Local Branch Office Sarajevo

WESTERN BALKANS – The eleventh meeting of the RYCO Governing Board took place online on Wednesday, 23 December 2020. The meeting discussed the organization’s plans and activities in 2021, opportunities for cooperation with credible partners in the region and beyond, projects to be financed within RYCO 4th Open Call, recruitment process for the new Secretary

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WESTERN BALKANS – RYCO and UNICEF, supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fund, concluded successfully the second part of a five-day teachers training on “Intercultural Dialogue, Peacebuilding, Constructive Remembrance and Reconciliation: A Toolkit for Teachers in the Western Balkans”,  which gathered 22 teachers from the region. Due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the training

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We spoke with the Director of the Franz Vranitzky Chair for European Studies at the University of Vienna Rainer Gries who is leading a team of researchers conducting a study on young people in the Western Balkans and their participation or non-participation in regional youth exchange programmes. This interview focused on the history, politics and

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WESTERN BALKANS – RYCO and UNICEF, supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fund, are implementing the second part of a teachers training on “Intercultural Dialogue, Peacebuilding, Constructive Remembrance and Reconciliation: A Toolkit for Teachers in the Western Balkans”,  gathering 22 teachers from the region. Due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the five-day training is

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WESTERN BALKANS – Today marks the Human Rights Day, a day which is observed annually on 10 December to reaffirm the importance of human rights in our societies. This day commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 which became an important milestone in the

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Today marks the day of the first RYCO Governing Board meeting, which took place in Tirana, Albania, on 8 December 2016. Our Governing Board is the highest decision-making body of RYCO and consists of twelve government and civil society representatives which share equal responsibility and decision-making power. The twelve representatives from the six RYCO Contracting

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PRISTINA – Through the second Open Call co-financed by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, RYCO supported the project “A Youth Perspective to Remembering the Past in the Western Balkans” implemented by Humanitarian Law Center Kosovo* in partnership with Humanitarian Law Center Serbia and Association Transitional Justice, Accountability and Remembrance in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project

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WESTERN BALKANS – Celebrated on 5 December every year, the International Volunteer Day raises awareness on the role volunteer’s play in responding to challenges the world is facing. Development of societies in which helping others is a core value is significantly important in crises such as the current one caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore,

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“Some years ago we only dreamt about it. Now, it has actually come true.” This is what a representative of a youth organisation from the Western Balkans told me in Paris on 4 July 2016. That was the day when the six governments signed the common agreement creating RYCO. For years, different youth organisations in

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WESTERN BALKANS – The Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO), in cooperation with the University of Vienna, the Sigmund Freud University Vienna and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH ORF Promotion of EU-Integration on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), publishes the publication A Better Region Starts with

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