Youth Engagement Workers from five Balkan countries visited the National Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo as part of the second Regional Youth Forum for Local Democracy that was organized from 16th to 18th November.
The youngsters had the opportunity to discuss issues relevant to them with Members of Parliament. Maja Gasal-Vrazalica, the youngest elected Member of Parliament in the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina, talked about her engagement regarding youth participation, youth information, communication with youth and other issues in the country.
Senad Sepic, Member of Parliament, discussed about the current issues and priorities of the country, asking for greater youth participation and youth engagement in policy making in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“We need different perspective for growth involving cooperation and youth in decision making. New system of values, new priorities if we want to make a progress,” Mr. Sepic said.
The Youth Engagement Workers finished the visit with an organized tour of the National Parliament.
The Regional Youth Forum for Local Democracy was organized as part of the Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue, which is funded by the European Union and supported by the Programme for decentralised cooperation France-Balkans and the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs.