Youth conference on “EU and political branding” with participants from SDA in Bosnia and Herzegovina

March 21 – 23, Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted a conference for active political youth from SDA in cooperation with SDA Academy in Vogošća, Bosnia and Hercegovina. Almost twenty years after the Dayton Agreement, Bosnia and Herzegovina still stands before great challenges of which a deeper integration with the West is one of them.   (more…)

Protests in Bosnia

February 12th, 2014   Bosnia and Herzegovina | News

Protesters clashed with police and attacked government buildings in Bosnia last week. Leading politicians claim they understand citizens’ dissatisfaction with situation in the country.

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November 29 – December 2, Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation arranged together with SDA Academy a youth conference with youth from Party of Democratic Action (SDA). The conference took place in Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the topic was campaign and communication. (more…)

In almost exactly one year, there will be elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) as well as on the entity-level, in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) and in Rpublika Srpska (RS). To strengthen female politicians in the upcoming campaign work, Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation organized a conference on campaign and communication in Banja Luka, October 4-6, 2013. (more…)

In the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (FBiH) – the part of the country of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) where a majority of the population is Muslim – Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation co-operates with Stranka Demokratske Akcije (SDA), one of the oldest and biggest democratic parties in the country. (more…)

June 10-13, Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation arranged a study trip to Brussels for members of the Bosniak party SDA. The target group was young politicians who had participated in a four step training model directed by the Foundation and the SDA Political Academy in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). (more…)

In Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation (JHS) works with SDA, one of the first parties that was formed after multiparty system was introduced in BiH. On March 22-24, third step of a four step training model, tailored for JHS partners in the Balkans, took place. The location was the small Bosnian town of Fojnica, outside of Sarajevo, and participants consisted of around 30 young representatives from SDA, selected among 300 applicants. (more…)

February 22-24 the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation together with the Bosnian centre-right party PDP arranged this year’s first conference. The theme for this weekend was Local Politics and Campaigning, due to the local elections held in Bosnia in October 2012.  The participants were newly elected local politicians as well as their more experienced colleagues. (more…)

During September 14-16 the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation  with the Bosnian political party SDA (Party of Democratic Action) arranged a conference in the city of Fojnica. This was the second conference in a series that accepted 40 young Bosnian politicians out of 300 applicants as part of the SDA-Academy.



Finally it was time for the first out of two Summer Schools. About twenty young politicians from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia and Sweden met August 15-19 in Nynäshamn in Sweden to dig deeper into the principles of democracy. Nigel Ashford, professor at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University in Washington DC, was the chairman of the conference and seminars were based on his book “Principles for a Free Society”, written exclusively for the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation.  (more…)