HELSINKI CITIZEN´S ASSEMBLY (hCa)
hCa YOUTH NETWORK
IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (B&H)
MONTHLY INFORMATION BULLETIN
"hCa Youth network in Bosnia in Herzegovina is an informal group of
hCa youth network in B&H mission statement was established at a strategic planning workshop in Kulasi from 11th until 17th July 99.
Hereby we are presenting to you the eleventh issue of the monthly
If you want to be included to our mailing list for next issues or you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact us. Also, we are happy to inform you that you will find this bulletin on hCa Youth Network in B&H web page, on following address:
hCa Banja Luka, Jevrejska 52, 78000 Banja Luka,
Enjoy your reading!
hCa YOUTH NETWORK IN B&H JOINT ACTIVITIES IN FEBRUARY AND PLANS FOR MARCH 2000:
hCa Youth Network in B&H implemented following activities during
-Evaluation of activities of the hCa Youth Network in B&H for 99 has
Beside this, we collected a great number of questionnaires for establishing database of our network. Member of Coordination board from Serb Sarajevo, Dimitrije Dragovic (UNO S. Sarajevo) started to work on creating this data base that will serve for informing all interested organizations and strengthening contacts between all youth network members. This activity should be finished during next month.
- Next issue of the TNT youth magazine has been prepared and will be
Editor in Chief of the TNT magazine, Zlatko Vasic from Bijeljina by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
-hCa Youth Network web page is set up on following address
For all information's you can contact webmaster, Denis Mihic from Mostar by e-mail email@example.com
- From 25th to 26th February 2000 in Bugojno we organized a meeting of the Coordination board of the hCa Youth Network in B&H. We used this meeting to plan joint activities for next two months and discuss some questions important for our future joint work. Informations and
-Thanks to support from Olof Palme International Center from Sweden we get 6 computers with modems that are given for use to 6 youth
-We continued our cooperation with Danish Youth Council (DUF) from
-B&H Youth Union from Sweden has been visited Banja Luka and Tuzla and we discussed possibilities for future cooperation and conditions return of youth people refugees from B&H, currently living in Sweden. Our guests from Sweden had opportunity to meet with several youth network members.
During March 2000, we are planing to organize workshop for fundraising and writing project proposals for members of youth organizations and groups from the network. We will organize distribution of the TNT youth magazine and continue with establishing contacts and cooperation with all interested individuals and organizations that can help us to organize our activities.
-hCa International Youth Network will organize international youth
THE MARTIAL ARTS CLUB BRCKO BRCKO
During February 2000, our Club was host to regular annual Assembly of JUJITSU UNION OF RS. Several members from our organization become delegates in various sections and that will certainly improve our work from the field of practicing jujitsu. We establish cooperation with master of REAL AIKIDO (the most efficient self-defense skill). We
We are using this opportunity to invite all interested people to contact as if they want some detailed informations or to attend demonstrations and seminars.
At the end of February 2000, 52 members of our Club passed exams for higher levels for JU JITSU.
YOUTH CENTER WITH A HEART MOSTAR
Hello to everyone,
Hereby we want to inform you that EKO project has been started under
What is the EKO project? This is ecological project and EKO is reminding us on its meaning. This project is gathering youth people from 11 to 20 years old and has a goal to develop an ecological
Plan and program are also a base for round tables and workshops on this subject. Art workshop is currently working and youth people by their artwork are presenting their enwiroment by drawings, acvarels, and similar work.
We are inviting all interested people to join us in this project. At the end of each month, we will organize competitions. For this month, competition is currently active.
Competitions rules are following: all interested people can send their
All people who wants to send their work can do that on following way: each work will not have name of author but code and envelope with name and last name, place (city).
Youth people will also decide about the most successful works since they are target group in this project. The best works will get awards .. First place 300 KM, second place 200 KM and third place 100 KM.
Art exhibition could be organized in other cities which depends from interests of all of you and we hope that you will contact us.
Contact telephone is ++ 387 (0) 88 318 738
Project coordinators are Denis Mihic & Anamarija Knezevic.
YOUTH CENTER GORNJI VAKUF/USKOPLJE
700 children's and youth people are now active in education and creative and recreate work (computers, English, German, music, drama, art, photo section, ecological and hitchhiking section, table tennis, and karate). We have a balance between Bosniaks and Croats children. This is organized in three months cycles.
Our club is organizing informal gatherings for 100 children's every day with various activities. Young volunteers are taking over groups of children in drama section, beginners groups of English language and computers and two new volunteers are participating in establishing biblioteque. This is all under supervision of teachers.
We organized teatre workshops in cooperation with Youth Bridge Mostar. We are preparing joint exhibition together with Center for education and entertainment from Jajce. This childrens exhibition (computers drawings) have a working tittle My future trough my dreams and will be organized in Gornji Vakuf/Uskoplje and Jajce. Guest will be baroque group Lagamba 3 from Germany.
Teen-group (15 young volunteers) have been planned their activities for next six months. Media center is preparing next issue of youth magazine OC Tribune. Theatre group is preparing performance White colorful world for the Spring Festival that will be held in Bugojno. Beginning of the project Third step as continuation of the project Second step stimulation of interaction and understandings between Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats, displaced people, returnees, children with problems and children from suburbs.This will be done with using of series of innovative activities imagined as the third step in direction of reconciliation.
We finished with preparations for opening of Internet club in Youth Center. Activists from Youth Center have been participated at seminar in Zenica strenghtening of social protection policy for Zenica and Gornji Vakuf municipalities. This seminar was organized by DFID and British Embassy.
We also participated in project Network 10, organized by Human Rights Office in Tuzla and Forum of NGOs. We started with developing of joint project which will consist from work with young womens from two divided municipalities Gornji Vakuf Mostar in cooperation with Youth Bridge from Mostar.
INDEPENDENT JUNIOR ZENICA
Activities that we organized during January 2000:
As the result of our cooperation with International Law Group on the
As a part of activities of Proni Institute, our organization has been
Activities that we organized during February 2000:
We organized meeting with SHL in PAX CHRISTI office. Subject of our
This youth magazine will be distributed in Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. All youth people that are interested to publish their article in our magazine are free to contact us by our contact address.
Our members have been participated at various preparation meetings for debate club, organized by KSZF. Our three members will participate in debate competition.
We have been participated at meeting of Circle 99 on the subject of
We are preparing our activities for upcoming municipal elections, during pre-election campaign as well as election day.
Continuation of study (third part) in Proni Institute. Our representative has been participated at Coordination Board meeting in Bugojno. Our organization get a help from APS (Austrian Peace Service) trough sending their two volunteer to us. First volunteer has been started to work in September last year and second in middle of January
Since Austrian Peace Service has a lack of presence in Bosnia and
You can contact us by above mentioned address. As soon as you contact us, we could make some arrangements for visiting of our volunteers to your organization and discuss our future cooperation.
YOUNG RESEARCHERS BANJA LUKA
NGO Young researchers Banja Luka is founded on 27th May 1999, in Banja Luka and registered as citizens association at Municipality Court in Banja Luka and since than is actively involved in various activities.
We have 32 members in total but 15 are very active and making decisions that are important for work in our organization.
Our headquarter is at Mathematical Faculty in Banja Luka. Program activities are:
- Strengthening, gathering and organizing youth people for
- Our contribution for implementing various social interests from the
- Organizing publishing activity for our needs;
- Presenting of science works from youth people to local and
- Contribution to rebuilding of educational system;
- Cooperation with interested educational, science, cultural and
- Developing ecological awareness by researching its rules;
- Protection of natural and cultural values and improving of life
Program activities are implementing through researcher projects in
During 1999, Young Researchers in Banja Luka implemented several researchers programs in the fields of geomorphology and hydrology in Novi Sad, where we participated in researching river and some other actions organized by other organizations. One of these joint activities was expedition Srnetica 99 organized by speleological association Ponir from Banja Luka.
Two young researchers has been participated at eclipse of the sun
These seminars are great experience for us and all members of our organization are informed about their program. At 1st December 1999, Young researchers Banja Luka became the member organization of NGO Forum in Banja Luka and have a important place in this institution, concerning youth questions. We established very good cooperation with other NGO's in B&H and abroad. We also establish good cooperation with Young researchers of Serbia
We will provide technical and scientific support to Esperanto
"Young researchers Banja Luka have been participated at 1st NGO fair in Banja Luka from 1st until 3rd February 2000 and we used this opportunity to introduce our organization to wide public. A lots of youngsters expressed their interests for joining our work and we got 12 new members age 16 to 25. This is the best recognition of existing this kind of organization, where youth people can give their contribution to environmental-scientific work and environmental protection.
We want to use this opportunity to thank to Austrian organization WUS, which supported us with computer Pentium II trough project S.L.I. (No. 99/20).
You can join to Young Researchers Banja Luka if you have a lots of
The address is:
Mladena Stojanovica no. 2, Banja Luka. You can use contact telephone 051/ 312-735. President of our organization is Dakic Miodrag. You can get all information about our association trough contact telephone 051/214-205. Contact person is Bjelic Viktor.
YOUTH CENTER KASTEL BANJA LUKA
During February 2000, HELLO NEIGHBOUR, Youth Center KASTEL started with some new and refresh some old activities. Some of our new activities are following: strip section that is gathering talented youth people from this field, video projection of youth movies, fishing as internal part of ecological section and chess tournament.
We started again with dance group and conversation on English. We finished preparations for basketball tournament for teams from youth centers in Banja Luka, Prijedor, Tuzla, Banovici and Bosanska Krupa.
We started with children's workshop, where they can learn English language trough playing.
Beside this, we prepared materials for issuing internal youth magazine Voice of Kastel. In cooperation with Little Prince and Save the Children", we started with art competition for the children from 1st to 4th grade in primary schools, with general subject of free expressions.
We established contacts with youth organizations from Italy and Norway and we discussed our future cooperation on joint project.
This year is difficult trial for us is because we did not solved our
HELSINKI COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN REPUBLIKA SRPSKA-YOUTH GROUP
At 16th February 2000, in Youth House in Bijeljina the freshmans night has been organized for the students of first year at Faculty for Export and Trade. Student's Union from Faculty organized this event for Export and Trade and Faculty of Economy in Bijeljina. This is a new
Organizing this freshmans night was the first assignment for this organization and it was successfully organized, despite limited financial sources. A great number of students where present at this event (around 180 freshman's and some of their elder colleagues).
First part of night, students showed their talents out of economy trough music, acting, fashion, and other. Thanks to Dean, Prof. Dragutin Mirovic, and his great wish to help students, we organized students competition, where 15 students got textbooks from school library.
During the night, Miss and Mister Freshmans have been selected. Second part of night was free and student organized great party until early morning hours. This event proved that Students Union leaders have great enthusiasm and support from their colleagues and professors and that students population can give a lot to their hometown. A student gained a lot's of attention from public with organizing this event. Unfortunately, it is not enough for the
Bijeljina is the town that does not have university tradition and there
Jasmina Ivosevic, a member of Helsinki Committee, has prepared this
DEMOCRACY CENTER "NEW HOPES" BIHAC
During February 2000, Democracy Center New Hopes Bihac organized regular activities in order to create the bulletin of our organization. This bulletin is consisting from presentation of our Center and its previous work since early beginnings, as well as basic informations about democracy etc. We are now collecting books as a part of action Give one book-read more. In this action citizens can give books to our library and become members of our Center in the same time.
There is an artistic exhibition in our Center where we are presenting 4 young artists, students of Secondary Art School in Bihac. They created the group under name 4-L 2000. We organized promotion of the 16th issue youth magazine Nepitani as multi-artistic night. We organized a meeting of German Association SHL with all youth organizations from Unsko-Sanski Canton in our Center. This meeting was organized with aim to introduce their new project and present plans for the future to youth organizations from this area.
Because of the big interests for the membership in our Center, we are
YOUTH ORGANIZATION FRIENDS LIVNO
During February 2000, we did not have some special activities beside our transfer to new offices. On 25th February 2000, our members entered new office. The President of our organization Jasna Burza wrote and send an application for the project "Round tables for youth people in Canton 10".
This project is consisting from 5 round tables that will be organized during next 6 months for youth people from the area of Canton
During March 2000, we are planning to search some new equipment
CENTER FOR YOUTH PEOPLE IN KAKANJ MUNICIPALITY-C.M.O.K.
At the beginning of February 2000, we had an active conversation with
It is possible that we will organize joint project at the end of this
These are some of the projects that we are planning to organize in next months. Center is open for meetings of our members every day from 9:00 AM till 22:00 PM and activity groups are organizing regular meeting once a week, while other members are spending their time watching movies, playing video games or doing some other things on computers and other equipment in our Center.
ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT YOUTH "UNO" SERB SARAJEVO
During February 2000, we continued with realization of our project which consist from producing mushrooms and soon we are expecting first results.
We have been participated at seminar organized by CARE
We worked on preparing our office and opening of youth club in Grlica.
In March 2000, we are planning to implement new healthy food project, producing eggs. In addition, we are planning to finish preparations for the project LINK which will create computers network of systems servers among hCa Youth Network members.
HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION "LITLLE PRINC" BANJA LUKA
During spring of 1998, a group of students decided to take an initiative
Our mission is:
collecting donations for children under 12 years old that are ill and
We are accomplishing our goals trough organizing various activities, such as: organizing humanitarian concerts and charitable parties, selling postcards with motive from the book "Little Prince", getting fond from private and public enterprises trough donations, cooperation with international and local organizations that are helping to us to implement our goals, cooperation with primary and secondary schools and faculties, influence on public opinion trough media, round tables, marketing and other activities, education of our members trough various seminars.
Since now, we collected and distribute financial aid for several
We are currently working on project "And we are the children of
If you are interested for our work in any direction, please do not hesitate to contact us.
C.A. OUR CHILDREN ZENICA
We succeeded to establish the contract with Employment Bureau in Zenica and we started with computer's course for 60 students. In period January-February, we started with new course cycle that will be
During February 2000, in organization of youth parliament "Our children" Zenica we discussed draft of Law about public security and Peace and draft of Law about social protection of refugees. We send our remarks to Expert's Service in Zenica Doboj Canton Assembly. We are expecting their answer.
Youth press continued with regular informational programs at RTV Zenica, twice a week about questions that are interesting for youth people. We finished with distribution of diplomas for students that successfully finished training for tone-masters in "Musical Studio" Our Children Zenica. This training was organized during 6 months.
At 24th February 2000, we organized regular Annual Assembly of the C.A. "Our Children" Zenica. From 24th until 27th February 2000, we participated at IRC workshop.
Report from hCa Tuzla Musical Initiative from tour Denmark
As a part of WIRED project that consist from exchanging of musical
After Copenhagen, we are going to Roskilde, where we had opportunity to visit museum and to see sound exhibition. That was an interesting connection between modern techniques and computers with special designed devices, constructed to conjure different sounds on different ways.
During the same day, we had an opportunity to visit rooms where their
One thing that positively surprised us is hospitality in local club and the way they treated with groups that are playing in the club, food, drink, etc Of course, night is finishing very late and we are going to sleep to the office of young socialists that offered us place without charge. In the morning, we are late for first train to next city Odense, but in next 20 minutes, we are catching next one.
This relation from Roskilde to Odense is important because in one part we traveled trough underwater tunnel. Finally, we are coming to Odense. We are immediately leaving our things in local musical organizations and going to look their working conditions which are even better from the previous that we saw. After that, we are going to explore musical equipment stores in the city. Finally, before the evening, we are starting with sound check sound-check, and we are preparing for performance with local band. There, we are meeting some Bosnian people and they are very interested for our music as well as all informations about youth people and possibilities for returning of refugees to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and conditions in our state.
After rehearsal, we are going to have dinner and after that, we are starting with concert. 16 September is playing first, Unholy from Odense is second, and evening is finishing with musical group Revolt from Banja Luka. DJ was resting there. Concert was solid, with good number of people who came to listen us. There we find out that we appeared in local newspapers.
After finishing this concert, we are helping to unpack equipment and we are leaving to our night lodging. That was a new youth hostel with
There we learned something about negative side of tour. Local organization that took over responsibility for organizing our concert have totally inresponssible people that did not showed up at all, so our hosts from Copenhagen managed somehow to fix that. Concert was also held with one local hard core band with not so many publics. Again, we meet a couple of Bosnians and ex-Yugoslavs. We have to take care for food and our equipment. We had several hours to look around the city and to see Hamlet castle from distance. One worse thing that we faced after concert and that was sleeping in rehearsal room or floor and tables in kitchen.
However, we are repeating again, everything was new for us and that
Personally, we do not know if there is narcomany here and how much, we did not saw that (that could be also our prejudices about this kind of places), but we were supprised how youth people here are good organized. They are taking care all together about this place and you can see all around an excellent graffites, they have rehearsals rooms, every two weeks they are printing agenda for happenings in concert hall, in the basement they have good organized system in kitchen etc. We have had a little misunderstanding with local hosts about equipment but during 3 hours, we solved those problems. People are coming to this place in late night hours, so our performance started around 11:00 PM.
That night, we played without local groups and this place gave to us the best atmosphere during whole tour. This concert was recorded on audiotape thanks to best tone master that we had during whole tour. Some of us are staying here with DJ BOX, some are leaving to private party in Copenhagen, and some people are going to sleep because they where very tired.
Next day, 16 September and DJ BOX are playing for Bosnian people that are living now in Copenhagen. We organized this performance in Cultural Artistic Association of Bosnian people in Copenhagen and around 300 people came to see us. We were a little bit disappointed with public that expected prewar music from us.
One funny situation was happened when one of the visitors asked DJ if he have some other music. When he said that he do not have it, he offered his CD to be played on gramophone. Organization was similar like we used to have in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a lts of improvisation with equipment. But still, positive thing was that there were people who were interested for our music as something new that we brought into their lives. This was the opportunity for establishing some broken links with families.
After finishing this performance, some local girls took us to see some parties in Copenhagen. After all, this is one wonderful experience. Next day, we are packing our bags and going back to our homes and freedom.
YOUTH CENTER IPAK SIMIN HAN
We are still organizing English and German language classes in
Our Center will soon found scout group, which already existed before in Simin Han. We already established some links with scouts from Germany. We organized one musical festival, which gathered a lots of youngsters and some youth people get valuable presents. Our members are preparing to participate on seminar about gender relations that will be organized by CESI from Zagreb. Center is still open for all youth people every day, except Monday.
During February 2000, Postpesimists from Tuzla implemented following activities:
we started with a humanitarian project that is directed only
In the March 2000, we are planning to start with theater trainings and after that, we will organize one theater performance. If you need some more detailed informations about these projects, you can
ASSOCIATION OF ENGINEERS BANOVICI
During February 2000, we implemented following activities: we started
MUSICAL GROUP 16 SEPTEMBAR TUZLA
Musical group 16 September from Tuzla has been visited Denmark during February 2000, on musical tour together with Revolt from Banja Luka and DJ. Box from Sarajevo. Musical tour started at 2nd February 2000 leaving from Tuzla to Budapest and further to Copenhagen. We had six concerts.
First concert was at musical festival Copenhagen Living organized by
After Copenhagen, we went to Roskilde, Odense, Helsingor, and again to Copenhagen. In mentioned cities we saw and experienced positive and negative sides of Western life. Somewhere, the performance was good organized but somewhere not. However, looking everything in global that was one wonderful experience and now we know that we can do it better.
In Copenhagen, we had an opportunity to play for Bosnian refugees that are living in Denmark. Some of them were disappointed with our performance because we played our songs, and they people are living from prewar music and prewar stars from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Can you imagine our feeling to be between two sides?
Boys and girls from Sarajevo and Banja Luka also had good performances during our musical tour, so we are discussing our future cooperation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tour has been finished at 13th February, when we came back to Tuzla.
16 September is planing to go to studio and record new material as soon as we get some donation. In addition, we will play in Tuzla at 11th March 2000, together with two Danish musical groups. They
YOUTH CLUB "LIPA LIPNICA
Young guitarists from youth club Lipa from Lipnica have some progress and learned a lot's of things. They showed that at concert that was held in Lipnica. Now they are preparing themselves for something better and bigger, as they said to us, but further details are still secrets.
Rest of youth people from our club is busy with the project Colors
Following organizations have been participated at this meeting: Ecological movement Zenica, Ecological association EKO- Neretva from Jablanica, Ecological organization Old oak from Novi Travnik, Democratic Youth Center from Laktasi and Banja Luka, EKO Green from Tuzla, and representatives of Youth club Lipa and Green Action from Zagreb.
Next activities are realization of project "Colors 2000 and usual local
DRAFT THEATER TUZLA
In February 2000, we continued our work on children's drama school,
Besides children from our children's drama schools, we signed up 6 new members, interested for theater art to Draftici. They are working on theater play: Dugonja, Trbonja, i Vidonja and that will be first
During conversations and meetings that we had with representatives of local and international organizations that are interested for investing in culture, we have some promises for help in continuation of our work. Performance that we are preparing have a tittle: Fly, colonel, fly (Bulgarian writer Hristo Bojcev). We hope that this performance will have it's premiere during spring.
ASSOCIATION OF CROATIAN YOUTH RAVNE BRCKO
From the bigger activities of our Association during last month, we are
The most successful step in this period we could present renovating our cooperation with Radio Ravne Brcko and continuation of broadcasting Youth Program at this radio. We establish contacts with youth organization Mladost from Ljubljana and we agreed that they will visit us next month. We started with recording promotional documentary film about our Association during March 2000. Trough our Association, cycle of documentary movies about hCa Youth Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina, from Samedin Kurtalic as the author will be presented at TV Brcko.
During March 2000, we will establish better communication with Club of Martial Arts from Brcko and open martial arts school in Zovik Gornji.
During March 2000, we are planing to organize one football tournament in Brcko.
H.C.A. "CHILDREN'S LAND TUZLA
First part of 2000 in TTC Telex are reserved for children's
The performance has its commercial side and all money is directed to further normal functioning of our Center. This will realize our plans to become self-sustainable project. The participants in this performance, our teenagers are gaining motivation for further active participation in the activities of our Center. Together with these extra activities, we are organizing regular work of our sections: computers, music, and video, English language course and counseling service.
YOUTH HOUSE TUZLA
During February 2000, Drama studio PAT" has been performed the
CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH PEOPLE KONJIC
Center for children and youth people Konjic is actively working also in
There are following sections organized till now: theatre, journalist's section that have a goal to start Club magazine, computer's club, art-club, and literary section.
Founding and work of this Club is according to merit of two girls,
Training was held with a name "Leadership Adventure" and helped them to built their own organizational skills and management, increasing of their enterprising level and learning democracy. That resulted with founding Youth Club in our Center, as one more section for helping youth people trough our programs. Leaders of this Club founded their own program that started with realization with our help and then they received support from donors.
HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION "LITTLE PRINC" BANJA LUKA
YOUNG RESEARCHERS OF BANJA LUKA
MILENIUM NVO SRBAC
YOUTH ORGANIZATION CENTERMRKONJIC GRAD
INFORMATION'S ABOUT DONORS:
CANADIAN FUND FOR BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
General aim of work is strengthening civil society trough local community development; groups or individuals, as support for all fields of voluntarily work. The project should satisfy one or more mentioned goals of total Canadian Program in Middle and Eastern Europe, with special emphysizing of democratic institutions and transition processes to market economy.
Types of projects or activities that are not suitable for financial support are following: payment studies, travel costs, study trips, and international scholarships, materials or other supplies bought directly in foreign countries or current organizational costs (rent, electricity, heating etc.)
Money limit for receiving donations is 10 000 Canadian dollars or approximately 12 000 DEM.
For guidelines of making project proposals and all further information's you can contact Canadian Fund directly:
Mr. Almir Tanovic