Primary and secondary school students from across Bosnia took part in “Motivational Days” organized by the EU Info Center in December and January.
The events helped young people make one of their most important life decisions – to choose their future profession. This decision is a difficult one to make because they are faced with a major dilemma, trying to find the balance between choosing what they like and what is needed in the labor market. About a hundred students gathered at the EU House in Sarajevo on 31 January where the three most successful motivational speeches were awarded by EU Ambassador to Bosnia Lars-Gunnar Wigemark.
“You are the ones who will be citizens of the European Union. I hope that this is motivating for you. The world will be much different place in twenty years. If you expect something and it does not happen, it is not the end of the world. There are plenty of opportunities in this country. Do what you like to do,” Ambassador Wigemark said.
Motivational Days brought together primary and high school students from Bijeljina, Brčko, Ugljevik, Lopare, Mrkonjić Grad, Srbac, Priboj, Suvo Polje, Banja Luka, Blagaj, Mostar and Sarajevo who were involved in a professional test conducted by a psychologist. In addition to the testing carried out, they were also informed about specific occupations and current needs in the labor markets in the EU as well as in Bosnia.