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WESTERN BALKANS – The eleventh meeting of the RYCO Governing Board took place online on Wednesday, 23 December 2020. The meeting discussed the organization’s plans and activities in 2021, opportunities for cooperation with credible partners in the region and beyond, projects to be financed within RYCO 4th Open Call, recruitment process for the new Secretary

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WESTERN BALKANS – RYCO and UNICEF, supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fund, concluded successfully the second part of a five-day teachers training on “Intercultural Dialogue, Peacebuilding, Constructive Remembrance and Reconciliation: A Toolkit for Teachers in the Western Balkans”,  which gathered 22 teachers from the region. Due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the training

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PODGORICA – Head of RYCO Local Branch Office in Montnegro Mr Edin Koljenović met with Vice President of the Government of Montenegro Mr Dritan Abazović on Tuesday in Podgorica. The goal of the meeting was to present RYCO’s achievements since its establishment within the Berlin Process in 2016 and to discuss possibilities for future cooperation

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WESTERN BALKANS – Youth Representative of Montenegro in the RYCO Governing Board Ms Andrea Mićanović participated in an online regional forum on “Remembrance and Intercultural Dialogue” organized by the European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA) in cooperation with the Balkan Network for Local Democracy.  The event, which took place from 21 to 22 December, gathered

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ALBANIA/NORTH MACEDONIA/SERBIA – Supported by RYCO and the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund through the second RYCO Open Call for Project Proposals, Vlora Youth Center from Albania in partnership with the Timok Club from Serbia and NGO Info-centre from North Macedonia, implemented the #ChallengingBorders project, which took place from January to November 2020. #ChallengingBorders aimed to

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PODGORICA – Head of the RYCO Local Branch Office in Montenegro Mr Edin Koljenović participated in the panel discussion ”Re-thinking of solidarity and volunteerism” which was organized on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day by the Association for Democratic Prosperity – ZID. The event took place in Montenegro, on 16 December.  The discussions were

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WESTERN BALKANS – Head of the RYCO Local Branch Office in Montenegro Mr Edin Koljenović participated in the online event “Rethinking the role of youth in the EU integration of the Western Balkans: Building resilience by investing in qualifications and skills” organized by the Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) on Tuesday, 15 December.  The event served

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WESTERN BALKANS – The Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) is inviting tenderers to submit their offers for the tender “IT support service for Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO), Head Office”. RYCO is looking for a national service provider (contractor) which will offer an IT Help Desk for RYCO Head Office (HO). IT contractor has to

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ALBANIA/SERBIA – Within the second RYCO Open Call for Project Proposals, co-financed by the UN Peacebuilding Fund, the Association of Citizens PLANT in Serbia in partnership with ACT for SOCIETY Centre in Albania implemented the project “Young2young”, which took place from December 2019 to November 2020.  The project aimed to contribute to the process of

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We spoke with the Director of the Franz Vranitzky Chair for European Studies at the University of Vienna Rainer Gries who is leading a team of researchers conducting a study on young people in the Western Balkans and their participation or non-participation in regional youth exchange programmes. This interview focused on the history, politics and

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