The first forum of young talents from the motherland and the diaspora was held in Banja Luka on 6 and 7 December, in a hybrid format, with the participation of young people from the Republic of Srpska, Serbia and abroad who are studying at prestigious world universities and faculties.

Assistant Minister in the Ministry of European Integration and International Cooperation, Helena Krnetić, took part in the panel on Expectations and Opportunities for Improving Cooperation between the Motherland and the Diaspora. On that occasion, she presented the activities of the Ministry and Government of the Republic of Srpska on cooperating with the diaspora, and explained the reasons for the adoption of the Strategic Plan for Cooperation with the Diaspora. The significance of the Strategic Plan and its supporting Action Plan lies in their being multi-sectoral documents that deal with the issues of the diaspora from several aspects, but also specifically with young people in the diaspora.

The Assistant Minister also noted the importance of young people as representatives and ambassadors of the Republic of Srpska abroad, and stressed the need for institutional cooperation and establishing contacts with the young people being educated or trained in other countries.

The Forum is organized by SPONA - Center for Cooperation with Serbs Abroad.

Source and photo: Government of the Republic of Srpska