Mr. Dragoslav Šćekić was born on 10 July 1977 in Berane. He holds a degree in economics, having graduated as an accomplished economist.
His professional journey commenced at Atlasmont Bank, where he worked in payment control. His dedication to public service led him to become the President of the Municipality of Berane.
Following his tenure as the Municipality President, Mr. Šćekić assumed the role of Acting Director of the Health Insurance Fund of Montenegro. After a year spent in the Fund, Mr. Šćekić became the Minister of Health.
He also played an active role in the legislative domain as a Member of the Parliament of Montenegro during two mandates.
Subsequently, he served as the Vice President of the Parliament of the Association of Montenegrin Municipalities, and later as the Vice President of the Management Board of the same association. Additionally, he represented Montenegro as a member of the delegation at the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg from 2016 to 2021.
Currently, Mr. Šćekić is the Vice-President of the Government for Demography and Youth and the Minister of Sports and Youth in Montenegro.
Government Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Holding the position of University Senior Research Assistant at the University of Mostar since 2021, Mr Ivan Ćubela is a dedicated professional who actively contributes to both research and political initiatives in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
From 2020 to 2023 he served as a Senior Expert Associate for Media and Communications at the Croatian Democratic Union/President's Office, demonstrating his versatility in the fields of politics and communication. He holds a Master's degree (MA) in Political Science from the University of Mostar and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science at the same institution. He was also awarded the Dean's Award for Best Student at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2016. His academic research focuses on topics such as electoral legitimacy and diversity management in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Beyond his academic achievements, Mr Ćubela holds a significant role as the Vice President of Youth of
HDZ BiH since 2021, actively engaging in social and political activities.
Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) is an independently functioning institutional mechanism, founded by the Western Balkans 6 participants (WB 6): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, aiming to promote the spirit of reconciliation and cooperation between the youth in the region through youth exchange programs.