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WESTERN BALKANS – Each 12 August marks the celebration of the International Youth Day, designated by the United Nations (UN) in 1995 and first observed in 2000. This day recognizes the promise and power of young people to improve their communities. It also celebrates young people’s contributions as catalysts for peace and prosperity not only

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BELGRADE – As an introduction to the International Youth Day, celebrated on 12 August each year, the National Youth Council of Serbia (KOMS) organized a Regional Strategic Meeting in Belgrade on Thursday, 5 August 2021. During the meeting, six youth umbrella organizations from the Western Balkans signed a Memorandum of Partnership and Understanding (MoU).  Representatives

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The Drina is a river that flows through two places of the Western Balkans region, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. In addition to its natural significance, this river also has a rich history in political terms. Namely, the Drina represented the natural border between the Eastern and Western Roman Empires, while today it is the

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RISE Regional Forum meets Social Innovations Forum in 2021! When: September 9-10, 2021 Where: KC Grad, Belgrade, Serbia We are excited to invite impact-makers, entrepreneurs, organizations, representatives from international organizations and governments to join us for this year’s Social Innovations Forum taking place in KC Grad in Belgrade, Serbia. The agenda will be packed with insightful

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WESTERN BALKANS – The Governing Board of the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) appointed Mr Denis Piplaš as the new RYCO Deputy Secretary General during its online meeting held on Wednesday, 4 August 2021. The decision was made by the representatives of the Western Balkan governments and youth representatives in the RYCO Governing Board. The mandate

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ALBANIA/MONTENEGRO/SERBIA – Within the third RYCO Open Call for Project Proposals, supported by the Federal Republic of Germany, the Secondary Vocational School “Spasoje Raspopović” from Montenegro in partnership with Gymnasium “Sadik Stavileci” and NGO New Vision from Albania and Gymnasium “Stevan Jakovljević” from Serbia implemented the project Region without Prejudices which took place from January

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Departure of young people from Montenegro is an increasingly common occurrence Why do talented, skilled people leave their homelands and go abroad? Why does no one see the struggle of young people and increasing brain drain from the region? What are the consequences of such migrations? What policies can be adopted to stem such movements

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KONJIC – The RYCO Local Branch Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the PRO-Future project organized the first regional Peace and Advocacy Camp (#PAC) which gathered sixteen young people from the Western Balkans. Within PAC, the young people learned more about and enhanced their communication, activist, leadership and peace-building skills. This seven-day event targeted active youth

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PEJA/PEĆ – The International Anibar Animation Festival started its 12th edition on Friday, 23 July 2021, with a rich program of films, presentations, panels, workshops, and masterclasses. Unlike last year, when local restrictions were imposed to fight COVID-19 pandemic and the festival was held only online, this year, the festival brought life back to the

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WESTERN BALKANS  – With the support of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (GMFA), the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) is starting the development of the new official Strategy for the period 2022-2024. This strategy will be developed through an inclusive, interactive and Western Balkans 6 youth need – based process, built on produced outcomes coming

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