Local Branch Office Podgorica

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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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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PODGORICA – Head of the RYCO Local Branch Office in Montenegro Mr Edin Koljenović met with representatives of the recently established national Youth Network in Montenegro Mr Miloš Marković and Ms Andrijana Radović on Tuesday, when they discussed possibilities for future cooperation. Mr Koljenović expressed his congratulations on the establishment of the Youth Network as

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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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WESTERN BALKANS – After they successfully completed the Training of Trainers, and to utilize their newly gained skills and knowledge, expand the ypeer network among their groups and promote best innovative ideas of peacebuilding, the Western Balkan youth are organizing local workshops in Montenegro. The workshops are organized with the support of RYCO and UNFPA within

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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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PLJEVLJA – RYCO Local Branch Office in Montenegro, supported by the French Embassy in Montenegro, organized the second Intercultural Youth Hub, which took place in Pljevlja from 6 to 8 November. The event brought together twelve young people from Montenegro, belonging to different ethnic, national and religious groups, to work on their intercultural skills and

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