Representatives from 9 partner organizations from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo and Albania gathered to discuss the next steps for the implementation of Young Men Initiative (YMI) project and achievement of joint vision: to enable positive and peaceful environment for young people in the Balkans.
The meeting was divided into two key focuses.
The first topic was creation of a joint campaign for 16 days of activism. After brainstorming and thorough discussion, we designed joint messages and street activities that will be implemented simultaneously in every partner’s country.
Second subject matter was rebranding and revision of Be a Man clubs. Smart Kolektiv prepared a presentation about new image of the Clubs, which is more appealing to today’s youth, based on the research they did in the previous year.
The organization of the event is supported by the Government of Switzerland, through the project “Young Men Initiative (YMI): Promoting Healthier Lifestyles and Decrease of Interpersonal Violence among Youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Challenging Gender Stereotypes; Phase III” and “Future for You(th): Young people as Leaders of Life Skills Education in the Balkans” funded by Austrian Development Cooperation, CARE Germany and Oak Foundation.