PODGORICA – RYCO Local Branch Office in Montenegro organized a four-day capacity building training for twenty representatives of civil society organizations from Montenegro. The training took place on 15 – 18 November in Podgorica.
The event organized with the support of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro provided the participants with a chance to strengthen their capacities for the purpose of developing projects in the areas of youth mobility, cooperation, and activism. In the official closure of the training, participants were addressed by Head of the RYCO Local Branch Office in Montenegro Mr Edin Koljenović and Head of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro Ms Maryse Daviet.
“RYCO is focused on supporting youth exchange projects through its open calls for project proposals. We are also committed to building capacities of our grantees and potential grantees for devising and implementing projects focusing on building a favorable environment for youth cooperation and mobility throughout the region. The OSCE Mission to Montenegro has been supporting RYCO’s both strategic directions, since the very beginning, confirming they are more than partners, but rather true friends and supporters of RYCO,” Mr Koljenović pointed out.
Addressing the participants, Head of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro underlined the partnership between the OSCE Mission and RYCO by saying that this team’s work is aiming to enable RYCO to move forward and achieve better results in the region. “Youth mobility projects which were deliberated during the training are at the core of RYCO’s work”, Ms Daviet said.
The four-day training was designed to ensure potential RYCO beneficiaries are equipped with necessary skills and information to apply for the fourth RYCO Open Call, but also get a better understanding of the concepts on which RYCO’s priorities are based such as reconciliation, dealing with the past, and intercultural learning and dialogue.
During the evaluation part of the training, participants reiterated that they are greatly satisfied with the training outcomes. They also praised the tailor-made methodology used by the trainers and emphasized the importance of such training for ensuring the quality of future project proposals, asking for even more training to be organized in order to tackle different phases of RYCO project circle management. Finally, participants expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to learn more about RYCO.