As a Youth Engagement Worker for the Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue, Nikola Shteriov, representing ALDA Skopje, Macedonia, was on a job shadowing activity in the Local Democracy Agency in Zavidovici, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The job shadowing activity was held from the 27th of July until the 7th of August 2015. Within this job shadowing activity were held diverse activities which Nikola attended.
The primary task was the observing of the everyday activities in the office of LDA Zavidovici. Nikola also visited and observed the work of the nearby Center for Growth and Development of the Skills of Children and Youth, where young people hold workshops for pre-scholl and school age children, as well as other young people.
Most of the time the activities of Nikola were concentrated around two projects which were held simultaneously in this period: the project "Strani Vari" and the youth exchange "Being Citizen Today". "Strani Vari" is a project held in Zavidovici every year, where young volunteers from Italy join their Bosnian peers and hold educational, creative and recreational workshops and activities for school kids in their schools during the summer holiday; while "Citizens Today" was a bilateral youth exchange between Bosnian and Italian participants in Zavidovici. Nikola observed and participated in both of these projects.
During this period the exposition of photographies of the youth art workshop "How young people see their city" of the Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue also took place. Nikola visited the assistant of the mayor of Zavidovici, Ms Džeraldina Miličević together with the LDA delegate Sladjan Ilic, in order to exchange information on ongoing activities.
A visit to Sarajevo was also in the schedule, during which Nikola, together with the other volunteers from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Italy, visited, among other things, the Srebrenica Museum, the City Hall Museum etc. They also visited the local recreational site of Kamenica and the Info Point of the Park of Nature “Tajan” opened by the European Union.