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The "Youth Activism Trail" Initiative Unveils the Key to Youth Development in Herzegovina

The "Youth Activism Trail" Initiative Unveils the Key to Youth Development in Herzegovina

The Youth Council of the City of Mostar and the Association for Education and Development "Dignity" have joined forces within the ambitious project "Youth Activism Trail," which originates from a comprehensive assessment of the needs of the youth in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton. Additionally, relevant domestic and international research supports the project.

The initiative aims to enhance the position of young people and contribute to strengthening their key skills and competencies. All of this seeks to facilitate the integration of youth into the social community and encourage proactive social engagement. The focus is on improving psychosocial competencies and the interactive transfer of acquired knowledge to promote the development of "life skills" necessary for everyday life.

A representative of the "Dignity" Association emphasized, "By refining 'soft skills,' young individuals have the opportunity to become catalysts for positive changes within their community. Youth are enabled to achieve personal and professional growth through active participation in social, educational, cultural, and volunteer activities. We expect this to initiate the development of their project management, teamwork, communication, and leadership skills."

The project also urges youth to develop their projects with an emphasis on social entrepreneurship, creativity, and social engagement. Through a series of workshops, educational programs, and mentorship support, the initiative will empower young people to recognize and address local challenges.

More than just a project, this initiative is a call to action that reflects a commitment to creating a sustainable community of young leaders. The "Youth Activism Trail" Initiative provides a solid platform for building a future where youth are not just observers but active participants in shaping positive changes in their environment.


Džemal Bijedić University of Mostar
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88104, Mostar
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Phone: +387 36 570 790

eMail: international[@]unmo[.]ba

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