youth, government and business sector. Similar laboratories were also held in other countries involved in the project "Divided Past - Joint Future", supported by the European Union.

Press conference – “Embracing Damage”
The results of the "Embracing Damage" campaign, implemented by the Youth Resource Center Tuzla within the project "Divided Past - Joint Future", supported by the European Union, were presented at the International Press Center of the Hotel Bosna in Banja Luka.

During the press conference, a short video with photos taken during the campaign was presented to journalists, but also the results of the three-month campaign. The project is implemented by 18 organizations of the Western Balkans and Turkey, and the project leader is OKC Banja Luka.


Youth Countering the Violent Extremism
During the regular partnership activities of the ORC Tuzla and the PRONI Center for Youth Development on the project "Youth against Violent Extremism", online research was conducted, in which we identified the attitudes of young people with the following topics: radicalism, violent extremism and terrorism in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The results of the research will be presented on June 12th in Sarajevo, at a conference that will gather over 100 participants from different sectors involved in solving this problem in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The conference will be held in the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and it is supported, as well as the whole project by the Embassy of the Netherlands.

 

UNFPA - Work meeting
In the UN House of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo, on May 24th, a working meeting was held within the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) mission.

The aim of the Working Meeting, attended by representatives of youth and youth associations, representatives of the authorities, embassies in BIH and UN organizations, was to assess the situation and needs, as well as the problems and challenges that young people face in B&H.

Conference was attended by our Slobodan Blagovčanin, who after the introductory words of the organizer, addressed the participants on topic of: "Youth in BIH on the road to the European Union".

During the presentation, he presented the work of the Youth Resource Center Tuzla, as well as the conclusions and plans of the Youth Conference of the European Union, which he attended last month, with another 250 young people from all over Europe.

On this occasion, we thank UNFPA Bosnia and Herzegovina for actively supporting the youth and giving the opportunity for our voice to be heard on such important events.


Public discussion with employers
On May 17, OKC Banja Luka, in cooperation with the Education and Rehabilitation Faculty of the University of Tuzla, organized a Public Debate with employers. Among the speakers at the event was Merita Sokoli, MS of social pedagogy. Merita talked on importance of practical work during studying, how to work as a social pedagogue in the Elementary School in Tuzla, how to improve cooperation between faculties and employers, how to improve curricula according to the needs of employers, how much the title of the master helped her, how to work with young people and how young people are interested in volunteerism and activism.

Merita Sokoli

We remind that Merita is one of the founders of the Youth Group of the Youth Resource Center Tuzla, and that she has earned a large part of her practice working on projects in the Youth Resource Center Tuzla.



Coca-Cola's support for youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Coca-Cola Youth Support Program in BIH was held this year in Tuzla for the first time. Among the many young people, two members of the Youth Resource Center Tuzla took part - Mirela Biković and Amila Selimbašić

ORC Tuzla is also a partner in this project, organized by Coca-Cola HCB BIH Sarajevo. The project is conceived as a unique program for supporting the development of young people. Unemployed individuals, motivated to learn how to stand out in the labor market, are enabled learning the life and business skills necessary for employment and better positioning in the labor market through this program. The project was launched last year as a unique project for supporting young people.
Through a three-day program of workshops, the participants had the opportunity to develop and improve their business and personal skills with professionals and mentors, and gain competences that will help them to get to work faster and easier.
The beginning of the workshops was dedicated to self-development, where participants were trained to see their strengths. Each of us more often focuses on our shortcomings, and by looking at the benefits we strengthen the position from which we are moving towards achieving our goals. On the second day of the Coca-Cola Youth Support program in Tuzla, it was dedicated to business planning, where young people mostly learned through games-like exercises, taught lessons on how to learn how to manage time and how to prioritize. The last day was dedicated to project management and plans that will best serve young people to achieve their goals.


Youth group of ORC Tuzla


Youth Workers Countering the Violent Extremism – MODULE III

The overall objective of the project "Youth Workers Countering the Violent Extremism" is to encourage the proactive participation of local youth workers in order to contribute to the prevention of radicalization of young people in multiethnic communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Up to now, 27 participants took part in three trainings, and the last training was held in Brčko.
Participants are from Tuzla, Gradačac, Bijeljina, Brčko and Ugljevik, and all are activists in their local organizations (Youth Resource Center Tuzla, KULT Gradačac, PRONI Brčko, Volunteer Service Bijeljina and Youth Center Ugljevik).
Participants from the Youth Resource Center were: Slobodan Blagovčanin, Mirela Biković, Amila Selimbašić, Emir Mujakić, Adi Selman, and Emir Karamujić.


The topic of the third module was "Working with individuals and counseling skills in youth work". The training was conducted using non-formal education methods that require active participation of participants, group work, case studies, debates and films.
This training module focused on individual youth work and counseling skills as a means to combat youth violence. There was plenty of talk and discussion about emotions, personal history, empathy, and listening. For most participants this training module was the best because of the content and the ability to research the personal stories of each participant.

One of the biggest added value of this project is the fact that all participants have an obligation to write essays on topics covered in training modules.

Some project participants will be invited to the international conference "Youth Countering the Violent Extremism" to be held in Sarajevo on June 12, 2018.

By the end of the project, the project team will work on the finalization of curricula and the collection of student essays. The official diploma hand-outs will be held in September.

BRAIN DRAIN POLICY HACKATHON AND CONFERENCE
A workshop on BRAIN DRAIN was held in Ohrid from 11 to 13 May. During the two days of the workshop, around forty young people from six countries of the region (Kosovo, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia) took part. In these two days, there were four fields: education, employment, quality of life and human and civil rights. Young people used the concrete case to work on the measures and recommendations that the governments of the countries of the region should undertake, in order to stop the brain drain, and to keep young and educated people in their countries. On May 14th, a final conference was held in Skopje, where young people presented their research, measures and recommendations that were designed in a two-day workshop. Representatives of the WMCES (Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies), representatives of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science, representatives of the Youth and Sport Agency and representatives of the LEAD attended the final conference. The final conference discussed the current policies and roles of the institutions of the countries in the region in finding solutions to the problem of brain drain. At the workshop and conference, Duško Majkić was representative of the Youth Resource Center Tuzla.


Project “Europe Talks”
City Municipality of Vračar and Citizens' Association Libero, in cooperation with their partners, implemented the project "Europe Talks" in the period from May 10 to May 13, 2018. This project is supported by the "Europe for Citizens" program of the European Union and officially launched the second week of Europe in Belgrade.

Young people from FYROM, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Belgium and Serbia took part in this project. The participants of this project had the opportunity to get acquainted with the European Union through the rich content within the project "Europe Talks" and gain access to objective and accurate information on the values and political system of the European Union. As part of this project, a number of workshops were held in various locations of the Municipality of Vračar, where young people had the opportunity to exchange their experiences, while the central event was "Europe Talks Living Library", held on the plateau in front of the National Library of Serbia.

All participants had the opportunity to rent a "book" free of charge on a topic of interest to them regarding the European Union and to inform them about the way in which the institutions of the European Union function.

Representatives of the Youth group of Youth Resource Center Tuzla were Merita Sokoli, Nejla Ibraković, Eldin Subašić and Adi Selman.


WORKSHOP ON CIVIC JOURNALISM
During May, the CPI team and Balkan Diskurs organized a workshop on civil journalism and documentary photography. Mentor for the first two days of training was Marija Arnautović, journalist of Radio Free Europe. Young people from all over BIH participated in the training, and the training was focused on the basic techniques of journalism, web techniques and forms of interviews. For the last two days, the participants had the opportunity to take part in a photo workshop conducted by Velija Hasanbegović. The training and mentoring program was supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). At the workshop and conference, Duško Majkić was representative of the Youth Resource Center Tuzla.


REMEMBRANCE DAY OF THE MASSACRE IN TUZLA (KAPIJA)

On May 25, 2018, members of the Youth Resource Center Tuzla symbolically laid flowers on the Kapija to honor the victims of the massacre in Tuzla on May 25, 1995.
The crime on Tuzla's youth is one of the most serious crimes committed against civilians in Tuzla. On that day at 20:55 from Ozren, shells were fired at the youth meeting place, known as Kapija. The grenade killed 71 citizens of Tuzla and wounded 150. The average age of the dead was 24 years.

Ethnic Minority Women in Footbal
On May 30th, a round table on "Ethnic Minority Women in Football" was held in Berlin, where representatives from several countries took part. The event itself had several sections, of which the most interesting part was the general discussion, in which all the participants had the opportunity to bring out the problems women's ethnic minorities encounter in their communities, and to choose among themselves the best possible solution for the realization of the already mentioned problems. Upon completion of this event, a discussion was opened on the undertaking of future actions and workshops arising from this meeting. This Roundtable has contributed greatly to the development of contacts that will contribute to the inclusion of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina generally in sport, and in the football itself. Elma Sulejmanagić, a member of the ORC Youth Group, took part in this roundtable.


 

 

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