HELSINKI CITIZEN´S ASSEMBLY (hCa)
hCa YOUTH NETWORK
IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (B&H)
MONTHLY INFORMATION BULLETIN
hCa Youth Network in B&H Mission,
Here you can find the information about the activities of some of the youth organisations and groups-members of this network and their plans for the future period.
From this issue we will change the content of the bulletin a little.
We added a new part, Donors, that could make it possible for you to find some financial resources for some of your projects.
The introduction of this bulletin is shorter, so that there will be more space to describe the members and their activities. If you would like to be on our mailing list in the future, or if you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know.
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ACTIVITIES OF THE NETWORK IN NOVEMBER AND PLANS FOR DECEMBER ´99
- We organised a Co-ordination board meeting of hCa Youth network in BiH in Bijeljina, 12th and 13th of November, where we established network codexs and co-ordination board codexs.
At the meeting we also discussed some other questions which are very important for the future hCa Youth Network work to be successful.
- We made the revision of members of hCa Youth network.
- TNT magazine No 3 has been printed and distributed.
- We started preparations of the second youth campaign of hCa Youth
This campaign will be realised through: radio jingles which will be played at every radio station in BiH; stickers with the campaign messages which will be distributed all over BiH; and campaign postcards (as a New Year card), which will be send to all relevant Bosnian politicians, International and local organisations, etc. Among the youth organisations that are members of hCa Youth network in BiH, we opened a reward competition for the ideas and graphic design. The competition will be open until 6th of December 1999.
- We started the questionnaires investigation evaluation among the youth organisations members of the hCa YN in B&H. The aim of this
The information from the database will be used for capacity building and for professional educating of youth organisations who needs further education and strengthening.
- We also started with preparations and distribution of the evaluation
- From 28.11. to 05.12.1999, in Prijedor we organising the third
Next training we will be organised in January 2000.
- One of the network co-ordinators, Miralem Tursinovic, visited
At the meeting participated representatives from: Youth club Sun
We informed representatives of the youth organisations about the aims and goals of the hCa Youth network, and we also got information about the work of Youth organisations in Zvornik. The meeting was very successful, first of all because that all representatives of youth organisations who were present at that meeting expressed a wish to sign into hCa Youth network BiH.
- Within the frame of the co-operation with other youth organisations
At the conference will be around 60 participants: Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Greece, Bulgaria, Denmark, Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Romania, and other European and Balkan countries.
If you have any questions, or you need more information about hCa Youth network in Bosnia and Herzegovina, please contact any of our members, or hCa youth co-ordinators.
Helsinki Citizens Assembly (hCa) Banja Luka
Youth Centre Gornji Vakuf
During November, besides regular activities of the 12 sections of
- The group of young volunteers are organising in Y.C. The Halloween
- Members of the women group Youth Bridge from Mostar were having two days workshop of creative writing for children and youth.
- We successfully finishing a yearly project Teachers in separate
- Approved a yearly project Third step (workshops of strengthening of
- Presentation of youth magazine YC Tribune, written and edited by the members of Media Centre.
- We made constructive meetings with a lot of local and international
- Our members participated in a roundtable in Sarajevo with the subject Future of NGO sectors in BiH, and also participated in a seminar in Travnik where we were talking about law and regulations of humanitarian organisations and association of citizens.
- Two of our members participated at the training for support of youth
- We organised a football tournament between soldiers of SFOR and
- Two of our young girls participated at the weekend seminar Game,
Plans for the next month:
- Finishing three-month cycles, testing and presenting of what had been learned, giving diplomas.
- Preparations for the New Year celebration (children and youngsters are decorating the Centre)
- The professional evaluator from Belgrade will come in our Centre and
- Organising a farewell party for UMCOR volunteers who spend us 16
- Activities in project Youngsters and dependence - roundtables,
Association Youngsters of Third Millennium
In association M3M, besides difficulties that is normal for lot of new
For example 27.11. (Saturday) we had a roundtable in Maglaj titled
The aim of this meeting was to clarify the problems of inter-entity co-operation, and by starting initiatives together to find strategies for solutions.
After investigation of problem and needs of youngsters that are by our
We believe that we will realise at least a big part of our desirable aims.
The donor of this activity is Know How Fund.
Organised by OSCE (offices in Doboj and Zenica) together with OST
Within the frames of our basic activities, contributing of inter-entity co-operation, and generally because of our high opinion about all activities of hCa youth network, we are very interested for active participating and contributing in all projects of network.
In one part of the letter about our activities I had mentioned a lot of
The reason for our bad material situation is non-solidarity from other local NGO, because we were formed in a bad period of the year and that we didnt succeed to collect necessary equipment. Because we had started from clear zero and that we dont have anyone behind us, we are satisfied with our results. But in a period when we have more activities, lacking of the mentioned equipment is a big handicap, and that influence a little bit on the moral as well.
That is why we are asking all youth organisations, and other domestic
Rock group Bad time Banovici
During the November 1999 the group had worked on following activities:
Performance for a celebrating manifestation of 50 anniversary of
Participating on a concert Tuzla solo artists 16.11.1999
Finished recording of single In dream
For December we are planing concert with dancing group No limit
ASSOCIATION OF CROATIAN YOUTH RAVNE - BRCKO
Most of our activities in November were concentrated on finding the
In the past month we have done three Youth program radio shows on the radio station Ravne - Brcko.
We now have the contact with the organisation Proni, who are active in area of Brcko district, and we arranged a course of English language for members of our association. The course will run in two cycles. The first one will start in the first part of December and there will participate
In Brcko is formed Youth Parliament, where the members of our
We have participated in a show dedicated to youngsters in this area, it
DEMOCRATIC CENTER NEW HOPE BIHAC
In the past period Democratic Centre New Hope from Bihac has organised a lot of activities for citizens USK. We were guests, but also hostess of a seminar, meetings, conferences, roundtables and a lot of other activities.
In the period from 24.10 - 24.11.1999 the Centre had the following
Organised a lot of press conferences (OSCE, SFOR, BSP, SDP, LBO, etc),
Seminars: The role of clergy in children raising - seminar for young
Education theatre Mostar
The role of manager - seminar for NGO
Women can do that, women in politic - seminar for women
Youngsters and sex tolerance - seminar for youngsters
Showed document movie The lights in the tunnel
New stories and continuing of co-operation in project Humanity and
Printing of posters Democratic network of USK
Participating in a seminar in Prijedor (27.11. - 03.12.1999) organised
Courses: English culture and civilisation
English as a world language
English language history
Organised training of local CARE personal from BiH, Croatia, Macedonia,
Organised meetings of managers of Democratic Centres New Hope, BiH, Sarajevo,
In Vogosca we organised the first meeting for making of reports about
Participating on a meeting in Banja Luka, newspaper redaction,
Distribution of working materials, newspapers, brochures,
Giving information to citizens (returnees, refugees), privatisation, law
Reading rooms open place for informing of public with newspapers from BiH and the world.
Support to young artist, music groups and individuals in recording of
Guest of Democratic Centre was also Alen Islamovic, ex vocal singer of
We hope that the Centre activities can organise and help to all citizens
For all this activities we are thankful to Semir and Hana, who are enaging themselves for a happier future of youngsters of BiH.
KUD HALIL MRSIC GORNJI VAKUF
Invited by the association B - H from Linc (Austria), association of
First concert in this turn was in Linc (Austria).
In Sweden we had 5 concerts: in Gislaved 2 concerts, in school for pupils and our people from Bosnia, Jonkopingu, Norkopingu i Kalmar.
In France we had concerts in Lons, Gijon, Turnus, Rems and Paris. For us in Gornji Vakuf the most important was a visit and a concert in the Europe Council in Strasbourg. At this concert were chefs from parliament delegations who had the regular meeting that day.
So the whole turn took 17 days, we had 12 concerts, and travelled 7838 km.
We continued the co-operation with association that we have had until now, and we got in contact with several new association in Sweden and France.
The most important result of this turn is of course that we have got money for a cinema, which Gornji Vakuf really needs. Momentary in town there is not any cinema that could be use for public meetings.
For December we dont have any planed activities because there is no heating in the rooms where we are practising.
THE UNION OF STDENTS IN ZENICA´S FACULTYES
The Union of students in Zenica´s faculties momentary is working on a
If you know some people who can help, let us know. We have a working place and some equipment. That would be only radio for youth but also open for all organisations to editing some of their radio shows. Young bands would have an opportunity to promote themselves trough this radio.
INDEPENDENT JUNIOR ZENICA
In past period Independent Junior worked at following activities:
starting of education in Proni Institute for social education from 31.10
We were on a working meeting Problems of education system in BiH,
27.11.1999 we were participating in a roundtable organised by M3M on the subject Importance of entity co-operation in bettering the process of democracy.
Plans for December:
Participating in workshop Strengthening of capacities, organising by
ASSOCIATION SANUS PRIJEDOR
First and most important we should notice that all phone numbers in
Sanus now have a new phone number 052 (059) 232 828 and new fax number 052 (059) 233 939
From activities in Sanus we can give next:
The visit by a Swedish organisation NBV, with whom we since last summer had co-operated very well with in the project Drugs in the world.
We were participants in a radio show bridge in Feniks radio (anyway
The subject of the show was Where is Bosnia going after Dayton.
One of the members of Sanus was participating in a seminar organised by IBHI in Prijedor on the subject Social questions and human rights
We are present at a meeting with IMTD in Mostar.
We are still struggling with limited space, but that is still not
We are preparing for realisation of two new projects. And finally you can see Sanus at the Internet.
Our address is: www.prijedor.com/sanus
YOUTH CENTER CASTLE BANJA LUKA
After longer time Youth Centre KASTEL is sending report for bulletin in
What happened in Youth centre in the past time, besides the regular activities that were planed for 1999, was the following:
preparing of newspapers for youth, contact with group of young people
Organising of tournament in football for members of our centre, organising of picnic and going to a swimingpool and cinemas,
organising of workshops about implementation of Declaration
We are preparing mini tournament in basketball for youth centres that are supported by org. Terre des Hommes.
One of key aims for next year is to continue the implementing of Declaration of children rights.
Next year the budget of youth centre is lower so we will have to find new donors who would be interested to support youth org. with the same or similar orientation like is youth centre KASTEL.
We would like to say that we are confirming our membership in hCa Youth network.
REPORT OF GORAN RANILOVIC - CENTER FOR YOUTH KOZARSKA DUBICA
Goran Ranilovic is in Sweden to visit Peace Questu, where he is
For needs of this information bulletin, we are sending some of his impressions during his visit in Sweden:
I am the member of association of citizens Step from Kozarska Dubica, who are mostly working on PC education, languages schools etc. My first contact in Sweden was with people working with conflict management, human rights, questions about UN etc.
General Peace Quest is a peace organisation who are working with many different committees, like Balcan committee, Committee for Middle East, for White Russia, Zambia, Estonia, and of course UN committee etc.
For this last two months I had been working in Balkan and UN committee.
We had several workshops about situation of today in areas of ex Yugoslavia, and especially BiH. I visited approximately 10 high schools and one University in Upsala where we organised a roundtables about the before mentioned subjects.
About the organising of Swedish youth org, all of them are in the network LSU
- National Youth Council of Sweden, who are co-operating with the
We didnt write last time because most of us werent here. Most of the
Katarina Ceranic participated in the Millenium Young Peoples Congress in Hawaii from 20.10 to 02.11.1999. She represented BiH and her organisation as well. At the last press conference in Los Angeles she had an opportunity to have a speech on behalf of young people from Europe.
About our projects we just finished the recording of the movie that we had started two months ago. The working name of the movie is Priblizavanje (getting closer together), the reason for the title is
That movie is about our opinion of human rights and life here. But the problem now is that we dont have enough money to finish it (we need 5000 DM for montage).
Our new phone numbers are 078 357 534 (Katarina Ceranic) and 078 356 689 (Ljilja Tunjic).
ASSOCITAION OF INDEPENDENT YOUTH UNO SERB SRAJEVO
Association of Independent Youth UNO Serb Sarajevo momentary is
Also we have an idea to start a Internet centre for youth of S.Sarajevo, which should free of charge for the users. This project is still in the starting process.
The representatives of UNO were in Vlasenica on CARE´s fundraising training organised for youth organisations from eastern part of RS. This training will continue in Visegrad and Bijeljina (in December 1999 and February 2000).
Also in December we would like to continue very successful co operation with OSCE and UNHCR and to organise one more conference about uniting of youth organisations in BiH.
In December we are planning to move into one part of our new rooms and probably we will start with preparing of opening of a new office in S.Sarajevo. For adaptation of this space and buying of necessary equipment we need help approximately 8000 DM. Those rooms will probably, in a future, be use for youth radio station UNO XL, which is one of our projects.
TESLIC YOUTH UNION (OST)
Teslic Youth Union has in this past period worked on establishing of
We had working meeting with organisation Youth of Third Millenium from Zenica where we were talking about joint future projects.
The bad thing for our organisation now is that our president is now in the army and in this next year he will not be with us.
Besides mentioned activities we were participated in making human developing report organised by IBHI. One of the ideas that we had to open a youth community in Teslic, finally seems to be realised. The community is registered and we hope that a lot of young people in Teslic will get involved in this project.
Besides that we are helping young sport activists and high school pupils in realising of some of their ideas in this town. Teslic is still one small and closed town and it is very difficult for young people to stay motivated and to believe that they can steel change something in better. In situation when we all living by very low social standard, youth in Teslic usually spending their free time without any aims. We have a lot of unemployed people in town. But we will not give up of our activities and we will try very hard to engage youth and make more activities with which they can spend their free time.
DRAFT THEATAR TUZLA
In the last month Draft theatre are working with Draftici, with
In the same time assembly Draft Theatre is preparing a new project named Leti pukovnice, leti (Hristo Bojcev). For this project we had an audition, after that the director Dragan Tesic chose 8 actors who will work on this project. First training will be in the start of December.
YOUTH HOUSE ZENICA
In November we continue to work, by the program for 1999. We have done the registration for fifth and last working cycles in this year. In
After regular sections work and several handdolls shows in Youth Home we didnt organise any special extra lesson in November. But we would like to say that the Video section participated in a film festival of
In project Independent earning of money an art workshop is making New Year cards, and graphic design section is preparing printing new issue of Lastavica for MCCK. We are using this opportunity (if we can make a commercials this way!) to offer to interested youth organisations beautiful cards for next holidays.
Those who are interested can contact us on e - mail address:
YOUTH CLUB LIPA LIPNICA
The representatives of the church Hjaretpunkten from Sweden had
Project with green action from Zagreb also named as Colours of 2000, is now in preparing phase and searching for donors.
The 28.11 our two representatives went to Prijedor for a workshop about Non-violent communication, organised by hCa Youth network in BiH.
In second half of November, exactly 28th ODL had organised a meeting
Plans for December:
AGENDA 21 - Lipnica (program for developing and protection of
In plans for December is also a rock concert.
The end of December is like last year, also this year planned for Santa
SCOUTS TROUP RAINBOW LJUBACE
Scouts troup Rainbow Ljubace organised 7.11.1999 detachment scout multi competition Ljubace 99. Multicompetition was organised in area of MZ Ljubace and Husino, and there were around 50 scouts and mountains trekkers.
Groups of scouts had competitions in the following
Orientation sprinting (5 km ) Cvorologija
Competition in making tents
Sending of scout messages
Cultural - entertaining program
Those who were best got diplomas and awards, and all had lunch.
YOUTH ASSOCIATION OF RED CROSS TUZLA
In co-operation with the Cantonal organisation of red cross and the
The members of Youth organisation RC also were participated in computer education. All members of this organisation now know the basic in computers. This project is organised by federal co-ordinator of youth of Red Cross.
With all this activities December was very successful month.
RADIO CLUB KREKA T91BMN TUZLA
Like we already said in our last report that in areas around Tuzla was
21th of December, the miners Day is in front of us, exactly today when we are writing this report (29.11.1999) there will be a meeting of President and there it will be decided about the organisation of the mentioned competition.
Proposition of this radio amateur competition where will participate radio station from BiH with prefix T9, and also all citizens all over the world, by announcing it on the address:
where you can also find the results of the competition. And on our web sites on the same address there is information that could give you a lot of knowledge about our organisation.
UNION OF SCOUTS OF ZENICA MUNICIPALITY
For Zenica´s scouts November was full of activities:
The widening of our organisation resulted in starting of activities on
Scouts from Tuzla had made one day visit in our town, where the children from Tuzla (6 - 11 years old) together with children from Tuzla had spend some unforgettable days.
20th of November was organised orientation competition on town level
Scouts from federal part of BiH had started the first post-war newspaper Scout whose first issue is published this month. Redaction of this newspaper is from Zenica where is done the complete DTP checking of materials for the next issue of this newspaper.
Our members are participating in traditional November Meetings, organised from 26 to 28.11.1999 in Banja Luka. This is the first big meeting of scouts from whole BiH after the war.
In this competition had participated 30 teams from Yugoslavia and BiH, and besides scouts from Zenica, from federal part of BiH there also participated scouts from: Mostar, Tuzla, Sarajevo, Hrasnica and Ilidza.
Momentary this Scout movement is present in our town in 8 primary
YOUTH CENTER PINKLAND BANOVICI
In November we had a lot of extra activities besides our regular
Youth centre Pinkland had participated in:
Opening of cultural manifestation,
The night of KUD Litva Banovici
Folklore dancing festival from 6 towns of BiH
Presentation of Y.C. Pinkland that it goes every year, on Youth centre
According to the program of presentation of Y C there was organised a
We have a good critics on our work and presented program and all of it
Also during November the dancing group of our centre No limit participated several times in handball games in our sport hall in Banovici.
We also had a sport competition in small football an table tennis
For December we are preparing
a big New Year program for all users of our centre and the same will be
YOUTH HOUSE TUZLA
Youth House Tuzla had worked in next activities in past period:
drama studioPAT is preparing multimedia project named Samovnik 1, whose premiere is expecting around 15th of December.
At the same time is prepared a children show Zvrcka za lopova. The premiere will be around 20th of December.
Besides that intensively is working on project Grad.
FORUM OF CITIZENS TUZLA - URBAN CULTURE
Urban culture didnt have any very important activities in the last
The plan is to involve Urban culture in celebrating of New Year night,
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