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EACEA National Policies Platform
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1. Youth Policy Governance

Last update: 22 August 2022

An overview on youth policy governance in BiH is presented in this chapter.

National Youth Policy does not exist in BiH, due to its constitutional structure and because certain jurisdictions (like youth) are tied by the constitution to a certain level of government.

The youth policy issues at national level are in jurisdiction of the Commission for Coordination of Youth Issues in BiH. Most of the constitutional competencies regarding youth issues are at the entities’ government level: RS, FBiH and BD.                         

The RS Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports, FBiH Ministry of Culture and Sports, Assembly of BD are implementing three laws on youth: the RS Law on Youth Organization, the FBiH Youth Law and the BD Youth Law  and all of them define the age limits for the youth as a target group aged 15 - 30.