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WESTERN BALKANS – The International Day of Peace is observed each year on 21 September to highlight the importance of peaceful societies. It was first proclaimed in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly in global efforts of celebrating and strengthening the ideals of peace. Peaceful societies are achieved when cooperation, dialogue and mutual understanding

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ALPBACH – RYCO Secretary General Mr Đuro Blanuša attended this year’s edition of the European Forum Alpbach where he discussed the regional cooperation through a prism of the European integration of the Western Balkans. The panel discussion “EU Enlargement – Quo Vadis?” supported by German Cooperation took place on Monday, 31 August. Mr Blanuša said

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WESTERN BALKANS – RYCO is looking for project proposals that will change the Western Balkans. The overall financial envelope for this call is 330.000€ which is available to civil society organisations from across the region. The overall objective of the fourth RYCO Open Call for Project Proposals is to support the civil society in the

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WESTERN BALKANS – The RISE project is launching its open call for applications for young entrepreneurs from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia to develop their social business ideas. Through a series of workshops, lectures, meetups, mobility programs and financial support, young people will have a chance to learn, grow, do

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WESTERN BALKANS – Today marks the International Youth Day. Firstly observed on 12 August 2000, this day serves as a reminder of the potential that young people have in making a positive contribution to society. The Western Balkans region is composed of diverse and dynamic young people that have consistently proven their willingness to make

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WESTERN BALKANS – RYCO and its partners organized the third Co-design Workshop of the ROUTE WB6 project on 22 – 24 of July, aiming to support youth to fully engage in a collaborative design of a regional volunteering exchange program. More than twenty participants, including national project coordinators, former EVS volunteers, representatives of RYCO Local

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EUROPE – The closing ceremony of the Re-boot Europe conference was held online on 21 July. The conference, organized on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Southeast Europe Initiative of the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO), gathered more than 100 young Europeans from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and

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WESTERN BALKANS – The last couple of days on social media, especially in Kosovo* and Serbia, are marked with tensions and negative discussions on nationalism and ethnicity issues among people in the Western Balkans region and beyond. These discussions involve a number of young people but also world-wide known public figures. As we witness divisive

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WESTERN BALKANS – The RISE project will support over 200 young entrepreneurs 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 at the same

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