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Strengthening Accountability of Women and Young Political
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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LEARNING AND KNOWING – MEANS EXISTING


Association of Election Officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AEOBIH) started implementation of the project entitled “Learning and Knowing - means Existing” in February 2008, which should be implemented in cooperation with 20 secondary schools throughout BIH until the end of October 2008. This project is being implemented thanks to the funds of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), USA.

The purpose of the project is that the youth who turned to be 18 years old and acquire voting right become aware that they are the ones that dynamics and type of changes happening in BIH depend on. The project will include four students (two male and two female) from 20 secondary schools throughout BIH, from the Federation of BIH in 10 rural municipalities (Goražde, Ilijaš, Konjic, Žepče, Kakanj, Živinice, Srebrenik, Mostar, Stolac, Travnik) and 10 from the Republic of Srpska (Pale, Foča, Srebrenica, Milići, Prijedor, Prnjavor, Istočno Sarajevo, Nevesinje, Bileća, Bijeljina). This project will include 80 students, who are from poor families, who will be selected from the school councils. This project will also include 20 professors of democracy or pedagogue, as escort of students, and as a supervisor of school activities related to the project. Four days seminar in two cycles, in Sarajevo will be organized for selected students, where they will learn about: Political system in BIH, Elections in BIH, Human rights and freedoms, Gender issues, Strengthening of capacities of the Council in school, Getting closer to EU, Mid-term strategy – fight against poverty and millennium aims. All lectures would be organized by the AEOBIH Secretariat in cooperation with BIH institutions. Besides that, visits to all government levels will be organized for students (one of Sarajevo municipalities, Canton Sarajevo, Parliament of the Federation and Parliament of BIH), in order to better understand levels of authority in BIH and their functioning. Sightseeing tour in Sarajevo will be also organized for the students.

Afterwards, when they go back to their original municipalities, they will be obliged to pass their acquired knowledge to students’ councils and their age-mates in their classrooms about popular topics and to promote importance of going out to vote at the elections among young people.