Youth

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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KONJIC – The RYCO Local Branch Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the PRO-Future project organized the first regional Peace and Advocacy Camp (#PAC) which gathered sixteen young people from the Western Balkans. Within PAC, the young people learned more about and enhanced their communication, activist, leadership and peace-building skills. This seven-day event targeted active youth

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PEJA/PEĆ – The International Anibar Animation Festival started its 12th edition on Friday, 23 July 2021, with a rich program of films, presentations, panels, workshops, and masterclasses. Unlike last year, when local restrictions were imposed to fight COVID-19 pandemic and the festival was held only online, this year, the festival brought life back to the

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WESTERN BALKANS  –  A new podcast is bringing to the Western Balkan youth insightful discussions on the beautiful nature of the region and hiking. It is created by young journalist Rejdi Bodlli, who took part in the RYCO supported Program for Young Journalists within the framework of the advocacy project “A Better Region Starts with

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BELGRADE  – Representatives of the RYCO Local Branch Office in Belgrade, RYCO LBO Program Officer Ms Bojana Zimonjić and LBO Program Assistant Mr Đorđo Cvijović met with young people in Serbia to discuss RYCO’s work and opportunities for involvement of youth in regional projects within a study visit organized separately by the Civic Initiatives on

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TIRANA – Upon the closure of the “Supporting the Western Balkan’s collective leadership on reconciliation: building capacity and momentum for Regional Youth Cooperation Office – RYCO” project, the UN and RYCO organized a final project event in Tirana on Thursday, 29 July 2021. The event brought together over 60 representatives of RYCO and UN agencies

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2020 marked the 12th International LGBT Film Festival “Merlinka”. What does the festival symbolise and why is it important to talk about it and spread the word?  Lead: The International Queer Film Festival “Merlinka” has been held annually in Belgrade every December since 2009 and it is organized by the Gay Lesbian Info Centre (GLIC)

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VRNJAČKA BANJA – Representatives of the RYCO Local Branch Office in Serbia, RYCO Local Program Officer Ms Bojana Zimonjić and RYCO Program Assistant Mr Đorđo Cvijović attended the ninth regular Assembly of the National Youth Council of Serbia (Krovna organizacija mladih Srbije – KOMS), which took place in Vrnjačka Banja from 23 to 25 July,

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