A Cooperation Agreement was signed today in the Grand Hall of the University of Sarajevo Chancellor’s Office between the „EYOF 2019” company Ltd., Sarajevo and East Sarajevo universities and the cities of Sarajevo and East Sarajevo.

On behalf of the City of Sarajevo the ceremonial signing was attended by the Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka, who said on this occasion that this was “one of the most important sports projects we have the opportunity to implement, the greatest after the winter Olympics. “Therefore, I am very grateful to all who will give their contribution. At the same time, the signing of this agreement confirms our dedication to build the future through sports and youth engagement” said Skaka.

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Apart from the Mayors of Sarajevo and East Sarajevo, the host cities of the European Youth Olympic Festival 2019, the University of Sarajevo’s Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Sarajevo, officials of “EYOF 2019” company Ltd., and representatives of faculties of both universities, as well as the representatives of NGO, youth and student’s associations from the two cities were also present at the ceremony.

The goal of the signing of the Agreement is cooperation between universities, and among young people, who are the key for successful implementation of the EYOF 2019 project, and ways of engaging them as volunteers. Within the framework of the EYOF 2019 project, there is a plan to recruit around 1500 volunteers, majority of which will be students. This is a great opportunity for students to acquire practical experience and receive recognition for it.

After Agreement signing ceremony, the students were given a presentation of the project “EYOF 2019”, and the ways of their engagement as volunteers. According to plan, a database of volunteers will be set up with profiles of each volunteer with a calendar of events and tasks assigned to them. The best volunteers will be rewarded according to their accomplishments.

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