KOLAŠIN – Head of the RYCO Local Branch Office in Montenegro Mr Edin Koljenović participated in the seminar Multiculturalism in Montenegro: Status Quo and Prospects for the Future held in Kolašin from 22 to 25 of June where he presented the work of RYCO and discussed regional mobility.
As a panellist in the session “Participation and Mobility in the Frame of Formal and Non-Formal Education”, Mr Koljenović highlighted the significance of youth cooperation and exchange in fostering diversity and inclusion.
Speaking about multiculturalism and education, he emphasized RYCO’s work and impact in the Western Balkans.
“RYCO is diligently working on building a more enabling environment for young people to engage in activities that strengthen mutual understanding and reconciliation,” Mr Koljenović stated.
He also pointed out that in the last three years RYCO supported around eighty projects across the Western Balkans, which led to the creation of over two thousand diverse partnerships.
“Such projects promote and contribute to the values upon which RYCO has been established, by shaping societies where young people share a culture of mobility and intercultural exchange,” Mr Koljenović concluded.
The seminar was attended by representatives of the civil sector and minority groups in Montenegro and focused on discussions on minority and human rights, social inclusion, and the importance of cultural diversity. The event was organized by the Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) in Montenegro to raise awareness on minority rights and the importance of multiculturalism in society.