Western Balkans

TIRANA – The Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) organized the conference “A Better Region Starts with Volunteering” in Tirana on 7-8 December 2021. The event was opened by RYCO Secretary General Mr Albert Hani, followed by Mayor of Tirana Mr Erion Veliaj and Ms Jenny Stenberg Sørvold, the Deputy Head of Mission of the Royal

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ROME/WESTERN BALKANS – RYCO Secretary General Mr Albert Hani said that young people should stay in the Western Balkans because they are the hope of the region. “Young people know what they want, we just need to voice their concerns. RYCO is committed to provide space for youth to unleash their potential,” he pointed out

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WESTERN BALKANS – The International Day for Tolerance 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. Since then, it is observed annually on 16 November.   RYCO’s efforts to empower and prepare youth from the

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FRUŠKA GORA – The Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) has successfully concluded the Regional Strategy Forum aimed at gathering inputs from the region for its new three-year strategic plan. The three-day event was held in Fruška Gora, Serbia, 8-10 November, and gathered more than 70 representatives of civil society, governments, international and regional organizations, and

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BELGRADE – Our colleagues from the RYCO Local Branch Office in Serbia hosted the “2nd Meeting of the Umbrella Youth Organizations from the Western Balkans” in Belgrade from 5 to 7 November 2021. This event was organized to facilitate better collaboration of the Umbrella Youth Organizations (UYO) from the Western Balkans among them as well

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Petrovac – Head of the RYCO Local Branch Office in Montenegro Mr Edin Koljenović took part in the School of Political Studies organized by the Civic Alliance (Građanska Alijansa) from 22 to 24 October, in Petrovac, Montenegro. He delivered a lecture about the mission and work of RYCO as well as its main achievements to

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EUROPE/ONLINE – Head of the RYCO Local Branch Office in Albania Mr Kreshnik Loka took part in the second Adriatic Ionian Youth Organisations Forum, held online, on 26 October 2021. The event navigated the role of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) youth in territorial cooperation and in shaping the transition

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