Andrea Aleksić

Andrea Aleksić

Andrea is a Balkan Diskurs trained youth correspondent from Banja Luka and holds a Master’s in International Relations from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Banja Luka. Andrea is interested in volunteering and international youth cooperation.

Banja Luka Speaks Out: Let Us Breathe with Clear Lungs
Tobacco came to Europe in the 16th century. In the beginning, only members of the upper class, predominantly men, had access to it. Nowadays, however, it is available across the globe and is easily accessible to anyone and everyone.
Super Women of Zvornik: Turning Caterpillars into Beautiful Butterflies
“Super Women” is a Zvornik-based, socially-responsible business that provides professional cleaning services while also working to employ women over the age of 40, who have lower levels of education and little to no formal work experience.
Funky Guerrilla: Socially Beneficial Entrepreneurship
Young entrepreneurs from Bosanska Gradiška are showing that an original idea and tenacity pay off. Their creative team has embarked on quite a business adventure – to create and sell clothes – with the goal of developing their own product and placing it on the market.
The Center for Children, Youth and Family: Building an Active and Cohesive Community in Laktaši
The NGO Center for Children, Youth and Family in Laktaši has been working for 14 years to build a responsible and active civil society by promoting values and social cohesion in their community and offers children and their parents access to leisure activities through informal creative and recreational education.
Bribery: A Standard Practice Among Bosnian Doctors?
It’s no secret that residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina have to use bribes in order to receive certain medical services, and it’s been that way for years. The medical profession is supposed to be one of the most humane, but it is being undermined by bribery and malfeasance.
An Uphill Battle for Equality: Banja Luka’s LGBTQ Community
As in many other cities, in Banja Luka members of the LGBTQ community encounters many challenges because its members are perceived as 'different.' The community struggles to secure basic rights and members often find themselves at odds with their family and friends because of their sexual orientation.