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Strengthening Teamwork and Debating Skills among Youth
More active women in political and civil life of BiH
YOUTH FOR YOUTH / FIRST TIME VOTER - September to December 2011
YOUTH FOR YOUTH / FIRST TIME VOTER - April to June 2011
IMPROVED MANAGEMENT OF ELECTORAL LAWS PROGRAM IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 2010
“ELECTION LAW AND LAW ON CONFLICT OF INTEREST – EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICE IN THE REGION“ 2008
LEARNING AND KNOWING – MEANS EXISTING 2008
MONEY AND ELECTIONS 2007
“ELECTION LAW AND LAW ON CONFLICT OF INTEREST – EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICE IN THE REGION“ 2007
TRAINING FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS 2007
MONEY AND ELECTIONS IN SERBIA 2007
YOUTH AND POLITICS 2007
ACCOUNTABLE AUTHORITIES IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 2007
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Strengthening Teamwork and Debating Skills among Youth

Association of Election Officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AEOBIH) in partnership with Czech NGO Agora CE, started implementation of the project entitled “Strengthening Teamwork and Debating Skills among Youth” in February 2013. This project will be implemented in cooperation with 16 secondary schools throughout BIH until the end of January 2014. It is implemented thanks to the funds of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), USA.

The aim of the project is to activate critical thinking among the young generation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and through that to arouse their interest in public matters and foster understanding and tolerance between different national groups. Thus they will be well prepared to take an active civic role. The project is based upon a time-tested methodology from an educational program of Czech NGO Agora CE. There are two main parts to this project. Part one includes educational workshops on communication skills for students of secondary schools and part two represents a debating competition where students can practice the skills they learned during the workshops through an attractive and informal way. Debates are focused on current social and political topics and the format is based upon advocating a given role which helps students to leave their usual patterns and bias in thinking.