Western Balkans

WESTERN BALKANS – The Advisory Board, one of the three statutory bodies of RYCO, had its 5th meeting on 27 April 2022. The meeting happened online and was facilitated and moderated by the RYCO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Denis PIPLAŠ. As the new 2-year mandate period for Advisory Board members began on 29 December 2021,

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TIRANA – In the period of 8-12 April, the city of Tirana was filled with the incomparable energy brought from the 24 young people, representatives of municipal councils, municipal offices, youth councils, and CSOs, coming from all over the Western Balkans. They participated in the fifth edition of the Youth Trail under the motto “Together

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OHRID – The RYCO Local Branch Office in North Macedonia and the OSCE Mission to Skopje organized four-day training for RYCO senior management, Youth Representatives in the RYCO Governing Board and Heads of the RYCO Local Branch Offices. The training took place on 5-8 April in Ohrid. During the training, the RYCO staff and Youth

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SARAJEVO – The RISE Bootcamp, a six-day intense program consisting of workshops and training sessions, was organized in Sarajevo from 14 to 19 March. The Bootcamp brought together over 40 regional and international young entrepreneurs, trainers, experts, RISE Consortium representatives and decision-makers. During the event, young entrepreneurs officially accepted their 2500€ rewards for their business

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TIRANA – RYCO Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General, Mr Albert Hani and Mr Denis Piplaš, met with Secretary General of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) Mr Christian Spahr on Monday, 28 March when they got familiarized with the work AER and discussed possible areas of cooperation between the organizations. RYCO representatives shared the

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WESTERN BALKANS – Since 2011, every 24 March marks the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. This observance was established by the United Nations General Assembly to honor the memory of victims of gross and systematic human rights violations, as well as

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ROUTE WB6 Volunteer Caravan journey successfully concluded in Tirana WESTERN BALKANS – After a week of travelling throughout the region, conducting volunteering actions and meet-ups with RYCO Local Branch Offices, young activists and local volunteering organisations, the ROUTE WB6 Caravan on four wheels ended its journey in Tirana, Albania on Monday, 14 March. During these

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SARAJEVO – RYCO Deputy Secretary General Mr Denis Piplaš and Head of the RYCO Local Branch Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina Ms Sandra Čule met with Ambassador of Japan to Bosnia and Herzegovina H. E. Mr Makoto Ito on Wednesday, 16 March. The interlocutors discussed the youth exchange programs between Japan and the Western Balkans.

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ROME – RYCO Secretary General Mr Albert Hani had a working dinner with the Quint’s (Italy, Germany, France, United States and the United Kingdom) directors of the Western Balkans departments and the representatives of the European Union in which they discussed challenges that young people are facing in the Western Balkans and ways for overcoming

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PODGORICA – As a part of the final stage of the ROUTE WB6 project, promoting youth mobility, volunteering and peacebuilding in the region, a creative and unique volunteer caravan, made up of fifty ROUTE WB6 volunteers, young journalists of the HAJDE platform and Young European Ambassadors (YEA) from all over the Western Balkans, started its

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