1st International Online Meeting, February 19-21, 2020
Between 19-21 February 2021, the Humanity in Action Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with partners from Western Balkan and Visegrad 4 countries, including Strategic Analysis Slovakia, organized the 1st International Online Meeting. The participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, and Montenegro had the opportunity to participate in lectures of the two modules set up by the project– the Introduction to Democracy and Linking Legislation to Practice. The two modules were covered by the experts representing the implementing consortium from the Western Balkan and Visegrad 4 countries.
Topics covered by interactive lectures were the following:
- Pillar of Democracy, Alexandra Tothova, Strategic Analysis, Slovakia
- Democratic Challenges in Multiethnic Societies, Dr. Damir Kapidzic, Humanity in Action Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Political Polarization as a Threat to Democracy, Dina Arnaut, Euro-Atlantic Council of North Macedonia
- Legislation Shaping the Business Environment, Jan Cingel, Strategic Analysis, Slovakia
- Gender-Based Politics, Veronika Kusyova, Humanity in Action Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Division of Powers- Comparative Politics, Todor Lakic, Alpha Centre, Montenegro
- Lobbying and Advocacy, Szczepan Czarnecki, Institute of Central Europe, Poland
- Lobbying: The Success Story of the Bologna Process, Reka Salamon, AEGEE-Budapest, Hungary
- To Centralize or to Decentralize?, Zuzana Kasparova and Filip Gabor, Be International, Czech Republic
International Online Meeting, participants were working on their joint essays on the topic, how they see the future of their countries. The original assignment was: „Imagine you have a Genie`s lamp which allows you to gain limitless executive power in your (real) country, that enables you to immediately solve three problems that concern young people the most. What policy issues will you be focusing on and why?“. Seventeen essays were submitted, written by 17 teams of young leaders from 3 project countries. The essays were focusing on various topics that young leaders found the most pressing in their countries — education, corruption, law enforcement and transparency, youth unemployment, housing, brain drain, radicalization, digital transformation, climate change, and pollution.