Our History


The European Youth Parliament in Bosnia and Herzegovina was founded in 2014. In 2016, the organisation received the status of a fully recognised National Committee in the international network of the European Youth Parliament.

The organisation started with its activities in Sarajevo, and later expanded into holding events in other cities like Zenica, Mostar, Banja Luka, Tuzla,  Bihać and Jajce. Through different events, so far, the organisation has managed to actively engage over 3000 young people from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Our Mission


The Mission of the European Youth Parliament Bosnia and Herzegovina is creating a platform for intercultural dialogue, volunteering, cultural engagement, encouragement of youth participation in social decision-making, as well as the work on social inclusion and the development of soft skills.
The Vision of the European Youth Parliament Bosnia and Herzegovina is becoming the main platform for raising awareness of young people about actively participating in decision making and active citizenship. We strive to create a balanced social community in which everyone can express their opinion and create civil initiatives.

EYP BiH in Numbers


3000 young people engaged

100+ organised events

1000+ alumni


Haris Kušmić

Haris Kušmić

EYP taught me how to think the unthinkable and that it was possible to accomplish the impossible. Above all else, that love born out of togetherness can change the world. Or at least,  change many individual worlds.

Co-Founder and former President of EYP Bosnia and Herzegovina (2014-2017)

Program Management Specialist at USAID Istanbul

Andrea Pozderac

Andrea Pozderac

EYP has empowered me to become more courageous, confident, resourceful, and politically active. It has allowed me to engage in meaningful discussions with my peers across Europe and to nurture friendship that know no borders.

Former Board Member of EYP Bosnia and Herzegovina

M.A. Graduate School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Arijel Kurtagić

Arijel Kurtagić

EYP, purely by chance, helped me discover my passion for diplomacy. It thought me to trust my own abilities, and the abilities of others, and when I found myself in a position of leadership, it taught me that one does not lead alone, but together.

Former President of EYP Bosnia and Herzegovina

OSCE BiH Youth Advisory Group member and Youth Activist for People with Disabilities

Meet the National Board


Vedad Misirlić

President of the European Youth Parliament Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ilma Šahinović

Vice-president and Board Member for Public Relations

Naira Čamdžić

Board Member for Regional Development and Outreach

Lamija Šahinović

Board Member for Corporate Relations and Finances

Aiša Kantardžić

Board Member for Human Resources

Anur Delić

Board Member for International Relations