WESTERN BALKANS – Center for democracy and Human Rights – CEDEM (Montenegro), with partners Institute for European Affairs (Serbia) and Aarhus Information Center (Albania), has developed the project YOUth CAN CHANGE THE FUTURE in order to break the prejudices and stereotypes among youth. The project is supported by RYCO within its first Open Call for Project Proposals.
Purpose of the project is to create a positive atmosphere where exchange and dialogue can happen and be facilitated, as well to contribute to mutual understanding and cooperation of young people by building strong and long-lasting friendships and relationships with individuals from different ethnic groups in the Western Balkan region.
General aim is enhancing and promotion of intercultural dialogue through raising awareness on cultural and linguistic diversity, making young people more knowledgeable, aware and mindful, thus preventing negative attitudes towards people from other societies.
The main activity of the project is study trip which will be implemented in Serbia, Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro, 5 days each society. The study trip includes peer-to-peer education of Montenegrin-Serbian and Albanian language, workshops on the topics related to intercultural dialogue, visits to public institutions and museums in Vranje, Pristina, Shokdra and City of Bar. Every sub-activity will be implemented in accordance to agenda of the study trip in each region covered by the action. Working language is English.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.