This initiative aims at increasing the mobility of young people within the region (Serbia, B&H and Croatia) and its core is advocating for the institutional support of the abovementioned states. The initiative is accented on making these states capable and willing to establish a fund which will be used for organized educational, cultural, recreational and other forms of youth mobility between these states.
Continous work on making young people from these countries more connected and mobile will contribute to the sustainable resolution of the existing problems: weak regional cooperation, existing prejudices and stereotypes and growing nationalistic tensions in all three states.
RIM is supported by the Robert Bosch Stifthung.
For more details please visit: http://www.rim.mladi.info/
31.10.2011. Regional Forum on Youth Mobility under the Auspices of President Ivo Josipovic
The Regional Forum on Youth Mobility took place in Zagreb, from 28 to 30 October. The Forum was organized in the scope of the Regional Initiative for Youth Mobility, initiated by the Civic Initiatives, Youth Information Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatian Youth Network, which hosted the Forum.
The Regional Forum on Youth Mobility was organized under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Ivo Josipović who hosted the delegation of the Serbian youth representatives.
He welcomed the way that young people are making connections in the region and stated his support to the Regional Initiative for mobility. The Forum and the Initiative are oriented towards the process of reconciliation, facing the past, and cooperation in the region through interface and tighter cooperation of youth.
Participants in the Regional Forum adopted the Declaration on Youth Mobility Towards Closer Region and Mobile Young People, by means of which they wish to make an appeal to the states to establish an interstate institution in charge of encouraging young people in the region through cooperation between governmental bodies responsible for youth policy.
4.09.2011. Expert Forum of Regional Initiative for Mobility in Bihac
The expert forum of the Regional Initiative for Mobility (RIM) was held in Bihac (Bosnia and Herzegovina) from 2nd to 4th September 2011.
It gathered more than twenty experienced youth workers from Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The forum aimed at collecting and shaping ideas to define the final concept of a future Regional Fund for Youth Mobility. The representatives of the Serbian Ministry of Youth and Sport, local youth offices and youth organizations participated in planning activities that will be conducted in the future.
They also gave their contribution in developing possible solutions for the legal and formal structure of the Fund, which will be presented at the conference in Zagreb in late October 2011.The RIM was established by the CI YP, the Croatian Youth Network and the Youth Information Agency from Bosnia and Herzegovina and supported by the Robert Bosh Stiftung.
8.04.2011. Regional Initiative for Mobility (RIM) - National Consultations in Belgrade
The Croatian Youth Network, the Youth Information Agency - Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Civic Initiatives Youth Program - Serbia launched the Regional Initiative for Mobility (RIM).
The first event - national consultations for the establishment of a regional mobility fund - was held in the Belgrade Media Center, on April 8th, 2011. More than 50 representatives of youth NGOs and activists, local youth offices and public institutions concluded that youth mobility throughout Serbia, B&H, Croatia and wider, must be increased.
The institutional support of the abovementioned countries will be the core of the advocacy campaign which will be continued trough online questionnaire, and national consultations planned for late April in Sarajevo and Zagreb.