We don’t need no education – Bosnia and Herzegovina’s higher education reform

by Hatidza Jahic and Adnan Rahimic

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The word ‘reform’ is the most commonly used word in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). One way or another the country has been in some kind of reform process for the past 22 years. Reform became like a family member: we live with reform every day; we eat fruits and vegetables that are produced according to ‘reform’ instructions. The constant use of this word by politicians, teachers, family members and media create the sense that if you want to succeed in life, you have to reform.

The fog that never fades – welcoming the EU friend who never came

Posted on 20. March 2017 by Adnan Rahimić

1-adnan-rahimicIt was a sunny and beautiful day in Sarajevo on 2 March 2017.  The city was full of blue and yellow flags, signs of celebration from the day before – Independence Day. Flags were left hanging from buildings a day longer, probably on purpose – to gently sway and greet very important guest our country was about to receive: Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission. Her visit to Sarajevo was part of her Western Balkan's tour of countries that are EU member state candidates/candidates-to-be. The plan was to meet with the members of the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), to talk about the country’s current issues and problematic path toward EU candidacy and also, to give a lecture on the same subject to the academic community of the University of Sarajevo.

FutureLab Europe attended the 2015 OECD Forum

05. June 2015 FutureLab Europe attended the 2015 Forum of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The Forum took place at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris, France, on 2-3 June 2015. Every year, the OECD Annual Forum brings together leaders and influencers from several policy areas. Former and current heads of state … Continue reading FutureLab Europe attended the 2015 OECD Forum

Young generation’s workplan for the EU Commission 2014-2019

24. October 2014


What are the topics the new EU Commission needs to tackle foremost in the eyes of young Europeans? FutureLab Europe participants defined their priorities with regard to the political guidelines for the 2014-2019 EU Commission that its president Jean-Claude Juncker presented.

The workplan drafted by FutureLab Europe participants contains the young generation’s recommendations to the European Commission on the basis of the four umbrella topics listed in the Strategic Agenda for the Union in Times of Change. FutureLab Europe’s final propositions range from calling for a reconfiguration of the Youth Guarantee scheme to support long term youth employment, to asking for the development of a unified EU migration policy.

Bringing Europe to schools? Still a worthy cause!

Posted on 26. June 2014 by Veronika Sobolova To ensure the future of the European Union, a widespread, active European citizenship is needed. The Europamobil project, run by the Genshagen Foundation and the Robert Bosch Stiftung, attempts to take up this challenge. During the project, I was part of an international team that visited 10 different schools in … Continue reading Bringing Europe to schools? Still a worthy cause!