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Dear friends, We’re delightful to present you the Youth Resource Center’s (ORC) Tuzla and Youth Network's in B&H January edition of the monthly bulletin. At the moment this movement accounts for 182 organizations and 115 individuals from 75 places across BiH. Currently, the newsletter is published in Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian and English language. The newsletter contains information about Youth Resource Center’s (ORC) activities; monthly activities of the youth organizations, informal groups and individuals – Youth Network’s in B&H members, their plans for the upcoming period and all the other information intended for the young people of today and the NVO sector (donor invitations for projects, conferences, seminars, tuitions, scholarships etc.). If you wish to be on the mailing list for the coming editions of our monthly informative newsletter or if you have any questions or suggestions at all, please let us know. You can find the Monthly Informative Bulletin (as well as the archive of our previous editions) on the Youth Network’s in B&H website:

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CONTENTS January 2018th activities. .................................. 2 February 2018th plans ...................................... 5 Network's members' activities ............................ 6 New members of the Network .......................... 14 Announcements/Information/donors/invitiations15

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ACTIVITIES OF ORC/HCA IN JANUARY 2018th ''Youth for a better future'' The project ''Youth for a better future'' which is successfully implemented since September 2017th and is financially supported by the USA Embassy in BiH and the City of Tuzla, had its January activities aimed towards organizing workshops with our partner organizations in their home cities. Furthermore, we've organized work meetings with our peer educators on which the details and the topics of the February workshops had been promptly defined.

''Divided past – Joint future'' Within the confines of the partnership project being realized in six countries of the Balcans and Turkey, Youth Resource Center Tuzla has been entrusted with the realization of the peace national campaign in BiH. Round tables and discussions are planned to be held in Tuzla, Banja Luka and Sarajevo, followed by press conferences which we'll use to bring closer the research labeled ''Process of reconciliation in Western Balkans and Turkey'' to the public. (http://jointfuture.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Process-of-Reconciliation-Qualitative-study.pdf) During January, within the preparatory activities, a visual identity of the campaign has been created (stickers, tshirts, banners) by the member of the Youth Group Eldin Subasic. His creations are availabe on our Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/JOINTFUTURE. Also, a workshop for the peace activists is planned for February, whom will have an opportunity to learn the Kintsugi technique, but also via Flash Mob and Time Capsule activities to point out the significance of reconciliation in Balcans. This text is written as a part of the Divided Past - Joint Future project, and does not contain nor represent the opinions of the European Union, its institutions and bodies. The responsibility for the information and views expressed in the text is borne entirely by the author of the text.

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Youth Work in Progress – first partner meeting In Sremski Karlovci (Serbia), a partner meeting was held within the project Youth Work in Progress, in the period of 28th - 31st January. This project is supported by the European Union, via Erasmus + program. The bearer of the project is SEEYN (South Eastern European Youth Network) and its partners are non-governmental organizations from: Albania, BiH, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Italy, Lithuania, Slovenia, Turkey, Greece and Montenegro. The main goal of the project is increasing the quality and self sufficiency of the youth programs via the development of youth workers and leaders which as a result will ensure an innovative, modern and quality youth service which will effectively tackle the actual social-economic problems of the youth in EU and in the Balcans. The partners defined all the necessary activities within the project and have also signed a memorandum of cooperation during the meeting. One of the opening activities of the project is the training ''Logging in'' which will be held in Ulcinj, Montenegro in March. The aim of this training is to increase capacities of youth workers in development and creating a relevant online material and tools through different platforms.

Youth Group ORC Tuzla Meeting of the Youth Council, Tuzla On 24th January, in Tuzla a steering committee meeting of the Youth Council, Tuzla was held. This was a first committee meeting in the new year. The meeting passed in an exceptionally pleasant atmosphere on which the results and the agreed plans for 2018 were summed up. The members expressed their satisfaction due to the fact the Youth Council of Tuzla has been accepted into the Youth Council of Tuzla canton. A strategic planning is agreed, in order to specify the assignments and obligations in the following period. The meeting was attended by the representative of the Tuzla Community Foundation, who presented a project ''I'm my own boss'' and wishes to support young entreprenuers with 5000 KM in starting their own business. The Youth Council of Tuzla meeting was attended by the Youth Group representative of the Youth Resource Center, Adi Selman.

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UMiD A 10. UMiD (Learn, Think and Act) training module was held in January 2018. The organizers were Youth Development Institute KULT, YES Center Sarajevo and SOS Children Villages BiH. The educator of this module was Katarina Vuckovic, whom is a KULT member, on the subject of ''Civic activism and setting in motion local civic initiatives''. The module lasted for 2 days, 13th and 14th January and it was held in the premises of the Sarajevo YES Center. The participants were 13 young people from various BiH cities. UMiD's 10th module was also the last one within the training for youth leaders which is ending with certificating, scheduled for 23rd and 24th February.

The aim is to enables young people to become active leaders in their local community and will last seven months. At UmiD training participated our new member Amila Žero

SSST Winter Academy 2018. SSST Winter Academy 2018 lasted for 5 days, from 15th to 19th January, 2018. It was held in the premises of the SSST – Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. On the first day, the chancellor and founder of SSST, dr. Ejup Ganic adressed the participants, with a short introduction on the subject of computer sciences and a lecture on basics of 3D modeling. After the lunch, a session with the student club ''Enter'' was held. Second day was scheduled for a lecture on the contribution of psychology in personalizing web pages for users, but also the influence of the contents of the web page on the emotions of users themselves. After lunch, a session with the student club ''Sport and Recreation'' was held. On the third day a discourse on energetics and the basis of stability of energy distribution networks, but also on the influence of IT sector on energetics. After lunch, a session with the student club ''Model UN'' was held.

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A fourth day was for the lecture on databases, their application on the everyday life and construction of a simple database in Oracle. After lunch, a short session was held with student clubs ''Film and picture'' and ''The Flying Sticks''. Fifth day was a closing ceremony. The addressment of dr. Ejup Ganic, deen of CSIS, ECON, FL, PSIR and SFA and the certificate ceremony. After lunch, all participants had an opportunity to do the entrance examination for a course at will. SSST Winter Academy 2018 was attended by a new member of the Youth Group of the Youth Resource Center, Deni Trumic.

REGULAR ORC & HCA TUZLA ACTIVITIES In January we worked on sustain and development of coordination and communication within the BIH Youth Network (www.omladina-bih.net). Within the confines of this we distributed interesting information for the youth and the youth activism in BiH on a daily basis to the mailing list of the network (posta@omladina-bih.net), but also on other addresses across Bosnia & Herzegovina and the region. We corresponded with organizations and the individuals appealed by the network's work and responded to queries about specific activities, education and all the other information about the activism of the youth in BiH.

HCA/ORC PLANS FOR FEBRUARY 2018.  In february, within the project Youth for a better future, we plan on realizing 4 workshops with each hosting 25 young people who will have an opportunity to, through interactive work, learn and work with peer educators of ORC Tuzla. The workshops are planned for 9th, 10th and 11th of February in Brcko and Tuzla, while in Doboj and Tuzla they will be realized on 16th, 17th and 18th. If you're reading this, and you're from one of the aforementioned cities and you're interested in our workshops which will have topics such as identity, stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination, you can contact us on www.facebook.com/ORCTuzla or orctuzla@bih.net.ba;  Also, during February a workshop for peace activists is planned within the project Divided Past – Joint Future, whom will get to learn Kintsugi technique, and via Flash Mob and Time Capsule activites point out the importance of reconciliation on Balcans;  The implementation of regular activities through the Youth Network in Bosnia & Herzegovina;  Preparations and a start of the partner project with PRONI Brcko and a Dutch organization ''Pax for Peace'' – ''Youth in a struggle against violence and extremism''. The project is supported by the Dutch Embassy in Sarajevo, within the MATRA program.

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YOUTH NETWORK'S IN BIH MEMBERS' ACTIVITIES PRONI Center for Youth Development Ul. Mehmedagića 24, 76100 Brčko distrikt BiH Tel./Fax: +387 49 217 695 E-mail: pronibrc@teol.net www.pronibrcko.ba

Increasing youth's participation in the electoral process PRONI Center participated in the round table "Increasing the participation of young people in the electoral process" as part of the promotion of the initiative for the proclamation of the "World Election Day" organized by the Central Election Commission of BiH in the Sarajevo Education Center. The round table was attended by representatives of youth associations from all entities, representatives of the Central Election Commission, the Council of Youth of FBiH, as well as the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

PAOR – PRONI Youth work academy A first module of our training was held with around 50 young people from 26 local communities and Youth Clubs Network from Brcko on topics: “The history of youth work”, “Legal solutions for youth”, “Working with groups”, “Games in the youth work”, "Activities preparation for Yotuh".

#reGeneration #reGeneration will have its representative this year on the "Innovation in Participatory Democracy" conference in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Dejan Radjen will present, as one of the speakers at the conference, the project #reGeneration, the documentary film in which it is taking part, and the local projects implemented by the youth within this project in Drvar, Brcko District, Gornji Vakuf - Uskoplje, Kotor Varos, Doboj, Stoc, Jajce, Zvornik, Prijedor and Sanski Most.

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Think before you speak Within the project ''Think before you speak'' implementd by PRONI Center for Youth Development with the support of SHL Sarajevo, a first gathering of the participants was held in the Youth Center. We agreed on the means of work for the following period and assigned first objectives.

The goal of the project is to point out the presence of hate speech between youth in Brcko District and as a final result will offer some possible solutions via a theater play.

H.O. MUSLIM HUMANITARIAN SOCIETY – MERHAMET DOBOJ Ul. Kralja Aleksandra 17, 74000 Doboj Tel./fax: +387 53 226 886 E-mail: merhamet.doboj@cutuk.net FB: www.facebook.com/Merhamet-Doboj

In January we usually evident the yearly activities such as: final bill, meeting of the assembly, new projects proposals. Among other activities, we single out: On 15th January, a coalition meeting ''Tolerant and Positive'' Doboj was held. The attendees were the members of the coalition and the representatives of OSCE Sarajevo and Banja Luka. On the meeting itself, we considered previous results and activities which will be realized in 2018th. The meeting was constructive and we hope for good results..

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January 2018. Ul. 4. Viteške brigade 34 – 36 BA, 71210 Ilidža, Sarajevo Tel: +387 33 778 778. Fax: +387 33 778 79 E-mail: kult@mladi.org, web: www.mladi.org

It's time for a 13th Generation of leaders from Institute's training Learn, Think and Act! The Institute for Youth Development KULT has announced a public invitation for a oneyear program of the youth leader training UMiD (Learn, think and act!), Generation 13. UMiD Training enables young people to become active leaders in their local community and help them solve youth problems, meet new friends, learn new skills, socialize and improve themselves. During the training, seven two-day workshops and a summer school will be held where young people will learn a lot about activism, team work, volunteering, public advocacy… During the training, young people will have the opportunity to devise concrete action with other young people in order to solve the existing problem in the local community, whose implementation will be advisory and financially supported by theInstitute.

The Draft Strategy for Youth of KS was adopted At the beginning of 2018, the Draft Strategy for Youth of Canton Sarajevo was adopted. The Government of Canton Sarajevo in this way expressed readiness for systematic work on improving the position of youth in this canton. This Draft was created for the first time in this canton, and it was assembled by the Ministry of Education, Science and Youth KS, with the support of representatives of all line ministries, assembly bodies, the City of Sarajevo, the Student Parliament of the UNSA, the Association of High School Students and the Council of Youth KS and sent it to the Government for consideration. It is a document that offers systematic approach to young people and focuses on their needs through seven key areas: education, employment, health, leisure, security, mobility and the area of social protection. Adoption of this document will imply the beginning of systemic regulation of areas concerning young people, which will, with the action plans, provide the young people of Sarajevo Canton realization of their rights through enhanced institutional mechanisms.

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Although the Draft Strategy has just been adopted, this is definitely a big step for Canton Sarajevo. The following step in the upcoming period is the submission of the Draft Strategy for consideration to the Sarajevo Canton Assembly. The process of drafting the Strategy for Youth was coordinated by the Ministry of Education, Science and Youth of the Sarajevo Canton. The Institute for Youth Development KULT is an expert-advisory support to the Ministry of Education, Science and Youth of Canton Sarajevo for providing support in the process of drafting the Strategy for the youth of Sarajevo Canton.

The Youth in Tuzla Canton in 2018th in focus Tuzla Canton started in 2018 by placing young people in the focus of power. On the first day of this year, the entry into force of the Law on Amendments for theLaw on Ministries and other administration bodies of the Tuzla Canton, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth of Tuzla Canton was formed. The aim of forming the new ministry is to improve and support the development of the field of culture and sport and to strengthen the position of young people in the Tuzla Canton. According to the announcements from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth of the Tuzla Canton in the forthcoming period, in accordance with the strategic commitments of the Government of the Tuzla Canton, the capacities will be directed towards the development of the field of culture, sports and improvement of the position of youth, and more intensive realization of all activities concerning the improvement of the environment for young people in this canton. The Institute for Youth Development KULT was one of the advocates of the initiative to give young people a portfolio that will strategically address their problems and needs. The newly established Ministry was created as a result of the separation of the former Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, with the goal of strategic action in this field and more serious approach towards the needs of young people, as well as the development of key areas for their progress and development.

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YOUTH ORGANIZATION “SVITAC” Ul. Jusufa Čampare bb, 76100 Brčko Distrikt BiH Tel./Fax: +387 49 211 032 E-mail: svitac@gmail.net Web: www.svitac.org FB: www.facebook.com/omladinska.svitac

Daily workshops In January, the Youth Organization Svitac continued with its day-to-day activities. Participants are divided into two groups, aged 4-7 years each day from 11:00 to 13:00, and age 8+ from 14:00 to 15:30. During the month for those aged 4-7, creative workshops on tolerance, friendship and love were organized. They also learned new words from English related to the winter, and they did worksheets on these topics. One day in the week is planned for a joint viewing of cartoons and competition games. The materials used for the realization of these workshops are glue, cardboard, collage paper, drawing blocks, wax paints, markers, wooden and watercolors. The goal of these activities is to children develop their imagination and, using various materials, express their creativity, but also to develop motoring skills and respect for others and adopt good behavior. The afternoon group follows the schedule that is different every day, trying to cover as many different topics and activities as possible. (age 8+). Monday was a creative expression day where participants made creations related to winter joys using various materials. They learned English on Tuesdays, practiced daily communication and various games that enhance English language learning in teamwork and teamwork. On Wednesday, Turkish language workshops, on Thursday sports activities and a Friday workshop was the German language workshop. The goal of these activities is to encourage the participants to develop their imagination and to use their vast creativity to express their imagination, develop motor skills, feelings of tolerance, respect for others, and adopt good behavior. Workshops are held in the Youth Center of the Brcko District.

''Let's speak German'' – Communication workshops in German with native speakers German language workshops are held twice a week in the premises of the Youth Center Brcko District. This month, due to different levels of language and grammar skills, the participants worked in two groups - for beginners (Tuesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for A1 level) and advanced (Thursday from 17:30 to 18:30 for A2, and 18: 30-19: 30 B1 / B2). German language communication workshops are intended for anyone who wants to learn the basics of grammar, but also to improve the existing knowledge and acquire new experiences and acquaintances. This month, groups at all levels worked on reading and understanding texts adapted to their knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. Group A1 continued to work on vocabulary phrases needed for everyday communication,

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accusative and modal verbs. Group A2 also had a vocabulary exercise for communication in everyday life, irregular verbs, modal verbs and phrases on "Tolerance". Groups B1 / B2 worked on more complex texts, holiday themes, traditions and cultures in Germany and BiH.

''I love English'' – Communication workshops in English with native speakers English language workshops are held every Wednesday in the premises of the Youth Center Brcko District from 19:00h to 20:00h. English language communication workshops are intended for anyone who wants to learn the basics of grammar, the usage of everyday phrases and other elements, but also to improve the existing knowledge and acquire new experiences and acquaintances.

''Let's learn Turkish'' – Communication workshops in Turkish with native speakers Turkish language workshops are held on Wednesdays in the premises of the Youth Center Brčko District from 18:00h to 19:00h. Turkish language communication workshops are intended for anyone who wants to learn the basics of grammar, the usage of everyday phrases and other elements, but also to improve the existing knowledge and acquire new experiences and acquaintances. Participants have so far had the opportunity to practice vocabulary, personal pronouns, presentation phrases, simple dialogues from everyday life, and grammar tenses. This month was also a presentation / evening of Turkish culture. Guests had the opportunity to learn more about the geographical location of this country, culture and everyday customs, school and state system, etc.

Guitar workshops The participants of the guitar workshop continued with regular activities by practicing new techniques, etides, compositions and duets.

Samba workshops The participants spent most of their time in the workshops performing repetitive compositions they haven't played recently (Hedge Hog, Wellfare State, Xango, Voodoo, Samba Reggae ...). The rest of the time was dedicated to the perfecting of new compositions ("Probo" and "Sirens of Titan")

The continuation of all regular workshops of the Youth Organization Svitac is planned for February.

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International Center for Youth and Children FORTIS Ul. Suljo Čilić bb, 88420 Jablanica Tel./fax: +387 63 334 993, +387 61 327 427 E-mail: centarfortis@yahoo.com Web: www.centar-fortis.org

Mozart's messages The "Mozart's Messages" project included the performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's compositions accompanied by messages and quotations Mozart declared during his 35 years of life. Mozart remains a role model for the young population, as he started to play piano at a young age, and is a great inspiration for students playing at the Fortis International Center for Children and Youth. On January 27th, 2018, on the 262th birthday of Mozart we prepared the composition ''Turkish march'', accompanied by the quotations and messages of Mozart. Mozart's music, as well as Haydn's, are a prototype of the classic style. At the time when he began to compose, European music was dominated by the style of the galant: a reaction that developed against the great intricacies of Baroque. But gradually, thanks to Mozart himself, the counterpoints of late Baroque appear once more, restrained and disciplined with new forms and adapted to the new aesthetic demands of the social environment. The influence Mozart had on the composers of later generations is important. After his death, his reputation increased, and studying his music was a standard part of the training of classical musicians. The project significantly contributes to the development of musical art and creates aesthetic values in the field of music art. It is realized by the International Center for Children and Youth "Fortis". The project is supported by the cantonal ministry, as well as the Youth Council of Jablanica Municipality, and co-financed by the Foundation for Music, Performing Arts and Fine Arts Sarajevo. Mozart's messages: Music has always been the food of love, and love is food for music. Music is not in the notes, but in silence between them. I do not pay attention to praise or guilt. I simply follow my feelings. Our wealth, in our minds, dies with us ... Except, of course, if someone cuts our heads off, and in that case we don't even need it. Forgive me, Majesty! I'm a simple man! But, I assure you, my music is not. Music is my life and my life is music. Whoever does not understand it is not worthy of God. If Germany does not accept me, my beloved fatherland, which as you know, I am proud of, then I will have to in the name of God, enrich France or England with another capable German - to the shame of the German nation. The most important and hardest part of music is the pace. Melody is the essence of music. It's something you can learn much from. (about Johann Sebastian Bach's music) Almost everything was composed, but nothing was written. New joys, new pains. The video clip is available on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_OBZqWCtMY All additional information is available via Facebook page or the web page: www.centar-fortis.org.

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Student Association of Faculty of Medicine Tuzla ‘’Medicus’’ Univerzitetska br. 1., 75 000 Tuzla Tel: predsjednik: 062 944-739; sekretar: 060/3101-602; Telfax: 035/320-600(1). web: www.us-medicus.ba; e-mail: medicus.tz@gmail.com; info@us-medicus.ba

An invitation for the sending of summaries within the Tuzla Brain Week 2018. Tuzla Brain Week 2018 takes its part in Tuzla from 12th – 18th March as part of the global Brain Awareness Week campaign. This is the fifth consecutive year that marks the Tuzla Brain Week, in front of the Student Council of the Medical Faculty Tuzla "MEDICUS" in cooperation with the Medical Faculty Tuzla and the University of Tuzla. The main goal of the project is to bring the topic of neuroscience closer in a specifically conceived manner for each population group, with the aim of improving knowledge and creating a better and more knowledgeable community in this area. One of the main activities of Tuzla Brain Week 2018 is the promotion of students and student work through and scientific research. We'd like to use this opportunity to open an invitation for summaries (abstracts) for all interested students who want to take part in the Tuzla Brain Week 2018. In addition to the valuable prizes for the most active, ALL participants will receive a certificate recognized by the Medical Chamber and the Federation of European Neuroscience Associations! The summary should contain a maximum of 300 words (written in English and Bosnian-CroatianSerbian). Up to 5 authors can participate in the writing of one work, and students of all faculties and universities can apply to the invitation. This year's topics are: neurosurgery, neurology, psychiatry, neuroradiology, biomedical engineering and forensics, with the general theme of the project: The Brain of the Future. All works must be presented orally. The final deadline for the submission of summaries is 20.02.2018, Send your summaries on the following e -mail address: sekcija.nir@us-medicus.ba

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NEW MEMBERS Odysseus Sarajevo Zmaja od Bosne 70, 71000 Sarajevo Tel: 061 773 666 e-mail: odisej.org@gmail.com web: www.odisej.info CONTACT PERSONS : Samir Arnautovic, chairman Goran Perc, executive director The goals and activites of the Association are: o Promotion of positive social values in youth o Informing youth and citizens generally on civil, social and political rights o Promotion of human rights o Promotion of parentless children's rights o Promotion of a fight against racism, international, interconfessional and interethnical intolerance and hatred o Promotion of fight for women rights o Promotion of fight for rights of endangered groups and minorities o Dialogue promotion ORGANIZATION'S HISTORY (completed projects, plans, capacities...) NVO Odysseus was registered by former student activists, in order to take measures regarding the education of young people, children and citizens. The first project that marked the beginning of our association was "Back on Track". The project was funded by the Swiss Embassy with the aim of creating, printing and distributing the book "A manual for student organization at the Sarajevo University", which was printed in 2500 copies and distributed free to UNSA and high school students. After that, we worked on a series of lectures on different topics from "Food Safety" to "International Humanitarian Law", where initial funding was provided by the Vice President of FBiH. Our members have been involved in the elaborated "Green Oasis" project, which resulted in gifting a greenhouse for indoor usage in elementary schools. Several of our members or sympathizers are located in different cities around the world, through which we strive to engage the diaspora on our projects of international significance. We are currently preparing an international project in co-operation with Elementary School "Mesa Selimović" from Sarajevo and Elementary School "Mileva Lajovic-Lalatovic" from Niksic. We are also looking for partner schools in Belgrade.

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INFORMATION / DONORS / INVITATIONS EEA and Norwegian grants fund for regional cooperation Support for organizations in Europe Deadline: 1st of July, 2018th Applications for "EEA and Norwegian Fund for Regional Cooperation Grants" have been opened to support organizations from Europe trying to find new solutions to common problems. Partners in a project can cooperate via two means: Regional cross-border cooperation between participating countries (With a focus on wider regional challenges / problems). Transnational Cooperation between Participating States (Focusing on Common European Challenges). Sector priorities and their focus areas 1. Innovation, research, education and competence  Area of activity: o Development of business, innovation and SMEs o Reasearch o Educations, scholarships, prentice and youth entreprenuership o Balance between working and living o Social dialogue – dignitive work 2. Social inclusion, youth employment and poverty decrease o Area of activity:  Public health European challenges  Inclusion and strengthening of Romanys  Children and youth in risk  Participation of youth on the work market  Local development and poverty decrease 3. Environment, energy, climate changes and low carbon economy (pollution economy) o Area of activity:  Environment and eco systems  Renewable energy, energetic efficiency, energetic stability  Reduction and adjustment to climate changes 4. Culture, Civil Society, good management and basic rights o Area of activity:  Cultural entreprenuership, cultural heritage and cultural cooperation  Civil society  Good management, responsible institutions, transparency  Human rights – National implementation 5. Judiciary and Internal Affairs o Area of activity:  Refuge and migrations  Proper services and custody before the court  International police cooperation and a fight against crime  Efficient judical system, strengthening the rule of law  Family violence and gender-based violence  Prevention of accidents and readiness

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Financing information: A budget for this call is 15 million Euro. Criteria Leading partner: Any organization registered in “EEA i Norway Grants Beneficiary State” Benefited partners: Any organization registered in “EEA i Norway Grants Beneficiary State” and is from one of the following countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia. Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine; Experts can be all qualified entities in the donor country, in a non-EU country or from some of the international organizations. Project partners can be organizations, public or private, commercial or non-commercial and nongovernmental organizations and academies established as legal entities, including but not limited to: o Municipalities, organizations in partial or total ownership of municipalities; o Regions, organizations in partial or total ownership of the region, associations of the region; o Organizational units of the central government, organizations partly funded by central government units, state enterprises, state organizations; o Civil society organizations, non-profit organizations, social enterprises, interest associations of legal entities, foundations and endowments o Companies o Cooperatives (production, housing, consumption) o Social partners (Trade unions, sectoral associations, employers' associations, chambers of commerce and industry) How to apply: The concept note should be sent electronically via the website Counties with participation rights: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine. More information: EEA and Norway Grants Fund.

IMEP: Public invitation for funds allocation – New Voices The Independent Media Enhancement Program (IMEP) announces a continuously open call for applications for New Voices grants. The Independent Media Empowerment Program (IMEP) was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). New Voices grants will be awarded to individuals such as: independent journalists, role-makers, bloggers, photographers, critics and citizens who want to create media content (journalists - citizens), to create multimedia content. Applicants are encouraged to apply with project proposals that envisage the creation of media content that represents a critical view of the situation in BiH, promotes civic courage, activism, positive stories, calls for action and positive changes, and the like, which is in line with the goals of IMEP. The amounts to be awarded under New Voices grants will be from 2,000.00 to 5,000.00 USD. Eligible candidates for this Public Invitation are independent journalists (journalists who are not employed by a standard employment contract with any kind of media), photographers, actors, bloggers and citizens ready to create media content (citizens - journalists).

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Applicants who meet all the requirements may apply for multiple grants under this Public Invitation. This invitation is open to all potential applicants resident in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Complete invitation: New Voices More information: http://objavi.ba/aktivni-grantoviaktivni-grantoviaktivni-grantovi/aktivni-grantovi/

German Embassy grants in the cultural field Institutions and associations from Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Embassy of Germany in Sarajevo can apply for financial support for cultural projects. For this purpose, the Embassy has a form in two languages. This form must be fully completed, two responsible persons for the project must sign it along with the detailed financing plan (KM or €) in the original, submit to the Department of Culture of the German Embassy. If the decision is positive, then the contract between the contract holder and the Embassy is signed, and the support is paid. Project promoters are requested to take into account the following assumptions when applying: The cultural project must 1. have a strong significance of the relationship between BiH and Germany 2. have a long-term goal and therefore have a longer period of action, i.e. and after the event 3. have a focus on a topic set by the Embassy, thematic points of view can be found at the Embassy 4. be co-financed by its own funds or local sponsors Cultural project must not: 1. be supported by means of the Goethe-Institut or other public funds from Germany 2. last multiple years 3. be started or already comleted Project support money must be used for the actual cultural part of the project, e.g. a fee for a German artist who performs in BiH or runs a workshop. Printing of promotional materials (posters, flyers, etc.) for the event can be financially supported. Additional costs such as food for one performance can not be paid. The administrative costs must be borne by the project owner. Examples of supported projects are: – the performance / workshops of German artists at the manifestations of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian project carriers (eg Musica ad Hominem, the writers' association of BiH, the Sarajevo Kids Festival, Mostar Streets Art etc.) – Awards for winners in competitions associated with Germany eg (competition in written writing, theater competition, etc.) – transport of musicians and equipment for participation in important concerts in Germany You can find application forms and billing information on our website. Here you will find a sample of financial plan and support contract (to be able to orientate). Along with the application, an accompanying letter should be provided in which the project owner briefly presents (the date of foundation of the association, and so on, the number of members, the structure of members, how it is financed, etc.). Please submit your application in a timely manner, which means at least three months before the start of the project. If the Embassy needs to request additional documents, then they must be delivered within two weeks. Complete correspondence (including forms) is in German or English. More information: Cultural grants

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Grass Roots Projects grants (GAGP) For the first time in 1989, the Government of Japan launched a program called Grass Roots Projects (GAGP), a core project, in addition to the General Government Assistance Program of Japan. Since 1996. over 180 projects in the total amount of approx. 10 million EUR / 19 million KM were implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina under the GAGP program. Although both schemes aim to provide assistance to developing countries in order to help them meet basic human needs and address socio-economic challenges, GAGP is focused on supporting local communities or directly the population. GAGP grants are awarded to public institutions (municipalities and municipal public companies), primary schools, health centers or civil society organizations that implement relatively small projects. 2. Priorities Within the GAGP Japan program, it supports a wide range of projects that are based on basic human needs and those that are based on security. In Bosnia and Herzegovina most of the projects implemented within the GAGP fall into the following categories: – Demining activites help – Public Health – Education – Social Protection – Rural development 3. Applicants Eligible applicants are: public institutions (municipalities and municipal public companies), primary schools, health centers and local and international civil society organizations. Inadmissible applicants are: physical persona, central government organizations (eligible only in exceptional cases) kindergartens, research institutes, institutions of higher education, hospitals, political organizations, religious institutions. 4. Grant GAGP finances the construction and / or procurement of equipment and / or materials. All proposed materials, equipment and services should be purchased from domestic suppliers. Grants exclusively cover the costs of purchasing goods / services without VAT. Administrative and operating costs are not acceptable. The maximum amount of funds available per project is JPY 10 million (approximately 80,000.00 EUR or 156,000.00 KM), except for demining activities projects where the maximum grant amount can be over 10 million JPY. The GAGP will not provide financial support for projects such as cultural sporting events, business related activities, or activities related to religion. 5. Submission of the application and procedures to be followed: 1. Application Delivery The application is completed in local or English language and is sent by mail to the address of the embassy: Bistrik 9, 71 0000 Sarajevo. The application can be submitted throughout the year. 2. Verification and approval

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Upon receipt of the application, the Embassy of Japan examines the purpose, costs and expected socio-economic benefits of the project. For all projects that are taken into consideration, the Embassy will make pre-selection of those projects that match GAGP goals and Embassy staff will arrange a visit to the potential project area. The embassy will propose them to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, which is the ultimate institution for granting projects. 3. Grant Contract (G/C) Upon final approval, the Japan Embassy and the receiving aid organization will conclude a contract (G / C) that includes the name, goal and content of the project, the name of the recipient's organization, the amount of funds that will be provided through the GAGP and the item on the correct spending of funds. 4. Consumption of funds Subsequently, the Grantee User will conclude a Purchase Agreement (P / C) for goods and / or services with the supplier. The Embassy will review the P / C (or proof / calculation) to determine if it is the appropriate one. In principle, the duration of the project (time necessary for the purchase of goods and / or services) should be up to one year. 5. Reporting The Embassy will ask the recipient of the GAGP Grant to prepare and submit a report on the state of the project twice if it is a standard project, but if the scope of the project is bigger it requires a larger number of reports. Embassy staff can visit the project site to make sure the funds are used for the purpose for which they are approved. More information: http://www.bosnia.emb-japan.go.jp/BHS/EconomicGAGP.html

Issue 224 January 2018.

Dear Friends, If you are interested in Youth Resource Center Tuzla (ORC) and BIH Youth Network monthly informative bulletin posting your: invitations for joint activities and collaboration, activities information, job openings, appeals for help or support, public announcements and all other non-commercial ads, you can write to us on one of the listed addresses. Deadline for information submission for every upcoming edition is the 30th of the current month. Send your information for the monthly bulletin on these adresses: Omladinski resursni centar Tuzla Hadži Bakirbega Tuzlića 1 75000 Tuzla tel/fax: 035 258 077 e-mail: orctuzla@bih.net.ba hcatuzla@bih.net.ba The monthly bulletin is edited by the Youth resource Center – ORC Tuzla Translation of the bulletin: Stefan Cvijanović – Professor of English language & literature Network's website: www.omladina-bih.net Network's mailing list: posta@omladina-bih.net Webmaster: emir.delalic@gmail.com

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ORC & YN in B&H monthly bulletin No. 224 - January 2018  
ORC & YN in B&H monthly bulletin No. 224 - January 2018  
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