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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2. Voluntary Activities

2.7 Social inclusion through volunteering

Last update: 19 February 2024

Social inclusion as a term is not mentioned in any relevant document concerning the topic of volunteering, nor do youth organizations mention social inclusion as one of the goals when it comes to volunteering organized by these organizations. 

Nevertheless, volunteerism as a concept, as well as the volunteer engagement itself, contributes to social inclusion of young people. As stated by the World Bank: "the wider social impacts of volunteering contribute to the achievement of key EU policy objectives, such as social inclusion, employment, education and skills acquisition". 

One of the organizations that emphasize social inclusion in its goals is In Fondacija from Banja Luka. The goals of the Foundation are: 

  • Improving the quality of life of children and young people in BiH by enhancing their social inclusion in all spheres of life, important for their growth and development.

  • Promoting and encouraging innovative models of social inclusion.

  • Collecting funds. 

  • Providing financial and professional support to the civil society organizations dealing with the social inclusion of children and youth in BiH.

  • Developing partnership relations and cooperation with other civil society organizations, competent institutions, business entities and the media.