Western Balkans

WESTERN BALKANS – Today marks the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010, the international day honors the memory of victims of gross and systematic human rights violations and promotes the importance of the

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WESTERN BALKANS – Within the project “Supporting the Western Balkans collective leadership on reconciliation: building capacity and momentum for the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO)”, UNDP is implementing an activity that seeks to address the deficit in the evidence-base on youth’s perceptions about peace and conflict issues in the Western Balkans. The activity is centered

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WESTERN BALKANS – As the global number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been increasing and the first cases are being confirmed across the Western Balkans, RYCO issues the following statement on the COVID-19 outbreak. Having in mind that RYCO’s key activities include supporting the youth mobility programs in the Western Balkans but also

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BITOLA – The second co-design workshop of the ROUTE WB6 program was hosted by the Youth Cultural Center Bitola from 28 February to 1 March. The workshop gathered 15 participants from diverse spheres of youth and volunteer work from all across the Western Balkans. The event aimed to further discuss and design the regional volunteer

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SERBIA – The project “Youth of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia as Promoters of Peace and Reconciliation” implemented by the Association of Citizens “World of Words” from Velika Plana, Serbia in partnership with the Association for Dialogue in Family and Society “Small Steps” from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and NGO “Women’s Action” from

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TIRANA – The joint meeting of previous and current RYCO Governing Board Youth Representatives took place on Tuesday in Tirana, Albania when they got updated on the current state of play of the RYCO’s activities by the organization’s secretariat but also worked on peer mentoring and transfer of knowledge related to the work of the

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SERBIA/KOSOVO* – Supported through the second RYCO Open Call for Project Proposals, co-financed by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, the GAIA Kosovo and CK13 Novi Sad are announcing an open invitation for participants from Serbia and Kosovo for Camp of creative writing and translating, which will be held on Fruška Gora mountain from 12th until

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Albania/ Bosnia and Herzegovina/Montenegro/Kosovo*/Serbia – Supported through the second RYCO Open Call for Project Proposals, co-financed by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund – the Institute for Democracy, Media & Culture (IDMC) from Albania, together with its partners invite young people to take part in a study visit which will take from 25th until 31st May

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TIRANA – RYCO Secretary General Mr Đuro Blanuša gave an interview for the Albanian Daily News where he spoke about the key achievements of RYCO in 2019, challenges for regional cooperation in the Western Balkans and announced future RYCO plans for youth cooperation in the region. You can read the interview in its entirety below. The

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VALJEVO – The final workshop of the project „SEAVA youth“ supported by RYCO and United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, brought together twenty-five young people from Montenegro and Serbia. The workshop organized in partnership between NGO iACT from Montenegro and Valjevska Kulturna Mreža (VAKUM) from Serbia took place in Valjevo during the regional film festival “Valjevski filmski

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