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Milan attended his first youth exchange programme in the spring of 2018. Milan is not his real name but he is a real person who shared his story. He enjoyed his stay in Sarajevo, where he immersed himself in the topic of dealing with the past and made new friends. He did not get much

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TIRANA – RYCO Secretary General Mr Đuro Blanuša, RYCO Deputy Secretary General Mr Fatos Mustafa, Head of the RYCO Local Branch Office in Albania Mr Kreshnik Loka and RYCO Communication and Visibility Officer Mr Nikola Ristić met with the French Ambassador to Albania Ms Elisabeth Barsacq at the RYCO Head Office in Tirana on Tuesday,

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ALBANIA/KOSOVO/NORTH MACEDONIA/SERBIA – Supported by RYCO and the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund through the second RYCO Open Call for Project Proposals, Projekte Vullnetare Ndërkombëtare (PVN) in Albania, in partnership with Dance sport club Kreator Dens  in  North Macedonia, Innovative Centre for Social Improvement (ICSI)  in Kosovo, and AzBuki in Serbia, implemented the project “Power of

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About participants of RYCO funded youth exchanges The big budget friendly and modern hotel in Sarajevo hums like a beehive on this sunny afternoon in early spring 2018. About 30 teenagers run up and down stairs, open room doors and call out names. Some of them travelled in groups, thus knowing each other, but all

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ALBANIA/BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA/SERBIA – Supported by RYCO and the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund through the second RYCO Open Call for Project Proposals, Creative Mentorship in Serbia, in partnership with Rruga me Pisha Foundation in Albania and OKC “Abrašević” in Bosnia and Herzegovina, implemented the project “Transforming the Region One Conversation at A Time – Inspiring

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WESTERN BALKANS/JAPAN – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) and the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) are implementing the youth exchange “Western Balkans meet Japan: A Bridge into the Future”, on 10-18 May 2021, and invite 11 undergraduate or graduate students aged from 20 to 25 years old, coming from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*,

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KOSOVO/MONTENEGRO/SERBIA – Within the second RYCO Open Call for Project Proposals, co-financed by the UN Peacebuilding Fund, Gymnasium “Stojan Cerovic” in Montenegro, in partnership with Association “OMNIMI” in Serbia and NGO “Mbeshtetja” in Kosovo, implemented the “Rewind to the future” project, which took place from December 2019 to November 2020. The project gathered youth from

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WESTERN BALKANS – As the year draws to its end, it is time to look back and reflect on our work done for and with youth in the region, as well as on future plans and efforts. 2020 brought many challenges and impacted our work greatly. The developments of the COVID-19 pandemic trembled established certainties

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