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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

1. Youth Policy Governance

1.7 Funding youth policy

Last update: 23 February 2024

At national level, the BiH Ministry of Civil Affairs administers the Budget allocated to administrative and staff costs for the Ministry and the Commission for Coordination of Youth Issues in BiH. This part of the budget cannot be separated from the total operational allocations.

The RS Government has planned BAM 2,311,500 for its different programs, projects and measures in its Budget for 2022 and out of that amount the specific budget allocation for youth policy is EUR 100,000.

FBiH has planned EUR 204,000 for its youth program in its 2022 Budget.

Youth issues are the responsibility of entities and programs for young people, and youth organizations are funded by the relevant institutions responsible for youth issues. The RS Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports has the RS Youth Policy in place since 2006, and youth organizations and programs for young people have been financed through its implementation. The RS Ministry of Family, Youth and Sport provides support, funding, and co-funding for youth organizations projects through regular annual public calls. The Ministry finances projects in accordance with the “Regulation on conditions and criteria for funding programs and projects for the improvement of the position of young people and the improvement and development of youth organizing”. All funding opportunities are published in daily newspapers and on the Ministry’s website. Guidelines, application form and supporting tender documents are also posted on the Ministry’s website. The guidelines contain information on the rules of competition, criteria for applicant's application, criteria related to the content of the projects, the amount of funds for the project implementation, timeframe, project eligibility criteria and projects scoring table. The Ministry makes assessment and decision on projects acceptance and funding. After the decision, the Ministry signs contracts with organizations, controls the execution of projects and the expenditure of funds in accordance with the signed contracts. The Ministry also provides support through participation in project activities, ensures technical, advisory, and other support during the project implementation (participation in round tables, promotions, fora, conferences, etc.). The Ministry financing the following youth projects in 2022, as set out in the RS Budget 2022:

  • Support to projects of construction of facilities for children and youth, EUR 1,030,00.
  • Subsidies to youth housing, EUR 1,150,00.
  • Public institutions dealing with youth grant, EUR 7,500.
  • Youth Policy programs, EUR 100,000.
  • Programs for rural youth, EUR 17,500.
  • Youth mobility programs, EUR 17,500.

The FBiH Budget 2022 has a budget line dedicated to youth called Transfer for Youth, in the FBiH Ministry of Culture and Sport, as support to youth organizations and planned amount is EUR 204,000.