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YOUTH FOR CHANGES

Strengthening civic engagement and mobilising young people are important aspects of the Swiss Cooperation Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Embassy of Switzerland in BiH recognised Mozaik Foundation as a partner in these efforts

Strategic Domain:
Economy and Employment
Themes:
Youth employment
Status:
Ongoing
Strategic partner:
Municipalities/Towns
Implementer:
Mozaik Foundation
Project implemented in:
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska, Brčko District
Cantons:
Tuzla Canton, Zenica-Doboj Canton, Central Bosnia Canton, Posavina Canton, Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Bosnia –Podrinje Canton, Canton 10, Una-Sana Canton
Municipalities (42):
Živinice, Žepče, Zenica, Zavidovići, Usora, Ugljevik, Travnik, Tešanj, Šipovo, Rudo, Prnjavor, Prijedor, Petrovo, Odzak, Novo Goražde, Novi Grad, Nevesinje, Mrkonjić Grad, Modriča, Ljubinje, Lopare, Laktaši, Kotor Varos, Kostajnica, Konjic, Kladanj, Jezero, Istočna Ilidža, Gradiška, Goražde, Drvar, Donji Vakuf, Doboj Jug, Doboj Istok, Doboj, Čelinac, Cazin, Bugojno, Brčko distrikt, Bosanski Petrovac, Bosanska Krupa, Bihać

In cooperation with representatives of 43 municipalities and over 15 private and public donors, Mozaik ensured financing for youth entrepreneurship projects. By mid 2022, young people will implement 2,000 projects within the YouthBank programme, while 120 social businesses and 120 microbusinesses will be launched through the Impact Incubator. The promotion of social entrepreneurship has the aim of strengthening business spirit of young people and supporting employment and self-employment.

 

The inclusion of such a high number of young people into youth projects (approximately 20,000) means that many will improve their skills and boost their self-confidence. At the same time, the influence of young people in the local communities increases. They become more open and more aware of the needs relating to social inclusion and social justice.

 

Entrepreneurial experience makes young people more competitive on the labour market and it increases the living standards, both for them and the wider social community. On the other hand, an excelling group of successful young people is created who become role models to younger generations and who prove, by example, that effort and work do pay off and that an alternative to emigration exists.