Youth

Betim Bregovina, a visually impaired individual from Obiliq/Obilić, has four university degrees but cannot find a job. His personal story gives an inspiring message to people with disabilities, while it shows that full integration of all communities in the society has a long way to go.    Betim Bregovina, a 34-year-old from Obiliq/Obilić often starts his

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NORTH MACEDONIA/SERBIA – Within the third RYCO Open Call for Project Proposals, supported by the Federal Republic of Germany, Škola za oštećene sluhom-nagluve “Stefan Dečanski” from Serbia in partnership with State School Center for Education and Rehabilitation “Partenija Zografski” from North Macedonia implemented the project “Hands that speak”, which took place from January 2020 to

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What do young people in the Western Balkans think about the society they live in? With conflict in the not-so-distant past, peace and social cohesion are real issues present in their everyday lives. Our just published regional study Shared Futures: Youth Perceptions on Peace in the Western Balkans, shares views from more than 5,400 young people

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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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This July 2021, after more than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, EXIT festival brought back the festival summer to Novi Sad, Serbia, being the first  major music event to take place in Europe since the pandemic began. During four festival nights, over 180.000 visitors from around the globe passed through the festival gates, and

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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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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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