Schlagwort: Bosnia

Generation Z and the Online Education Era: Are Schools and Universities in the Western Balkans ready? Experiences from the pandemic.

Bosnia and Hercegovina, Čelinac / Slovenia, Ljubljana: Amar Toplić, 24, youth worker & student in Ljubljana

From a social and cultural perspective, the Generation Z – also called „Zoomers“ – stands out from the previous generations – generation Y and X – for many reasons, which greatly influences the way they are learning. So, what characteristics describe Zoomers, and how those relate to learning in times of the Coronavirus pandemic? 
The Coronavirus outbreak is impacting the lives of Zoomers in their most critical stages in life. Generation Z or Zoomers refers to young people who were born between 1996 and 2012, …

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Bosnia and Hercegovina: Monika, 20, student

1. What has changed for you in the last weeks?
I figured out what it’s like to have some time for yourself and your family.

2. How did the virus affect your surroundings/your family?
My family and I are much closer but also a lot stressed out because of all this. So we are being extra careful with this going on.

3. What did you need to give up, what do you miss?
I used to be very active in all my activities outside of the house so I

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Bosnia and Hercegovina, Banja Luka: David Blagojevic, 17, high school student

1. What has changed for you in the last weeks?
Everything. It’s a weird feeling being home all the time, no school, doing nothing. In particular, I feel like I have changed. But I could get used to it.

2. How did the virus affect your surroundings/your family?
Well, let’s meet the close family. We still have contact, but somehow that is reduced, we are more on what is

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„Climate Cycle Tour“ meets „Bridge The Distance“

Germany, Ostrhauderfehn: Chuck Niessit, 33, project coordinator at Peer-Leader-International e.V.

Hello, my name is Chuck Niessit and I’m running the international project Climate Cycle Tour, in which we try to get more young people active in the topic of climate change.

Normally, we would be on our bikes through Bosnia and Herzegovina right now, riding each day to another place to have a public reading of our modern adaption

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Bosnia and Hercegovina, Banja Luka: Nevena Zelenika, 18, activist and student

1. What has changed for you in the last weeks?
In my opinion, COVID-19 expanded very quickly and apparently unexpectedly. The „cutting down“ of all the obligations that a high school student can have had drastic consequences for me. My workshops, photoshoots, project work, school classes, trainings stagnated, I lost eye-to-eye contact with people who assisted and will assist my personal development in every aspect, seeing with a society that is my immense support in every

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Bosnia and Hercegovina, Banja Luka: Mateo Jeremic, 17, student and musician

1. What has changed for you in these four weeks?
The whole life has changed… No more going out with friends, no coffee shops, no coffee to drink…

2. How did the Virus affect your surroundings/your family?
It influenced me by being 24/7 in the house and the environment – the streets are deserted, the city is deserted … nowhere living souls

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We helped over 200 people

Bosnia and Hercegovina, Sarajevo: Milan Ilić, 25, journalist

As for the condition itself, nothing has changed as I am in the habit of not leaving the house so much. It changed when I started volunteering at the Sarajevo Volunteer Team, where for 10 days we have been helping the elderly and vulnerable population in Sarajevo. We helped over 200 people. It did not affect me badly, as I was given the opportunity to volunteer and help others. I cannot speak for others, it is bad for everyone to be in self-isolation, not to be able to go out and everything is closed already at half past 5 pm.

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