Foundation Boris Divkovic from Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with CIS (Centre Party International Foundation) from Sweden organizes annual political educational program intended for the young adults from the liberal political parties of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Croatia, Montenegro and Republic of Macedonia. The Academy consists of tree modules, one of which includes a study visit to the EU Parliament in November 2016. The outcome of the Academy is to have participants prepare the implementation of the projects by the end of the Academy. The goal of this Academy is the empowerment of the young, politically active, adults with the knowledge and skills useful for their further political engagements not only within their political parties, but in the overall politics of their home countries as well. A special attention is drawn to the education that is in accordance with the liberal political ideology, history and methods in which it manifests in the regional countries.
The first module of the Academy was held in Mostar, and the program covered the topics that relate to the history of liberalism, democracy and the rule of law, the new political culture as the condition of the socio-political transformation, the political systems and the ideological spectrum of the regional parties with the focus on liberal ideology, human rights and democracy, the transitional justice, the role of youth in the politics and the promotion of the liberal political culture, as well as the organization of the youth in the liberal political parties and harmonization of politics, documents and activities in accordance with the liberal political ideology.
The lectures, experts in political science, include Dr. Nedzma Dzananovic Mirascija, Professor and Dr. Nermina Mujagic, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Sarajevo; from the field of philosophy Dr. Tarik Haveric, Professor, Department of Law, University of Zenica; from the field of theology Alen Kristic; expert in human rights, Ena Bavic, comes from the Civil Rights Defenders organization from Sweden; and from the field of political act of young liberals, the lecturers included Vedrana GUjic from LYMEC and Ivan Nekic from NHS.
The important segment of this political academy is the practical component of interactive lectures and workshops during which the participants have had the opportunity to individually create the programs and activities important for their own future political engagement. This academy has also given the possibility of meeting young members of regional political parties who share the same political views and thus help strengthen liberal political practices in the region.
The participants of the Regional Liberal Academy are: