Young People from Bosnia-Herzegovina visit Cornwall

Last week, 12 young people from the towns of Mostar and Stolac in Bosnia-Herzegovina visited Cornwall to learn more about Cornwall’s culture and exchange experiences with the young people from Cornwall. The exchange has been organised by the Nansen Dialogue Centar in Mostar, and Cornwall Youth Forum.

I had the privilege of meeting the Bosnian-Herzegovian young people when they came to New County Hall for a  presentation on Saturday. I was asked many questions both in my role as the Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People and that of the governance of Cornwall Council; and how it impacts on young people in Cornwall. Their English was excellent, as were their questions. It showed these 12 young people were really engaged in not only the issues in Bosnia, but now having an understanding of issues in Cornwall.

As a final part of the day, I was given a presentation on the weeks visit. From that presentation, you could see the strong links which been formed between the young people of Cornwall and those of Mostar and Stolac. I hope the young people from Cornwall will be able to experience the culture of Mostar and Stolac in the near future.

Huge credit should go to the organisers in both countries for an excellent exchange programme.

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The young people of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cornwall give their presentation