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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1. Youth Policy Governance

1.5 Cross-sectoral approach with other ministries

Last update: 28 November 2023

The RS Council of Youth was established by the RS Government following the proposal of the Ministry, with the mission to give their expert opinion on issues in the field of youth policy and its implementation. The Council members are: Minister of Family, Youth and Sports, Minister of Education and Culture, the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Minister of Labour, War Veterans and Disabled Persons' Protection, the Minister of Finance, a representative of the working body dealing with youth issues of the RS People’s Assembly and three representatives of the RS Youth Council.

The RS Youth Policy 2016-2020 provided the multi-sectoral approach in the part relating to the implementation of the policy with defined stakeholders for each measure, which will be further developed through the projects in the Action Plan implementing the youth policy.

Most of the measures, programs, projects and activities, defined in the policy will be implemented within all institutions, organizations, departments and services involved. The Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports is the main coordinator for the planning, implementation and monitoring. In addition, a cross-sectoral team will be established in order to develop and implement an Action Plan for the implementation of the Youth Policy and make sure that:

  • This document is project-driven, the activities and work related to the implementation will be coordinated;
  • To provide analytical, managerial and communication capacities, in order to successfully work on achieving the set goals;
  • Planning and reporting are coordinated;
  • Support is given to the constructive involvement of stakeholders (youth organizations, civil society organizations, business sector, international organizations, representatives of the expert community in these areas and other key stakeholders) during the preparation and implementation of the Action Plan;
  • Efficient operation of the implementation through centralized coordination and support is ensured which includes the development of programs, reports, analysis, organizing meetings.

The preparation of the annual action plan for the implementation of the Youth Policy is done in cooperation with all stakeholders and partners involved in measures set out in the Youth Policy. Support to this process is provided by USAID, which supported the Ministry in drafting the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for the Youth Policy.

The FBiH Government is currently in the process of developing the first youth policy in FBiH. The process of developing the Youth Policy is coordinated by the FBiH Ministry of Culture and Sport. The FBiH Government asked the Institute for Youth Development KULT to support the process of drafting the Youth Policy in FBiH. The contribution of the Institute in the process of developing the Youth Policy refers to the professional consultancy support.