PRONI Center for youth development is a non-government, non-profit and non-political organization founded in Brcko and with offices in Sarajevo, Mostar, Banja Luka and Bijeljina, with the purpose of organizing and implementing education in the field of youth work. Our objective is developing and promoting peace and activism among the active citizens. PRONI was formed in August 1998 and works on national level of BiH, and we are active on European level through partnerships and networking with other youth NGOs and youth networks. Vision: PRONI Center has a vision that all young people have the ability to develop themselves and equal opportunity to contribute to a democratic and just society in which their needs are acknowledged and resolved. Activism, collaboration and understanding among people are an integral part of the democratic and just society. Mission: PRONI Center is working on bridging the barriers that create differences within society. We work for individuals and groups in society that will have the benefit of the labor organization with a special focus on young people. We cooperate with all organizations in the NGO sector, institutions, government agencies at all levels within the state, funds and agencies outside of BiH that share the same goals and values as well as individuals who have intellectual and economic potential to support those ideas, goals and values. PRONI Center is implementing its peace work education and peace work methodology in the post-war areas where society expressed the need for social reconstruction. PRONI Center currently operates in five municipalities/cities in Bosnia and Hercegovina.
Mr. Jasmin Jasarevic, General Manager of the PRONI Center for Youth Development, managing 20 staff members, 70 volunteers and 30 youth clubs in BiH. Jasmin has 22 years of experience in working with democratization and peace building in Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially in youth activism, peace building, prevention of radicalization, civil society and policy development. He holds several Training of Trainers certificates focused on youth worker trainings, with a focus on engaging youth in conflict mitigation activities and PVE activities. Jasmin is currently engaged as a Correspondent for Youth Policy Development from BiH within a program of the European Knowledge Center for Youth Policy (EKCYP).
Mr. Adnan Peckovic, Education Expert Associate – PRONI Centre for Youth Development, Trainer of Courses in the field of Youth Work (Basics of Youth Work Trainer for trainers in field of Youth Work and Managing Youth Work Organizations) and researcher in the field of Social Sciences. Adnan has 21 years of experience in the field of Youth Work in activities based on youth activism, peace building and Democratization processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He holds a Master degree in Social Sciences with major in Child Studies from Linkoping University (Sweden). As a Social Science researcher, he has published several articles in the field of radicalization and nation building in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but has also published a Manual for Youth Work with the aim of better understanding of Youth Work as a profession and its promotion. In September 2021 Mr. Peckovic is starting PhD studies at the Vienna University (Institute for Educational Studies).