Welcome to RYCO

Regional Youth Cooperation Office

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.


Open Calls for Project Proposals
Applications Received
Partnerships Created
Organizations and Schools Implementing RYCO projects
Euros Invested in Youth Exchanges
Young People Exchanged


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Youth Exchange Testimonials

Meeting other cultures for me earlier would mean a challenge, but now I crave a lot for similar projects and activities. Thanks to this experience, I am convinced that every cultural exchange contributes to the creation of constructive dialogue without prejudices.
RYCO Youth Exchange Participant
Marko Gajić RYCO Youth Exchange Participant
During my participation in the project, everyone talked about stereotypes and prejudices that come in their way when meeting people from different places. That was one of the reasons we became really close. I believe that the youth in the Western Balkan region are really nice and friendly.
RYCO Youth Exchange Participant
Gordana Petkovska RYCO Youth Exchange Participant
I was convinced that people in the region of the Western Balkans, in addition to the similarities in culture and the way of thinking, have also similar and common challenges. The latter made me realise that you cannot actually find separate solutions. Everyone in the region, especially youth, must cooperate to tackle these challenges together.
RYCO Youth Exchange Participant
Melitjan Nezaj RYCO Youth Exchange Participant

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