Civic Platform for Young Liberal Activists is a two-module advocacy academy program dedicated to liberal activists from all parts of Europe. In the first module, this year’s fifth-generation academy will tackle topics such as advocacy challenges and opportunities in the context of current political dynamics in Europe, the impact of public policy advocacy in democratic systems, the connection between civic society advocacy & politics, successful development of effective advocacy campaigns, types of communication tools in the language of advocacy. 

Friday, 31st May 2024  

20:00 Welcoming dinner 

Saturday, 1st June, 2024 

09:00 – 09:10 Opening speech by ELF Project Officer  

Fjona Merkaj, Project Officer, European Liberal Forum  

09:10 – 09:30 Speed dating & introduction moderated by Harisa Bojčić, BDF Project Coordinator  

09:30 – 11:30 The current political dynamics in Europe: Advocacy challenges and opportunities 

Sabina Ćudić, member of parliament, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s representative in the Council of Europe 

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break  

12:00 – 13:30 The impact of public policy advocacy in democratic systems: Is there a space for youth advocacy? 

Jasmina Čekrić, Director, Progressive development of organizations and individuals Center Sarajevo – PROI  

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch  

14:30 – 16:00 Civic society advocacy & politics – where is the connection between?  

World cafe method discussion with Darko Pandurević, Advocacy Manager, Sarajevo Open Centre 

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break  

17:00 – 18:30 Group work Developing effective advocacy campaigns, moderated by Milica Jevtić, advocacy campaign expert, EU and public affairs and communications consultant 

20:00 Dinner  

Sunday, 2nd June  

09:30 – 11:00 The language of advocacy: Types of communication tools  

Kenan Kurdić, Communications expert 

11:00 – 11:15 Conclusions and recommendations 

Moderation: Harisa Bojčić, Project Coordinator, Boris Divković Foundation 

11:15 – 11:45 Written and oral evaluation of the first module & future steps 

Moderation: Harisa Bojčić, Project Coordinator, Boris Divković Foundation  

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