Enhancing Regional Youth Connectivity

Donor: European Fund for the Balkans

Year: 2016

Youth is often perceived throughout the Western Balkans as the generation of citizens that should play the role of the agent of change in the region. Considering the embedded potential, regional youth cooperation is on the spotlight of the ‘Berlin Process’ and officially materialized during the Vienna Summit 2015, with the signature of the joint declaration on the establishment of the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) of the Western Balkans. With the intention of maximizing RYCO’s role, a comprehensive, inclusive, innovative and systemic approach needs to be adopted.

In this framework, this project aims to provide a regional policy paper allowing for the mapping, profiling and comparative assessment of the existing youth organizations in the three partner countries – Albania, Montenegro, and Serbia. Adapted and tailor-made policy recommendations will be provided to the Regional Youth Cooperation Office, for an active participation and contribution of youth organizations in its policy-making process. The main findings of the project will be shared with the main regional stakeholders attending the Paris Summit in August 2016.

This project is part of the Think and Link 2016 Programme, is leaded by Cooperation and Development Institute, in joint cooperation with European Movement in Montenegro and European Movement Novi Sad.

Read the publication here.

Factsheet “An insight to youth organizations in Albania, Montenegro and Serbia”