|Date of the discussion
|Place and address
|Sarajevo, Branilaca Sarajeva 5/A
|Name and contact person in the Institution
|Number of Participants
|No of female Participants
|No of Male Participants
|Occupation of the Participants
|Students and employees
What was the topic of the discussion and how was organised?
Topic of the discussion was „Involvement of the youth in the regional reconciliation“. The discussion was organized in such a way that participants of the discussion after being introduced to the topic could take part of the discussion process. Most of the participants are politically active. The presentation of the topic went very well. In the first part of the lecture I presented the „Youth Reconciliation Ambassadors“ programme to the participants, after which I mentioned my visit to the Belgrade, and in the end I presented the topic of the programme. After presentation, all participants actively took part in the discussion on the topic of the meeting.
Explain the reaction of the participants on your speech.
Reaction of the participants to my speech was very satisfying. The topic turned out to be very interesting and current in the context of the situation Bosnia and Herzegovina is in currently – existence of the three entities within B&H, complex political situation, consequences of the last civil war, etc. I noticed that resistance to this topic is non-existent, but on the contrary topics like this are a necessity.
Have you notice the impact of your lecture on the participants? Explain.
I noticed that there is still need for discussion on the topics similar to this, and I also noticed that there is a need for more dialogue on this topic among the participants of the discussion. The participants, all of which are young people, were pleased to have an opportunity to express their opinions on this topic, and to be able to give their contribution to the regional reconciliation even through the discussion on the topics related to it. It is my opinion that after this discussion, they became more motivated and determined to be more involved in problems related to the problems mentioned in the discussion.
What were the questions posed by the participants and how did you react?
Several participants asked me about the „Youth reconciliation ambassadors“ after which I gave them additional information, and recommended them to take part of the next generation of the participants. Other questions were related to their contribution to the regional reconciliation, how they become part of the community which is working on the regional reconciliation, for which I explained that the can join several organizations which are working on regional reconciliation. By joining those organizations the can give their contribution to the reconciliation in the region. The other way they can achieve same goals is through political enrolment which includes regional reconciliation.