Invitation to participate in the the fourth international conference

Invitation to participate:

Citizens Association “Put Pravde” Banja Luka in cooperation with the association “Justice for David and all children in Bosnia and Herzegovina”

organizes the fourth international conference

“Advocacy campaign to raise awareness among young people about the importance of going to the public elections”

October 29, 2022

Hotel “Bosna” Banja Luka

“Advocacy campaign to raise awareness among young people about the importance of going to the public elections” is one of the topics of the fourth international conference organized by the citizens’ association “Put Pravde” Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with the association “Justice for David and all children in Bosnia and Herzegovina”. from Vienna, Austria.

The conference will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022, in the Pijano bar of Hotel “Bosna”, Kralja Petar I Karađorđevića 97, Banja Luka, starting at 10:00 a.m.

As part of an advocacy campaign to raise awareness among young people about the importance of going to the public elections, the citizens’ association “Put Pravde” Banja Luka conducted quantitative and qualitative research on this topic. The goal of the campaign and research is to animate young people to decide to vote and initiate change. Young people’s trust in electoral processes is at a low level. Young people often believe that elections are irregular. The problem is related to the passivity of young people, which needs to be talked about a lot more, but also researched, where it is important to encourage young people to vote. In accordance with the operationalization of political participation into traditional and contemporary ones (Pippe Norris, 2004), we tried to test the hypotheses that more pronounced political participation implies greater involvement of young people in electoral processes. In addition, we tested the reasons for the passivity of young people when it comes to electoral processes. The hypotheses were tested on empirical data obtained through a survey conducted in the period from May to September 2022 via the Internet and in the field, in different cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The research was carried out as part of an advocacy campaign to raise awareness among young people about the importance of going to the public elections, conducted by the citizens’ association “Put Pravde”and Justice for David, Banja Luka, with the financial support of the European Agency for Democracy.

The conference is divided into three parts. After the plenary lecture on the results of the conducted research, participants will be able to visit two panel discussions on different topics. The topic of the first panel refers to the discussion of the election results of the 2022 general elections held in Bosnia and Herzegovina. While the topic of the second panel is the passivity of young people and their weak involvement in political activities. After the discussion, the panel participants will give guidelines and suggestions by which further activities can be organized in order to have a positive impact on this phenomenon.

We hereby send a public invitation to all interested parties to take part in the fourth international conference “Advocacy campaign to raise awareness among young people about the importance of going to the public elections” on October 29, 2022, Banja Luka and contribute to the fight for Truth and Justice!

Please confirm your attendance by October 23, 2022 at the latest. on the email address: putpravde@gmail.com or on the phone number: +387 65 812 823.

You can also contact us at: putpravde@gmail.com nmerlinaa@gmail.com jelena@pravdazadavida.info sofija.grmusa@gmail.com

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