Young leaders take the helm in Bosnia-Herzegovina communities

Bosnia-Herzegovina is still a post-war country in transition, divided along ethnic lines. Because the engagement and civic responsibility of young people is crucial, an UNDEF-funded project works to equip young people with leadership skills to take active part in decision-making processes in their communities. As part of the training, the students established action plans for their communities, with very diverse objectives. They successfully lobbied for a full-time youth representative to be appointed in the municipality -- a new position which will serve as a mechanism to integrate youth perspective in the local government.

The project is implemented by Education Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Education: Civitas Bosnia and Herzegovina.