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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 April edition of the monthly bulletin. At the moment this movement accounts for 184 organizations and 115 individuals from 75 places across B&H. 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 NGO sector (donor invitations for projects, conferences, seminars, tuitions, scholarships etc.). If you wish to be on the mailing list for the upcoming 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 April 2018 activities..................................................... 2 May 2018 plans .......................................................... 8 Network's members' activities.................................... 9 Announcements/information/donors/invitations .... 17

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ORC/HCA ACTIVITIES IN APRIL ROUND TABLE “EMBRACING DAMAGE” Youth Resource Center Tuzla, within the National Campaign "Embracing damage", organized a round table in Sarajevo, April 9, within the project "Divided past - Joint future". The project leader is OKC Banja Luka, along with 19 other partners - organizations from the Western Balkans and Turkey, and financed by the European Union. The round table invitation was addressed to the representatives of the civil sector, the authorities, the media and the business sector from Sarajevo and the surrounding area.

The round table was held at the business center "Networks", starting at 12:30. The introductory speech at the round table was taken by Marinela Szymańska (SEEYN Education and Resource Centre Sarajevo). Miralem Tursinović, director of the Youth Resource Center Tuzla, spoke about the importance of the project, informed the participants about the current activities and the campaign's goal so far - the importance of the participation of civil society organizations in the process of reconciliation in the countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey. The research "Process of reconciliation in the countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey: a qualitative study" was presented by Jasmin Jašarević (PRONI Brčko). The research was carried out in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania and Turkey. The survey included the views and opinions of citizens, representatives of the public, private and civil sectors on the process of peacebuilding, reconciliation, and the role of the civil sector in these processes.

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“Civic Laboratory for Social Innovation“ A workshop named "Civic Laboratory for Social Innovation" was held on April 27 in Vitez, organized by the Youth Resource Center Tuzla, and in cooperation with the youth association "Enter" from Vitez. The participants were greeted and welcomed by: Mario Bošnjak Matić - MP of the SBK Assembly, Ivica Keser President of the City Council of Popovača City and Ivica Petrović Deputy Mayor of the City of Popovača, and the workshop was attended by Marija Grabovac, Assistant Mayor of the Municipality of Vitez. The workshop was attended by fifty participants, and it was led by Slobodan Blagovčanin from ORC Tuzla and Ivan Sajević from Youth Association "Enter" Vitez. The aim of the workshop was to work on social challenges on the way to regional reconciliation and creation of innovative tools for achieving peace. During the workshop, the participants have worked on and then presented the following topics: Crossborder cooperation of the business sector, social enterprises and influence on events in the region; The role of the business sector, governmental and non-governmental sector in the cross-border cooperation of the countries of the Western Balkans; The importance of youth exchanges for dealing with the past, reconciliation and the future in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region; The absence of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Peace or not?; The involvement of the media, public institutions and citizens' associations on social issues. This activity is part of the Divided Past- Joint Future project, implemented by ORC Tuzla in cooperation with OKC Banja Luka, with the financial support of the European Union.

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“Forum theater” training in Vitez Within the framework of the project "Youth for Better Future", supported by the US Embassy in Sarajevo, a five-day training on the topic of forum theater took place in Vitez from April 25 to April 29. Training organized by the Youth Resource Center Tuzla, and in partnership with Youth Association "Enter" Vitez, gathered 25 young people from Brčko, Tuzla, Doboj, Vitez and Travnik, who were selected after previous trainings, which took place in the aforementioned cities. Trainers at this training were Miralem Tursinović and Jasmin Jašarević, who passed through the theory and techniques of the forum theater with participants during a five-day training. The first day of training was focused on building the group, and the rest of the training was based on the theory and techniques of the theatre of the opressed. On the second and third day of the training, the participants worked on techniques of building the ideas, scenarios and character of Forum Theater. In a non-formal and innovative way, participants learned how to create a scene for a forum theater, and how to present the theater of oppressed (forum theater), and thereby, together with the audience, try to get to the solution of the problem presented in the scene. With the mentorship of the trainers, the participants carried out the performances on the last day, that they created during the workshops, thus demonstrating that the acquired knowledge can be used for practical purposes and independently hold a forum theater, with problems from their local communities. The participants expressed their satisfaction with the acquired knowledge and techniques at the training, and decided to hold a forum theater as a continuation of this training in their local communities.

Training of Trainers – Transforming narratives – Den Haag In the Dutch city of Den Haag, from April 8 to 15, training for trainers was held named "Transforming Narratives". The training brought together 25 young people from countries of the world and Europe, mainly relying on young peace builders from conflict and post-conflict societies. During the intensive seven-day training, young peace builders had the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills, and to become acquainted with the new approaches

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to peacebuilding, especially when it comes to transforming narratives. The representative of the Youth Resource Center Tuzla was Slobodan Blagovčanin, and his participation, with our organization, was supported by the UNFPA Bosnia and Herzegovina. The training was carried out by the United Young Peace Builders Network (UNOY), and in the next month, it is a task for the participants to transfer their knowledge to their local communities through youth education.

EU Youth Conference – Sofia, Bulgaria In April, the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia was the capital of youth, as the Youth Conference of the European Union gathered over 250 participants, who worked together on the creation of 11 strategic goals, which will go towards the European Commission for the next EU strategy towards youth. Thanks to the UNFPA of Bosnia and Herzegovina and other Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries, young people from these countries also took part in this conference, who took equal participation in the creation of the aforementioned goals. The next conference is scheduled for September in Vienna, when young people will have the opportunity to make suggestions for concrete activities that could be done, following the strategic goals of Sofia. Representative of the Youth Resource Center Tuzla, but also of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the conference was Slobodan Blagovčanin.

Youth Group of ORC Tuzla UMiD Learn, Think and Act (UMiD) is a one year training organized by the Institute for Youth Development KULT, Sarajevo. In the period from April 27 to April 29, third out of ten modules was held. The module was attended by members of the Youth Group of the ORC: Samira Aličić, Merima Čokić and Mario Mrkić. UMiD is a training that offers participants the opportunity to gain selfconfidence, perceive their abilities and potentials, and develop a sense of responsibility in society and gain the skills of teamwork and leadership. Training is an officially recognized form of non-formal education that gives young people the opportunity to acquire different competencies, which will make them competitive in the labor market, and the program consists of seminars, practical exercises and volunteer work. UMiD is intended for young people aged 15-30. It enables young people to become active leaders in their local community and help solve youth problems, meet new friends, learn new skills, socialize and improve themselves.

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Topic of the third module is Policies for youth. Module Summary: • The difference between policies and strategies • The content of policies towards young people • How to create a strategy for youth / Youth policy • Laws on youth in B&H • Presentation of young people at the international level The goal of this module was to enable trainees to apply the legal provisions on youth in B&H when seeking their rights in the community, to get acquainted with the ways of getting involved in the decision-making process on issues concerning young people, recognize the elements of good or bad policy towards youth in their local government in order to act, recognize the problems and needs of young people, and become acquainted with the steps for developing a strategy for youth / youth policy, which represents the way to improve the position of young people. Knowledge of youth policy includes understanding of basic terminology used in areas such as youth policies, youth policy mechanisms, youth councils, etc. It also implies understanding of the importance of the applicability of institutional mechanisms for youth organization and care of young people, and awareness of the importance of their existence for young people.

"The Impact of Anti-Corruption Education on Changing the Perception of Youth on Corruption" On April 20, in the premises of the MIOS Training Center, second Anti-Corruption Youth Forum in Bosnia and Herzegovina was held in Tuzla on the topic "The Impact of Anti-Corruption Education on Changing the Perception of Youth on Corruption". The purpose of the Forum was to open a youth dialogue on the perceived level of corruption in education in B&H, in which areas it appears, how it manifests itself, and how anti-corruption education affects the perception of youth on corruption.

The Forum organizer is the Association CROA, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID B&H) and the Anti-Corruption Network of Civil Society Organizations in B&H - ACCOUNT. The Forum was attended by representatives of the Youth Group of ORC, representatives of the Ministry of Education, educational institutions of the Tuzla Canton, the academic community and the media. Moderator of the Forum and representative of the Youth Resource Center was Emir Karamujić.

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Global Youth Service Day On the route Stupari - Hiking lodge "Javorje", on April 21, 2018, an action of collecting garbage and marking already existing hiking tags was held for the occasion of the Global Youth Service Day. The action of collecting garbage, tagging and hiking was modeled according to the modified version of popular activity - called “plogging”, which implies running and collecting garbage. The goal of the project is to clean the hiking path and raise awareness on preserving the environment, mark the hiking tags in order to increase the safety of hikers, as well as the innovative combination of sports activities with socially beneficial work. The project was implemented by YES Alumni B&H and Youth Group of ORC Tuzla. Representative of ORC Tuzla was Emir Karamujić.

New Age Conflict Transformation – Vršac, Serbia From April 12th to April 19th, in Vršac, a training seminar for capacity building of the Conflict Transformation Network was held within the project "New Age Conflict Transformation". The training seminar gathered representatives of partner organizations in the project from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovenia, Romania, Turkey, Kosovo and FYROM, with the aim of building the capacity of the network focused on the transformation of conflicts in the virtual and real world using innovative approaches and methods. Participants of the seminar also worked on communication skills on social media and social media marketing. The project "New Age Conflict Transformation" is co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union. The organizer of the training seminar is an organization from Serbia, Balkan Urban Movement. Representative of ORC Tuzla was Emir Karamujić.

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REGULAR ORC/HCA TUZLA ACTIVITIES During April we worked on sustaining and development of coordination and communication within the Youth Network in B&H (www.omladina-bih.net). As a part 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 and 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 B&H. Also, our project team continued applying to projects.

ORC/HCA PLANS FOR MAY 2018 Press conference “Embracing damage� Within the project "Divided Past - Joint Future", implemented by 19 organizations from the Western Balkans countries along with Turkey, the National Campaign "Embracing damage" is being implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Campaign, which has been running since February, is being implemented by the Youth Resource Center from Tuzla and so far we have organized training for 20 young people from Tuzla, flash mob and planting of a time capsule, as well as the round table in Sarajevo, followed by a press conference for the media. The latest campaign activity is the Press Conference to be held in Banja Luka on May 11, 2018th, starting at 11:00 in the International Press Center at the Hotel Bosna. During the press conference, we will present the results of our campaign, but also familiarize the public with the Qualitative Study: Process of Reconciliation in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Civic Laboratory for Social Innovation Within the project "Divided Past - Joint Future", implemented by 19 organizations from the Western Balkan countries together with Turkey, Civic Laboratories for Social Innovations are being implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the end of April, the first Civic Laboratory was realized in Vitez, and on the 17th of May of the current year, the second one is planned, which will be held in Tuzla. The Laboratory will bring together 50 participants from various spheres of interest, who will work together to make conclusions and recommendations for further steps of the "Divided Past - Joint Future" project. The project is implemented by the Youth Communication Center Banja Luka, and it is supported by the European Union.

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YOUTH NETWORK'S IN BIH MEMBERS' ACTIVITIES St. 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

Creatives from Blažuj in the service of disabled and ill people Institute for the Youth Development KULT, within the framework of the realization of Local Civic Initiatives in the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina, supported the activities of the Association of Disabled and Ill Persons Blažuj. The premises of this association are located in Blagaj, and it is area of work-occupation therapy for many fellow citizens who have some form of disability or illness, but also for those who support the cause means better life and quality time spent. With the support of professional staff they participate in the process of making upholstered furniture and decorative items and thus it is easier to overcome everyday life.

Currently, in these premises within the local civic initiative implemented by the Association, and financially supported by the Institute, there are decorative pillows, ottomans and small chairs. They are made by members of the association, and after being finished, they are handed over to those who need it most. Local Citizens' Initiative (LGI) is action, citizen activity aimed at improving the situation in the local community and the society in which they live. Citizens can engage in initiatives individually or

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collectively, with the aim of pointing out specific problems and solving problems in the community in which they live.

Young activists from ten countries build better tomorrow for new generations The Institute for Youth Development KULT is part of the initiative "Active Youth - A Step towards Common Changes". This initiative will gather experienced youth workers and activists from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovakia, FYROM, Croatia, Kosovo, Albania, Greece and the Czechia with the aim of more active participation of young people in the public and political life of the community. The goal is to initiate young people in these countries and to motivate them to be more active and give more contribution to the changes that are necessary for this population. If we want real changes, we need to start with a change in youth awareness - it is a starting point of initiative.

Online activism, human and civil rights, the introduction of the obligation to go to the polls are just some of the topics that young activists will deal with during the duration of the initiative. Young activists will attend four-day training, be part of the local action, but also create series of recommendations on how to get to the better position of young people. The first team meeting to lead the whole initiative was held on April 13, 2018 in Sarajevo, and a public call for the selection of young activists to be part of the initiative's implementation will be announced at the beginning of May. The initiative is implemented by the Youth Development Center, YouthWach Association from Slovakia, Intermedia from Serbia, COSMO from Montenegro and the Institute for Youth Development KULT, with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

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YOUTH ORGANIZATION “SVITAC” St. 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 Youth Organization Svitac continued its daily activities in April. 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. The younger participants made various educational, spring, decorative and imaginative things with help of local and international volunteers. Creations have been made on various topics this month, and some of these creations are: origami flowers, dog and crane, forest and domestic animals and differences between them, hand dolls from sandwich bags and birds from geometric shapes. This month the participants practiced the song "Rain Falls, Grass Grows". The material used in the workshops is a color carton, collage paper, wooden and greasy crayons, scissors, glue, tinsel, wooden sticks, decorative paper, plasticine, wool. The other part of the workshop is intended for relaxation, refreshment, yoga, sports and various competitive games. The goal of these activities is that children develop their imagination and use various materials to express their creativity, and to develop motor skills, a sense of tolerance and respect for others, and adopt good behavior. The participants of the second workshop (14:0015:30), aged 8+, were participants in various activities. Monday is a creative expression day where participants made creations using various materials. Some of these creations are: decorative jewelry boxes, and wool and ribbon bracelets. On Tuesday, the participants practiced English and everyday communication, and various games that enhance learning English in a group and teamwork. This month they were practicing how to send a person or object somewhere, using adjectives, and worked with flash cards on the topic of marine animals. On Wednesday, they worked on the Turkish alphabet and the basics of introducing, at Thursday's sports activity "Svitac Adventure Board Game" and a Friday workshop of German language. The goal of these activities is to encourage the participants to develop their imagination and to express their creativity, develop motor skills, feelings of tolerance, respect for others and adopt good behavior. The workshop coordinator in April was Adin Midžić with the assistance of local, Weltwaerts and ERASMUS + international volunteers. All activities are held in the Youth Center of Brčko District.

"Let's talk German" - workshops for communication in German with native speakers German language workshops are held twice a week in the premises of the Youth Center Brčko District. The workshops are held in the following terms: Thursday - for beginners A1 level (16:30-17:30), A2 level (17:30-18:30), and for B1 / B2 (18:30-19:30). German language workshops are intended for anyone who wants to learn the basics of grammar and improve the existing knowledge and gain new experiences.

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The A1 group did hours, phrases from daily routines and cafe orders. A2 worked on more complex phrases from daily routines, how to present themselves at a job interview and how to order food in the restaurant, while the advanced group B2 dealt with family relationships and advantages and disadvantages of paying in cash, online or with a card. Project coordinators are international volunteers from Germany.

Guitar workshops The participants of this workshop continued to practice etudes of Fernando Sor, Matteo Carcassi, Roland Dyens, Thierry Tisserand, Francisco Tárrega, a few new pop songs of their own choice ("Sweet Dreams", "Little Things", "Fragile"), melody and harmony of jazz standards "Freddie Freeloader" (Miles Davis) and improvisation on the given harmony.

Samba workshops The group continued to work on the composition of the work title "Perodactyl". Another electric guitar was added to the section, and two new transitions were developed and an introduction to the new composition at a faster pace.

WORLD LIFE EXPERIENCE Youth Organization Svitac was visited by the group of participants of the World Life Experience project from 10th to the 15th of April (https://www.worldlifeexperience.com/). It is a group of 11 young and enthusiastic people from all over the world who are chosen to travel together all over the world and get to know the culture and history of the places they visit. In addition, they also spend some time volunteering in the local community they are currently in. This time in Brčko they supported the work of the Youth Organization Svitac, and spent six days with employees and volunteers, helping them in the preparation and realization of various multicultural and educational activities for children and youth.

Spring festival For the International Earth Day, Youth Organization Svitac, in cooperation with the Glossa German language center Brčko, 20.04. organized a Spring Festival in the Youth Center. The guests had the opportunity to watch the fun program, prepared by local and international volunteers of the Youth Organization Svitac and the employees of Glossa. After the program, two stations for the age of 7+, team games and creative workshops were held where the participants had the opportunity to try to make paper floral creations. The Spring Festival is completed with refreshments and socializing. For May, the continuation of all regular workshops of the Youth Organization Svitac is planned.

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PRONI Center for Youth Development St. Mehmedagića 24, 76100 Brčko distrikt BiH Tel./Fax: +387 49 217 695 E-mail: pronibrc@teol.net www.pronibrcko.ba

Domestic violence Representatives of PRONI Center on 10.04.2018. participated in the work of the Round Table: "Domestic Violence", where they presented their work and achievements in the field of protection of the rights of women, children and victims of domestic violence. We congratulate the associations of Gender Brčko and IPA Brčko on the organization of this activity.

Empowering citizens to participate in public policy making PRONI Center participated on 20.04.2018. in the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina project: "Empowering Citizens for Participation in Public Policy Making" aimed at strengthening the capacities of target groups of citizens for the purpose of their more efficient involvement in the public policy process of the Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project consists of training that contains three modules and the active participation of citizens in the decision-making process.

Understanding criminal offenses committed out of hatred and discrimination On April 27, 2018, we were present at the first training module organized by the OSCE, entitled "Understanding criminal offenses committed out of hate and discrimination". This is the first module of a total of three, which will be held in the following period. Our representative was Harun Šabanović.

Bicycle race Belgrade – Banja Luka The first stage of the 12th international bicycle race "Belgrade - Banja Luka" was completed on April 28 in Brčko. The race was supported by PRONI Center for Youth Development and LVS Brčko & LVS Bijeljina, in a way that we provided 12 volunteers who were deployed along the stage and provided support to the police in the insurance of the race. The race had more than 200 competitors from 32 countries of the world.

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Training on the topic of advocacy On 06.04.2018. PRONI Center Youth Development held a training for the members of the Youth Council of the Federation of BIH, members of the Youth Council of the Republic of Srpska and youth organizations from the Brčko District of BIH held a training on the topic: Advocacy.

PRONI Center in Sarajevo as Contact Point BIH Erasmus + YOUTH PRONI Center as Contact Point Erasmus + YOUTH for B&H participated on April 23, 2018. at the meeting, after the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of youth between the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BIH and the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic, with the Director of the Department of Youth Ivan Hromad. The Ambassador of Slovakia to BIH Martin Kačo was also present at the meeting.

PRONI at the meeting on harmonization of the regulations of the Brčko District of BIH with acquis communautaire Commission for European Integration of the Brčko District Assembly of BIH with the support of the EUD/EUSR Office and the OSCE Mission to BH 19.04.2018. organized a presentation on the topic of harmonization of the regulations of the Brčko District of BiH with the acquis communautaire for the members of the Commission for European Integration and the Legislative Committee of the Assembly, the Professional Service of the Assembly of the Brčko District of BIH and representatives of youth organizations in the Brčko District of BIH. Representative of PRONI Center is the general manager of the organization, Jasmin Jašarević.

Round table: "Strengthening the capacities of CSOs for the social environment" On April 10, PRONI Center for Youth Development organized a round table titled "Strengthening the capacities of the CSOs for the social environment" where we hosted representatives of the Council of Youth of the Federation of BIH, the Youth Council of Republic of Srpska, the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BIH, the Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports , The Ministry of Culture and Sports of FBIH, as well as representatives from the Department for Education of Brčko Distrikt BIH and the Subdepartment for Support to Local Communities and NGOs. The roundtable discussed the experiences and achievements of organizing youth in B&H, as well as the improvement of the position of youth through the strengthening of the capacities of the Youth Council in BiH. The round table is supported by the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness.

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

In addition to ongoing activities that include: registering membership fees, helping Merhamet users (printing applications, appeals, various letters, photocopying), providing information, distributing humanitarian aid, designing projects and attending seminars, round tables and other sessions, we had the following activities in April: On April 2 round table on the topic "Improving the quality of life of the elderly", "Dignity Aging Network" was held. Activists of Merhamet Doboj attended this very popular topic and took part in the suggestions and ideas for this population.

On April 14 children attending religious school in the "Trnjak" mosque had a final exam, led by prof. Adil ef. Rudanović. The children acquired the knowledge of the Arabic language, and the youngest ones delighted us. Participants received the appropriate gifts, as well as the diploma for the second place for knowledge from the Qur'an, which we congratulate them on this occasion. The Islamic Community prize money, Merhamet's packages and the parents made children happy. We also congratulate the prof. Adil ef. Rudanović on an effort invested. On April 14 Merhamet's activists carried out the distribution of humanitarian aid, which, unfortunately, is getting smaller. We are fighting like lions to provide minimum humanitarian aid, which is, of course, very difficult, as there are fewer donors. This division includes about 300 families.

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On April 16 a meeting of the Local Action Group was held on the World Bank project "Prevention of Health Risk Factors in Bosnia and Herzegovina" (grant TF0A4795), and contracts of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of RS. With JZU "Institute of Public Health of RS". The mayor of Doboj formed the Local Action Group of the city of Doboj, in which the president of Merhamet, Avdić Faketa was elected, who will contribute to the work of "LAG"

On April 18 and 19 Avdić Faketa, activist of the Interreligious Council in B&H, attended a seminar in Banja Luka on the topic "How to communicate successfully". The seminar was very interesting and instructive, especially communication with the media. Participants from the seminar were from Banja Luka, Doboj, Bihać and Livno. The seminar was held at the Jewish Cultural Center, where the reception was very impressive. Four confessions: Catholics, Orthodox Christians, Muslims and Jews attended the Jewish prayer, which was very interesting because we enriched our knowledge and broadened our horizons. On April 25 the "National Minority Fair" was held in the Assembly Hall, where Merhamet Doboj was also present. Cultural and artistic societies, Doboj Majorettes, "Dance" Gračanica, KUD Prnjavor and other Cultural and Artistic Societies participated in the fair.

On April 25 a meeting of the Regional Merhamet was held in Banja Luka, where we summarized activities so far, as well as information for the upcoming Ramadan.

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INFORMATION / DONORS / INVITATIONS Survey: Youth against Violent Extremism Within the project "Youth against violent extremism," one of the first steps is research by which we want to find out why young people from Bosnia and Herzegovina decided to join extremist and radical movements. In the last few years, the trend of joining extremist and radical groups is visible among youth from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through this research, we want to find out the attitudes and opinions of young people on this subject. On this occasion, we invite you to take an active part in the first steps of the project aimed at youth from Bosnia and Herzegovina fighting against violent extremism. You can present your views, knowledge and opinions on this extremely important topic for young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina by clicking on: UPITNIK: MLADI PROTIV NASILNOG EKSTREMIZMA "Youth against Violent Extremism" is a partnership project of the PRONI Center for Youth Development, the Youth Resource Center Tuzla and the PAX organization from the Netherlands. The project is supported by the Dutch Embassy and MATRA project. We thank you in advance for your interest in contributing to a better and safer society for youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina!

Tuzla Community Foundation / Youth Bank - Call for youth organizations and informal youth groups YOUTH BANK is a program of support for ideas and initiatives of young people that in particular include young people in the life of the community, motivating them to participate in positive changes within the community. You are a young and member of a youth organization or informal group of young people from Srebrenica, Kalesija, Živinice, Lukavac or Tuzla. You have an idea by which you want to contribute to improving the quality of life of young people from your community. The Youth Bank of the Tuzla Community Foundation offers you the support to carry out its idea. OBJECTIVES Empowering youth in all spheres of their work. Empowering young people to make their own decisions and act in the local community. Strengthen the youth sector through strengthening the program and organizational capacities of youth organizations. FIELD OF ACTIVITY The Youth Bank Program is implemented by the Tuzla Community Foundation in the municipalities of Kalesija, Lukavac, Srebrenik, Živinice, and in the City of Tuzla. WHO CAN APPLY? Young people aged 15-30 Informal youth groups from the above mentioned municipalities (take precedence). Registered youth associations from the above mentioned municipalities.

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WHAT WE SUPPORT? Innovative projects from different areas of social life that respond to the needs of the local community and which directly influence the improvement of the position of young people. Projects promote civic activism and volunteerism and are based on volunteer engagement applicants. Projects are focused on solving specific problems or meeting specific needs in the community. We only support short-term projects lasting up to 6 months. Grants are issued up to 800 BAM. APPLICATION DEADLINE The invitation to receive applications in the first application round is open until May 27, 2018. HOW TO APPLY? You can apply only through the online application platform which is located on the website of the Tuzla Community Foundation. When applying, you can use the earlier project application form as a snapshot, as well as the instructions for completing an online application. After the online application is accepted, the applicant will receive confirmation of the receipt in the email in the form of a word document of the completed application, and you are required to submit the application within 7 day, signed and certified in two copies to the Foundation address: Pozorišna 13, 75000 - Tuzla (personally or by mail). If you need support when completing the online application, you can contact the Office of the Tuzla Community Foundation at the telephone number 035 362-830 / 831 or by e-mail: For Lukavac on obl@fondacijatz.org For Kalesija on obk@fondacijatz.org For Srebrenik on obs@fondacijatz.org For Živinice on obz@fondacijatz.org For Tuzla on obt@fondacijatz.org PLEASE read the detailed information, instructions for completing the online application and criteria.

Grants of the Government of Japan 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 Assistance Government Program of Japan. Since 1996. over 180 projects in the total amount of approx. 10 million EUR / 19 million BAM was 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 to 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. Priorities Within the GAGP Japan program, it supports a wide range of projects that are based on basic human needs, and that are based on security. In Bosnia and Herzegovina most of the projects implemented within the GAGP fall into the following categories: – Help with demining activities – Public healthcare – Education – Social protection – Rural development

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Applicants Eligible applicants are: public institutions (municipalities and municipal public companies), primary schools, health centers and local and international civil society organizations Ineligible applicants are: natural persons, central government organizations (eligible only in exceptional cases) kindergartens, research institutes, institutions of higher education, hospitals, political organizations, religious institutions Grant GAGP finances the construction and / or procurement of equipment and / or materials. All proposed materials, equipment and services should be procured 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 available funds per project is 10 million JPY (approximately 80,000.00 EUR or 156,000.00 BAM), except for demining projects where the maximum amount of the grant can be greater than 10 million JPY. GAGP will not provide financial support for projects such as cultural sports events, business-related activities, or activities related to religion. Submission of applications and procedures to be followed 1. Delivery of the application The application is filled in local or English language, and it is delivered by post to the address of the Embassy: Bistrik 9, 71 0000 Sarajevo. The application can be delivered throughout the year. 2. Verification and approval Upon receipt of the application, the Embassy of Japan checks the objectives, costs and expected socioeconomic impact of the project. For all projects that have been considered, the Embassy will make a pre-selection of those projects that correspond to the objectives of the GAGP and the Embassy staff will arrange a visit to the potential project area. The embassy will propose them to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the ultimate institution that approves the projects. 3. Grant Contract (G/C) Upon final approval, the embassy of Japan and the receiving organization will conclude a contract (G / C) that includes the name, goal and content of the project, the name of the recipient organization, the amount to be provided through the GAGP and the item on the proper spending of funds. 4. Spending funds Subsequently, the beneficiary will conclude a Purchase Agreement (P / C) for goods and / or services with the supplier. The embassy will inspect the P / C (or proof / budget) to determine if it is the same. In principle, the duration of the project (time required for the procurement 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 project status report, twice if it is a standard project, and if the scope of the project, the larger number of required reports will be greater. The staff of the Embassy can visit the site of the project to make sure that the funds are used for the purpose for which they are approved. More information on: http://www.bosnia.emb-japan.go.jp/BHS/EconomicGAGP.html

IMEP: Public call for the allocation of ad hoc grants The project is planned to award 4 types of grants: 1. New voices 2. Media mixer

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April 2018.

3. Media production 4. Ad hoc The main objectives of awarding grants in the IMEP program are: 1) Support the production of high quality content, strengthen the independence of the media 2) Improve the reach of the media to the users and communicate with them 3) Promote innovative approach and critical thinking 4) To contribute to a better environment for the work of media houses and journalists 5) Strengthen the capacities of journalists and the media and the application of professional standards 6) Promote gender equality, EU integration of BIH, equal rights for all and other issues of interest to democratization of BH society Ad hoc grants are awarded for unforeseen situations, for events that may occur, but do not necessarily fall under one of the above grant types and require urgent response / reaction. Amounts to be awarded under Ad hoc grants will amount to 5,000.00 USD. Eligible costs in this call are: • Transportation; • Security; • Production team; • Other justified costs directly related to the implementation of activities The proposed project within this Public Call cannot last longer than 6 months. The applicants for this Public Invitation can be journalists, groups of journalists, CSOs, private media (TV, radio, printed media and web portals), journalists-citizens or a combination of the above categories. Applicants can receive up to two grants within this Public Invitation. Media can also apply for Media mixer and Media Production grants as part of a media grant scheme, and citizen journalists can apply for New Voices grants. This Call is open to all potential applicants who are residents (natural persons) or are registered (legal persons) on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Complete Call for applications: Public call for allocation of Ad Hoc grants More information: http://objavi.ba/aktivni-grantoviaktivni-grantoviaktivni-grantovi/aktivni-grantovi/

Open contest for allocation of funds for raising the quality of tourist offer of Tuzla Canton The Tourist Board of the Tuzla Canton yesterday announced the third Public Invitation for grants for projects for raising the quality of the tourist offer of the Canton for 2018. 70,000 convertible marks were provided for these purposes. The public call envisages three programs. The first refers to projects for the development and introduction of tourism products. Others, among other things, envisage organizing public content, supporting ecological projects, and the third organizing of significant tourist, cultural and sporting events. "It's about 70,000 convertible marks and this is our third call in my mandate. We return all these funds for the development of tourism in Tuzla Canton. A positive story of tourism is being realized by all those who were reluctant to deal with tourism in Tuzla Canton at first ", said the president of the Tourist Board of Tuzla, Canton Tuzla Mirsad Gluhić.

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According to the criteria, legal and natural persons registered for tourist and catering activity, associations and NGOs from the region of Tuzla Canton can apply. "All those who work and operate, and they are registered in the area of Tuzla Canton can apply", said the leader of the Tourist Board Tuzla Canton, Miralem Mešković. Public Call is open for the next 15 days. Source: https://www.akta.ba

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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 addresses: 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 Bulleting edited by: Amila Selimbašić Translation of the bulletin: Emir Karamujić 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 & Youth NEtwork in B&H monthly bulletin 227 - april 2018 eng  
ORC & Youth NEtwork in B&H monthly bulletin 227 - april 2018 eng  
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