Youth At Risk




The main goal of the Project is development of partnerships and creation of systematic care for youth at risk in the Balkans, for the purpose of prevention of any and all forms of risks (health, social, economic). It is the Project's idea to empower the funcionality of youth offices and to conduct trainings for local interest groups where concepts for creation of systematic care for youth at risk will be introduced. We plan to assemble Councils for Youth at Risk in 15 cities in Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The purpose of the Councils will be to create networks and maintain a continuous dialogue on the subject of youth at risk among civic society, citizens, institutions, organizations and decision makers. In order to secure a consistent and coordinated action of civil society organizations on national and regional level, we will organize public events, media and internet campaign, and publish a manual on youth at risk during the lifetime of the Project. At the end of the Project, we plan to organize national conferences on youth at risk in the three partner countries, as well as the Balkans conference in Serbia, in which expected participants will be the representatives of newly formed CYRs, ministries, NGOs and stakeholders.

LOCATIONS:


Srbija: Zaječar, Niš, Kragujevac, Užice, Novi Sad;

Crna Gora: Podgorica, Kolašin, Bijelo Polje, Herceg Novi, Bar

Bosna i Hercegovina: Bihać, Banja Luka, Foča, Goražde, Ilidža

Slovenija: Ljubljana


National Conference "Youth at Risk”


On January 19, 2012, Partnerships in Health organized the National Conference "Youth at Risk” in Hotel Hollywood Ilidža.

On this Conference, the results of the activities of the project "Youth at Risk” were presented. 50 participants attended the Conference, including representatives of Councils for Youth at Risk from Bihać, Banja Luka, Ilidža, Foča, Goražde, as well as representatives of organizations and institutions which partnered with PH in implementation of the project Youth at Risk.

Mayor of Ilidža municipality Senaid Memić made the opening speech, in which he pledged his unconditional support to implementation of this and similar projects aimed at improvement of living conditions and status of young people. Following a brief presentation of the project Youth at Risk by PH Director Ms. Aida Kurtović, TOC’s  director Mr. Goran Radisavljević and Ms. Dunja Šmitran, the representative of Ministry of Civil Affairs BiH made opening remarks, after which the representatives from the five cities in which the project was implemented presented the results of project activities that had been conducted on the local level.