Organisers: Privatna srednja strukovna škola s pravom javnosti LIBAR
Time: All year, 2017
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Event type: Set of courses
Manifesto topic: Social cohesion, equity and equality
Target audience: Wide audience: all generations aged 17+, urban and rural population, the employed and unemployed, social inactive citizens etc.
Description: In the last two decades, society in Bosnia and Herzegovina faced a number of challenges in the economic and social plan. The transition to a market economy, privatization and the emergence of small and medium enterprises is a result that caused a structural imbalance in the labor market, mismatch between supply and demand for labor in terms of occupations, education and qualifications. In order to lowering imbalance in labour market, we need to bring concept of adult learning on higher note, especially through workforce preparation for most demanding occupations on market. This concept, not only in our country, but in whole Europe, can help to overcome the economic crisis, meet the need for new skills, and keep its ageing workforce productive. Learning is also essential for social inclusion and active citizenship. These days, people cannot just rely on the skills they acquired at school to last them till the end of their working life.
The current unemployment numbers are more alarming because of the relationship between employment and social cohesion. Joblessness has a direct effect on the social stability of families and communities, and on other note, high levels of joblessness are catalysts for various types of breakdowns in society. Working families are in a better position to support community and non-profit organizations, and many other social activities. When these institutions decline, the ways in which these intermediate institutions foster civil society is severely compromised. Central features of employment activation strategies are the strengthening of lifelong learning programmes and opportunities, along with specific measures and suitability, attracting more people to enter and remain on the labour market, which our organization is aware of. As a result, by taking formal and non-formal demanded courses, attendants would increase competitiveness and employment opportunities, what eventually lead to more integrated social life.