As a refugee from Sarajevo, Jasmin Hasic and his parents left for Sweden, then for Poland and, after the end of the war, returned to his home city. His story of success begins after finishing elementary school, when he was granted his first scholarship and continued his education in Slovenia.
Today, he’s 29 years old and is a double doctor of political science. He defended his dissertations in Rome and Brussels. Besides studying at European universities, he also did his Master’s at the Law Faculty in Sarajevo. Jasmin Hasić, today the director of the Foundation Humanity in Action BiH, was a guest of Novi dan.
Answering whether his expectations after returning to BiH are fulfilled, he said that at the beginning his enthusiasm was great, but now it was dropped a bit. Nonetheless, he is still happy and motivated to continue living here.
Considering that Hasić is a double doctor, that he got his degrees in Brussels and Rome, that he has two Masters – one from Bern and the other from Budapest, that he speaks six languages, we asked him to compare the domestic educational system with that one in Europe.
“There are three things that the European educational system has – practice, practice and practice – that we don’t have and most likely won’t have. Perhaps in theory there is and perhaps someone in a ministry or at a university is sitting and is mad that I’m saying this, but that is the way it is. I did an internship in the European Parliament while I was a second year student in the Czech Republic. Internships there aren’t to acquire knowledge but to use their knowledge,” he highlighted.
Hasić has a message for Bosnia’s youth.
“Stay and fight if you don’t have to leave. But, if you think that happiness is in another country, I think that it’s worth it to try and find it. There is potential in this country, you just need will and motivation. I was abroad, I tried it and I can compare things and it really is like that,” he noted.
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