10th International Humanity in Action conference
1-3 July 2022, Berlin, Germany
I am grateful to have been part of the 10th International Humanity in Action conference under the title “Untold Stories“ that was held in Berlin. I had a privilege to see again old friends, participate in the deep and engaging conversations, listen fantastic discussions and watch amazing movies. Thank you, Humanity in Action! #hia
International Staff Week
2-6 May 2022, Angers, France
From 2nd to 6th of May, I attended the International Staff Week at the ESAIP, École Supérieure Angevine en Informatique et Productique in Angers (France). It was an amazing opportunity to meet with the colleagues from all over Europe. I had a chance to present the work of the Projects and Mobility Office of the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture and discuss important topics such as mobility, international cooperation, education and how to modernize it.
U.S. – Croatia Forum
April 2022, Zagreb, Croatia
I have attended the U.S. – Croatia Forum, an event to build upon three decades of U.S. – Croatia cooperation and accomplishments.
UNICEF CSR Academy “Better Business for Children”
December 2020 – March 2021, Zagreb, Croatia
I have attended the UNICEF’s CSR Academy, which is the first program with the topic of inclusion of children’s rights in everyday business and management in Croatia. Led by renowned CSR experts, the CSR Academy provided expertise on the impact of business on children and the steps companies can take to incorporate children’s rights into their business principles, practices and organizational culture.
World Youth Forum
14-17 December 2019, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Indeed, I found a piece of magic at the World Youth Forum (WYF) in Egypt with the
young people from all over the world. It was my first time in Africa and the logo of the Forum “Where Civilizations Meet” has overpassed my expectations.
I was honored to be part of this experience, exchange the ideas, and give a small contribution to this platform!
“1989-2019 the Awakening of the Mitteleuropa, Nostalgia for the Future”.
18 October 2019, Udine, Italy
Recently I attended the conference under the title “1989-2019 the Awakening of the Mitteleuropa, Nostalgia for the Future”. Great event and successful discussions in Udine Castle.
Western Balkans Alumni Association – 1st General Assembly
14-16 March 2019, Tirana, Albania
Western Balkans Alumni Association is a regional association of alumni who spent part of their studies funded by the EU education and training programmes. It is great to be part of this story!
The environment is changing. Why aren’t we?
25 September 2018, Čapljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Climate Diplomacy Week is dedicated to raising awareness of this important topic in the European Union and throughout the rest of the world. EU Info Centre in BiH has organized such event in Čapljina for the primary school students dedicated to foster dialogue and cooperation on climate change, present successful stories and encourage further action.
Travelling in Europe
29 August 2018, Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
EU Info Centre in BiH organized a series of educational youth gatherings, in the communities across the country, aimed to encourage BiH youth to visit Europe, to become acquainted with multicultural communities, exchange experiences with peers, enjoy first-hand experience of what the EU represents, embracing the common European identity and gaining knowledge of the EU. It has been a wonderful experience to be able to coordinate this activity in the Herzegovina region together with my colleagues.
From an idea to reality: Info Days on EU Programmes
23 July 2018, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
From an idea to reality: Info days on EU Programmes were organized to present the possibilities of the EU programmes Creative Europe, Europe for Citizens and Horizon 2020, was held in the EU Info Point in Mostar on 23 July. The Info Days were organized in order to provide information about available EU programmes in BiH for hundreds of participants and potential applicants.
Presentation on Erasmus+
13 July, 2018, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
As one of the events organized by the EU Info Centre across BiH, I have had an opportunity to present to the participants the possibilities offered by the Erasmus+ programme.
Civic engagament and activism workshop
5 July 2018, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Mostar Summer Youth Program (MSYP) is a free summer educational programme that provides youth aged 14-19 from Mostar and the surrounding area with opportunities to improve their self-confidence and key skills. Such an excellent experience to be able to share thoughts on civic engagement and activism with MSYP participants!
Third Scientix Conference
4-6 May, 2018, Brussels, Belgium
It was my pleasure to participate and help in the organization of the 3rd Scientix Conference that took place in Brussels, Belgium.
352 teachers, policymakers, researchers and project managers participated in the conference, making it one of the major networking events in Europe in 2018.
We are a welcoming Europe
European Citizens’ Initative – Migration and EU politics
from a citizens’ perspective
18 April 2018, Brussels, Belgium
While European governments are struggling to handle reception, equitable resettlement and integration of refugees, citizens across the European Union take action and come together to help fellow human beings. Due to ambiguity of the EU law, however, individuals and civil society actors who offer humanitarian assistance or shelter can face sanctions and prosecution. “We are a welcoming Europe, let us help” reads the title of the launched European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), the most visible and legally binding tool for direct democracy in Europe.
The closing event of the Pat Cox – Humanity in Action Fellowship provided an opportunity to discuss the Initiative and impact that European citizens can have on the EU migration policies.
Western Balkans Youth Conference in Pristina
26 – 27 March, 2018, Pristina, Kosovo
Ahead of the Western Balkans (WB) Summit scheduled in London this summer and in support of the UK’s agenda of building stronger societies, Western Balkans Youth Conference was organized by British Council in Pristina, Kosovo. The young people and youth organizations in the region were invited to, through a series of panels, presentations and working groups, and in coordination with RYCO, develop a set of policy recommendations and suggestions to be presented at the WB Summit. I am glad that I have had opportunity to participate in this conference as a Pat Cox – Humanity in Action Fellow and connect with the leaders from the WB region.
Albania’s New Political Activism: “Great expectations” or a Viable Perspective?
6 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Listening Endowment’s first topical public debate on the Western Balkans, following the extension of the EED’s democracy-support mandate to the region.
The EU and the Western Balkans: Will the Enlargement Strategy Paper signal a renewed EU commitment to the region?
February 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Participating in the event “The EU and the Western Balkans: Will the Enlargement Strategy Paper signal a renewed EU commitment to the region?” organized by the CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies).
Leveraging New Technologies to Transform Youth Political Participation
17 November, 2017, Tirana, Albania
Leveraging New Technologies to Transform Youth Political Participation was a regional event organized by OSCE/ODIHR and focusing on the intersection of youth, new technologies, and civic/political participation. The event was organized aimed to connect participants with experts who shared innovative/provocative perspectives in relation to new forms of civic and political participation. It was indeed a privilege to be part of this event as one of the representatives of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzergovina Youth Advisory Group.
Humanity in Action Summer Fellowship
26 May – 25 June, 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands
As a participant of the Humanity in Action Summer Fellowship program I have spent a month in Amsterdam and Berlin to learn more about the minority rights and multiculturalism, and the broader issue of identity, populism and political extremism in the European Union as well as the human rights in general. Humanity in Action is an international educational organization that educates, inspires and connect a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship in their own communities and around the world.
Meeting with Mr. Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the UK
6 April, 2017, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
As a Fellow of the British Embassy in Sarajevo and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, I had an opportunity to meet in person Mr. Boris Johnson in Sarajevo and discuss more about youth policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region.
Fellowship Program in London
19 February – 11 March 2017, London, UK
As a participant of the Fellowship program of the British Embassy in Sarajevo and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, I have spent last three weeks in London and Manchester with a group of BiH politicians, public officials, entrepreneurs, activists and scientists, where we had an opportunity to learn more about UK legal and political system.
Photos: Zoran Galic
Youth Affairs on the OSCE Agenda
13-15 February 2017, Vienna, Austria
It was my pleasure to participate at the meeting of the OSCE Group of Friends of Youth and Security in Vienna on 14 February upon invitation extended by the Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Spain to the OSCE.
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina Youth Advisory Group (YAG) Meeting
23 January 2017, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
With my YAG colleagues discussing about previous year′s achievements and upcoming plan for 2017.
Photos: OSCE/Vedran Pribilovic
23rd OSCE Ministerial Council
8-9 December 2016, Hamburg, Germany
It was my pleasure to participate as one of the representatives of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina Youth Advisory Group at the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council which was held in Hamburg, Germany. Youth are essential to strengthen security, concluded participants at side event #OSCEyouth speaking up: destination security.
Photos: OSCE/Jonathan Perfect
9th Annual Review Conference on Compliance with OSCE and UN
Security Commitments of Bosnia and Herzegovina
9-11 November 2016, Hotel Bristol, Sarajevo
World faces with dynamic and complex radicalization challenges. The workshop sought to foster a deeper understanding of the drivers of youth radicalization in the country and to generate policy recommendations aimed at decreasing the appeal of violent extremist groups. It was a great opportunity to hear thoughts from my colleagues, but also to share my own ideas and comments.
The role of youth in building a European future of the BiH and the region
23-25 October 2015, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Participating in the event “The role of youth in building a European future of the BiH and the region” organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of BiH.
Sarajevo Youth Summit
15 October 2015, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
I have had the amazing opportunity to exchange experiences about the relevant issues with the youth from the Western Balkans region. Summit was organized by the Youth Initiative for Human Rights.
International Study Visit in Bangladesh
December 2012, Dhaka and Sylhet, Bangladesh
In 2012 I have attended a leadership training
programme Youth Participation and Leadership implemented by the British Council. Aim of the programme was to strengthen the importance of the intercultural dialogue and community-led social development.
Active Citizens Training
13 April 2012, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Together with my colleagues I have organized a training with the 26 participants on the following topics: The power of questions, Affirmative research, Conflict Transformation and Personal freedoms. Training was supported by the British Council BiH.
Capacity Building of the Student Councils in Bosnia and Herzegovina
September 2009 – April 2010, in Rama, Mostar and Široki Brijeg (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Together with my colleagues I have organized a set of the workshops held in several municipalities and in city of Mostar to support the capacity building of the student councils in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was a great opportunity to hear thoughts from my peers and to educate them about various topics.