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Better cooperation with local authorities for a better position of young people


MOSTAR, June 22 (FENA) - The final conference of the project "Strengthening Confidence Preconditions for a Better Future of Youth" was held today in Mostar on "Implementation of the FBiH Youth Law and the RS Law on Youth Organization in Local Communities".

Member of the Local Democracy Agency (LDA) Mostar and the working group for Mostar on the "PRO-Budućnost" project Dženana Dedić said that three local communities (Mostar, Trebinje, Ljubuški) were partners in this project, which aims to build better mechanisms for cooperation between government and youth institutions in these local communities.

“We have already had gatherings in Trebinje and Ljubuški where we worked on strengthening the mentioned mechanisms, as well as on establishing communication between local self-governments and young people. In this way, we gave them the opportunity to sit at the same table and talk about the position of young people and the general situation in their local community, and to think together how they can improve living conditions,” said Dedić.

She added that the activism of citizens has been on the rise lately.

She emphasized that they are extremely satisfied with the success of the project so far.

The conference also promoted the Platform for Peace, a strategic document that sends a clear and strong message that the peoples and citizens of BiH want long-term and stable peace, so that they can build a better society and that war and conflict never happen again in this area.

The project "Strengthening Confidence Preconditions for a Better Future of Youth" is implemented by a working group for the City of Mostar, formed within the project 'PRO-Future' (Trust, Understanding, Responsibility for the Future), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), in cooperation with Caritas BiH, the Institute for Youth Development KULT, the Interreligious Council of BiH, the Tuzla Citizens' Forum, the Helsinki Citizens' Parliament of Banja Luka and the Nansen Dialogue Center Mostar.

(FENA) A. B.