Boris Divkovic Foundation in cooperation with Centre Party International Foundation (CIS) from Sweden organized the II module of the second generation of the Regional Liberal Political Academy in Belgrade in the period July 03 to July 7.

The Academy participants are the young future politicians from the liberal parties of the Western Balkans. 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.

‘The differences and divergences in our region are in most cases the factor of separation, different countries, nationalities, names, religions. The participants of RLPA are the positive example of the method of joining the difference and promoting the equality of each individual. As the participants of the RLPA, our homework is to prevent the difference to cause the separation, and to use this knowledge for the promotion of all the citizens from the countries of our region,’ said Marinko Sinje, the participants of the second generation of the RLPA.

The second module program covered the topics that relate to the political campaign, the practical overview of the organization and implementation of the political campaigns. Also, the part of this module was also the visit to the National Assembly of Republic of Serbia where we had the opportunity to talk with the Assembly members.

In the past period, one more goal of the Schools in Connection project has been accomplished. Since the quality of the old internet connection did not fulfill the necessary requirements, the means for the reconstruction of the internet network for the Primary School Srednje have been provided in cooperation with the ONE WORLD citizens from Netherlands, our partner organization on the project.

The final goal of the investment is to have the internet network cover the whole school area, including the main building and the three regional schools, which means that the students, the teachers and the School’s management can, without any technical interruptions, carry out the activities related to the primary purpose of this institution, i.e. education. (MORE)

The second module of Boris Divkovic Academy of the Political Responsibility was held at the Franciscans Monastery St. Bonaventure on May 20 and 21, 2017 in Visoko.

The lecturers are the respectable professors, the representatives of the public and political scene, including: Prof. Dr. Vjekoslav Domljan, the University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Dr. Nasiha Pozder, Assistant Professor, The School of Architecture of the University of Sarajevo, Fr. Drago Bojic, theologian, Jasminka Bjelavac, Heinrich Böll Stiftung and Alen Kristic, theologian and a close associate of Boris Divkovic Foundation. (MORE)

With the visit to the Primary School Srednje last week, the activities on the project ‘Schools in Connection’ have been continued. Together with Izudin Karic, Project Coordinator, the Executive Director of the One World Citizens organization, Ms. Monique Van Dam, has also visited the school.

‘We have installed the licensed Office packages for the school as well as the Bit de Fender software for the laptops that are donated to the pupils of the Primary School Srednje and the regional schools within the Schools in Connection programme. This project has the educational form and it has helped this school to get adequate and good-quality equipment for the lesson organization’, said Izudin Karic.(MORE)

Boris Divkovic Foundation 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 October 2017. 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. (MORE)

15350484_557245274464040_4920861855756352439_nThe Academy of the Political Responsibility organized by Foundation Boris Divković was held at Franciscans Monastery St. Bonaventure at Visoko in the period December 9-11, 2016. The Academy promotes the responsible approach of the political act and presents the educational program for the young politicians, students of the political and other social sciences and NGO representatives who work on establishing greater political perceptions of youth and responsible politics in B&H.

The covered topics included: the general concept of the political culture, its development and importance, the dominant paradigm of the regional political culture from the perspective of conception of the world ethos, and also the religion as the underestimated place of the political socialization, the speech analysis, the discussion on politics of (lack of) culture as the assurance for the political success, the challenges of the cooperation between the politics, civil society and education, the media as the space for the manifestation and the formation of the political culture. (MORE)

It is our great pleasure to announce that the Public Call for the participation at the third Academy of the Political Responsibility has taken great interest. As we have received numerous creditable applications, the number of the planned participants has risen to 25. The list of the final participants includes the members from the various political parties, journalists, theologians and NGO activists, which gives grounds for diverse approaches to the topics planned for the Academy, as well as for the interesting discussions.

The Academy of the Political Responsibility is the part of the educational program of Boris Divkovic Foundation which aims to promote the responsible approach to the political act and to gather young adults from the different BH political parties and NGOs who wish to contribute in the establishment of the functional political institutions and democratic society.

The new political culture is the essential condition for the effective functioning of the political structures and the peaceful coexistence in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through the education of youth who represent a new generation of the politicians and through the discussions on the topics which are not common in the BH political scene, we can have an impact and introduce positive examples to the BH politics.

After successful realization of the two generations of the Academy (in 2014 and 2015), Boris Divkovic Foundation calls for the application for the third generation of Boris Divkovic Political Academy, whose educational programme is intended for the young politicians, students of political and other social sciences and the representatives of the non-governmental organizations which deal with the political perception of the youth and the responsible politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The goal of the Political Academy is to provide education that will prepare the young adults for the political act, while promoting the idea of dialogue, ethical and responsible politics.

More about this call can be found here.

PDF version of the call is available here.

wp_20161022_027In Sarajevo, October 21-23, European Liberal Forum (ELF) organized Regional Academy for the Liberalism on political communication and usage of social media in the campaigns. Co-organizers of the event were Boris Divkovic Foundation, Friedrich Neumann Foundation and Nasa Stranka, which also hosted the event. The regional academy gathered the participants from the political parties of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania.

The discussed topics covered the segments of: infrastructure of social media, targeting in message delivery, content advancement in political communication in social networks.14711642_1360489083963356_7206726406568623130_o

The lecturers in the three day event were Anika Snel (VVD), Josipa Brkić (Promosapiens, marketing agency), Nedim Jahić (Naša stranka), Branimir Lasničko (Promosapiens, marketing agency), Emma Fahlstedt (Centre Party) and Ellen Bijsterbosch (D66).

14559973_528670617321506_3119622793458076098_oFoundation 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. (MORE)

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. (MORE)

The second Political Academy Boris Divkovic was held in the period November 19 -22, 2015 in Sarajevo. The Political Academy Boris Divkovic is the educational program for the young politicians, students of political and other social sciences and the representatives of the non-governmental organizations which deal with the political perception of the youth and the responsible politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The goal of the Political Academy is to provide education that will prepare the young adults for the political act, while promoting the idea of dialogue, ethical and responsible politics. (MORE)

One World Citizens is Dutch organization that joins young adults at the international level and supports their impact in local communities. The aim of the organization is to help young people get educated and active in the field of socio-responsible entrepreneurship, good-quality education, employment and future planning for all 10 to 30 years old, in cooperation with the municipalities, companies and entrepreneurs from various countries. The main motive of the Organization is to TOGETHER WITH THE YOUTH create a better tomorrow for everyone. Boris Divkovic Foundation and One World Citizens organization have started their cooperation on project WE GROW TOGETHER, where our goal was to support the youth in the entrepreneurial development and leadership training.

On Sunday, September 6 2015, Boris Divković Foundation organized a seminar Public politics and the youth in the premises of the Youth Council Stari Grad.  We talked about the participation of young people in the decision making process in the local community, public lobbying, planning, executing and evaluating campaigns expected to be led by young people who wish to be candidates in the elections or start campaigns of public lobbying related to a specific problem in the local community. (MORE)

Boris Divkovic Foundation will organize panel discussion on topic ‘The Consequences of the National Homogenization Process’. The aim of the panel discussion is to emphasize the importance of conciliation, coexistence and compassion, as well as to analyze the burden of culture of remembrance still carried by the young generations. The discussion will take place on June 1 at 6 p.m. in Banja luka, at Banjalucki Paviljon Staklenas, Petar Kocic park.

The participants:  Srdjan Susnica, Banja Luka  |  Vibor Handzic, Sarajevo  |   Snjezana Grbic, Banja Luka  |   Predrag Kojovic, Sarajevo

Moderator: Sonja Kusumovic, Prijedor

Celebrating the European Year for Development, Boris Divkovic Foundation has been invited by the partner foundation CIS (Centerpartiets Internationella Stiftelse) to participate at the two-day event organized by the ENoP (European Network of Political of Political Foundations) in Zagreb. On the first day, March 31, 2015, the conference on European development programs has been organized, where it has also been discussed about the contributions of Republic of Croatia, as the youngest EU member. Added to this, the roles of the civil society organizations in the negotiation processes for the accession of Republic of Croatia to EU have also been analyzed, as well as the roles of the political foundations in the processes of democratization of the society. On Wednesday, April 1, a round table was organized at the Croatian Parliament, where the working documents on the experiences of the political parties and the civil society organizations have been presented, together with the roles of the political foundations in that process, especially in the transitional countries of the South-Eastern Europe.

Croatian political foundations have participated in the event organization, including Novo drustvo, Medjunarodni edukacijiski centar and Zaklada Hrvatskog Drzavnog Zavjeta.

ENoP is the network of the political foundations that counts 63 member foundations which are close to party families represented in the European Parliament.

Boris Divković Foundation participates in the panel organization as part of the   Female Side of Politics II – Female Political Academy II implemented by the Helsinki Parliament of the citizens of Banja Luka.   As a participant of the 2nd generation of the Female Political Academy, Arijana Turković, from Sarajevo, organizes an interactive discussion on the topic Stereotypical thinking. Why do we keep silent about violence?

The goal of the interactive discussion is to raise the awareness of violence against women and the stereotypes that refer to this serious issue. This discussion is designed in informative and interactive manner, and it consists of various units. Here, it will be talked about the psychological segments of violence, consequences, stereotypes and myths related to the violence against women. The second unit of the public discussion describes the legal protection, national and international documents that aim to protect female rights. The third unit is a workshop where all participants will write motivating messages against violence against women. Emina Begic, Master of Democracy and Human Rights in South-Eastern Europe, is actively involved with the organization, and she has shown how all citizens can contribute to raise the awareness of this issue in the society.

This action is a part of the project Female Side of Politics II – Female Political Academy II, implemented by the Helsinki Parliament of the citizens of Banja Luka. Added to this, the organization of the event was helped by Boris Divkovic Foundation as well.    

The discussion will take place on November 29, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Hotel Villa Orient, Opkanj 8.

Come and lets talk about violence!

Foundation Boris Divkovic will organize its first Political Academy in the period November 21-23, 2014, intended for the young politicians, students of political and other social sciences and the representatives of the non-governmental organizations which deal with the political perception of the youth and the responsible politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The aim of the Academy is to educate and prepare young people for the political act, to promote the idea of the dialogue, the ethical and responsible politics. The topics scheduled at the Academy are: the political system in B&H, the political ideologies, the political parties in B&H, the election systems in B&H, the responsible budget management, solving ethnic conflicts, EU integrations, LGBT rights, women in politics, the environment protection and self-sustainable development. The participants of the Academy will receive the certificates.