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BERLIN – Fostering peace and security in order to push ahead with positive development in the region was the goal of the Western Balkans meeting at the German Federal Chancellery. The meeting, a joint initiative of Germany and France, took place on 29 April. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron jointly hosted

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TIRANA – After the 9th RYCO Governing Board meeting was cancelled in Pristina today due to the lack of quorum, RYCO invites the six governments of the Western Balkans to restrain from any actions that may harm decision-making processes and regional cooperation. We strongly believe that regional cooperation can only be built by fostering and exercising dialogue

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TIRANA/BRUSSELS – The European Union has awarded €500.000 for a new two-year Regional Youth Cooperation Office’s (RYCO) project, which will enhance youth mobility, youth cooperation and youth activism in the Western Balkans thereby supporting the process of reconciliation in the region. The project activities will contribute to increasing levels of youth participation, but also raising

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SARAJEVO – The eight meeting of the RYCO Governing Board took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday. The meeting discussed the quarterly report of the RYCO Secretariat, the second Open Call for Project Proposals as well as the further institutional development of the organization. Throughout its work, the Governing Board continues to exercise

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TIRANA – On the occasion of the UN Day, RYCO and UN in Albania launched a joint project in Tirana on Monday. The event dedicated to youth entitled “It’s Youth Time” was organized by the UN in Albania in partnership with the Albanian Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, through

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