Press Releases

TIRANA – The Regional Youth Cooperation Office applauds an adopted decision of the Government of Serbia to enable citizens of Albania to enter the territory of Serbia without a travel document, with a valid biometric ID card. The decision was made on Thursday, 19 November 2020. RYCO also welcomes the official statement of the Government

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WESTERN BALKANS – The International Day for Tolerance is observed annually on 16 November. It was first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1996, as a reminder of the importance of human rights and freedoms in the diverse communities we live in. RYCO’s efforts to shape the present and build a better future

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SOFIA – The seventh summit of the Berlin Process took place in Sofia and online on 9-10 November 2020. It gathered stakeholders interested in regional connectivity and cooperation: governments, international and regional organizations as well as the civil society representatives. As one of the most concrete results of the Berlin Process, RYCO contributed to the

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WESTERN BALKANS – The Regional Youth Cooperation Office is looking for a new colleague! We are opening the call for the RYCO Secretary General. If you are interested in applying for the position and you fulfill all the criteria set out in the call, please send your application containing all necessary documents by email to

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WESTERN BALKANS – Within the framework of the advocacy project “A Better Region Starts with Youth”, implemented with the support of the Federal Republic of Germany, RYCO gathered 130 young people from the Western Balkans in a series of twelve online consultations, which took place in October 2020. During the online meetings, young people discussed

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WESTERN BALKANS – Developed and conducted by the two researchers, Teo Petricevic and Jelena Andjelic, and coordinated by the RISE consortium, the Regional Study and Guidelines on Social Entrepreneurship in the Western Balkans provides the most recent, relevant, and concise information on the current state of social entrepreneurship and youth entrepreneurship in the Western Balkans.

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SKOPJE – President of North Macedonia H.E. Mr Stevo Pendarovski received the representatives of the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) today. Head of the RYCO Local Branch Office in North Macedonia Mr Albert Hani and Youth Representative of North Macedonia in the RYCO Governing Board Mr Vladimir Gjorgjevski represented the organization in the meeting. The RYCO

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WESTERN BALKANS – The RISE project selected 137 young entrepreneurs gathered in 46 teams coming from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia to develop their social business ideas. Through a series of workshops, mobility programs and financial support, young people will have a chance to learn, grow, develop their businesses and

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WESTERN BALKANS – The tenth meeting of the RYCO Governing Board took place online on Monday, 26 October 2020. The meeting discussed the organization’s plans and activities with a special focus on the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Chair of the RYCO Governing Board for 2020, recently appointed Director of Agency for Youth

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WESTERN BALKANS – This year marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and its founding Charter. The Charter of the United Nations entered into force on 24 October 1945. Since 1948, this day is observed and celebrated annually as the United Nations Day. By promoting security, stability and global peace, the United Nations have

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