Motivational Days: There are plenty of opportunities in this country

Over 200 primary and secondary school students across Bosnia and Herzegovina took part in “Motivational Days” organized by the EU Info Centre in the past two months.

These Motivational Days helped young people to 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 labour 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 BiH Lars-Gunnar Wigemark.

Addressing the young people gathered, who all find themselves at a crossroads, Ambassador Wigemark said: “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.”

Haris Bajramović from Blagaj, Dijana Eremija from Mrkonjić Grad and Ema Savanović from Banja Luka are three young people who, in their motivational speeches, acknowledged the importance of this moment for them but also expressed maturity and hope that only their hearts should bring them to a successful choice of their future profession.

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, you people were also provided with information on specific occupations and current needs in the labour markets in the EU as well as in Bosnia and Herzegovina.