Youth Speak Forum

The Opening Ceremony of Youth Speak Forum - 07.04.2017

The Panel Discussion "Women in Entrepreneurship" as a part of Youth Speak Forum

Action Space for young leaders - project proposals preparation - Youth Speak Forum 


Action Space for young leaders - presentation of project proposals - Youth Speak Forum

Youth Speak Forum is an event that takes place in Sarajevo bringing top young leaders together with business leaders, thought leaders, and experts for a conversation around pressing B&H issues with the aim to generate new, but most importantly, actionable ideas that will impact our society and its future.

Forum represents a unique environment and an opportunity for young people to speak up about their education and possibilities in B&H for starting their own business. The goal of the event is to raise awareness of mutual contribution to the Global Agenda of UN regarding Sustainable Development Goals.  Corporate and NGO leaders are able to access youth who offer valuable insights into the present state, and what the future may look like based on leadership and behaviours of the next generation. Young people are becoming ready and aware of biggest problems in society of B&H and seek for solutions and inspiration at Forum.


Youth Speak Forum has three interactive segments:

INSPIRE – B&H business and thought leaders from around the world are invited to share their knowledge with the delegates about the chosen forum theme. This part of the day is delivered through short and powerful talks and aims to inspire delegates and help to form their opinions for the rest of the day.

ENGAGE - Our partner organizations engage with the youth delegates to give new perspectives on issues relating to the forum theme through workshops, conversations and idea generation spaces. Youth and business are able to interact, exchange opinions and understand what is being done in the world already to address the question of the day.

ACT - The youth delegates take their learning and insights from the day into a space where they are able to co-create ideas and solutions with their peers and experts in the room. The aim is to switch their ideas into actions that each stakeholder can take forward to contribute to the theme of the day, resulting in commitments and projects that organizations and stakeholders can support.


Participants: 98 young and passionate leaders from Bosnia and Herzegovina (diverse in age and field of study) helped in creating solutions for problems in local communities.

The goal of the event is to foster youth of various backgrounds in a proactive environment to challenge the status quo and inspire others for next big idea.

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