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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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TIRANA – RYCO Secretary General Mr Đuro Blanuša participated in a panel discussion at the sixth Tirana Connectivity Forum which took place online from 1 to 2 October. Under the theme “Connectivity in Pandemic Times: Threats and Opportunities”, the two-day event gathered experts, academics and policymakers to discuss regional cooperation and the EU enlargement policy.

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TIRANA – RYCO Secretary General Mr Đuro Blanuša and Ambassador of Germany in Albania Mr Peter Zingraf announced a new cooperation between RYCO and the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tirana today. The event held at the German Embassy in Tirana launched a new advocacy project that aims to increase young people’s understanding

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