Youth

POZNAŃ – RYCO Secretary General Mr Đuro Blanuša participated in the panel discussion Local initiatives solving local problems organized within the Civil Society Forum of the Poznań Summit on Thursday when he discussed the need for empowering youth, CSOs and secondary schools in order to enhance their involvement in local communities’ life so they become a

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SARAJEVO – RYCO Local Branch Officer in Bosnia and Herzegovina Ms Berina Bukva took part in a conference organized in Sarajevo during June where she, together with political parties’ representatives and young people, discussed brain drain, youth participation and work of RYCO in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also across the region. The conference “Youth-Driven Policy

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PARIS/WESTERN BALKASN – The “Western Balkans Youth Lab (WB6 Lab)” is a regional incubator for entrepreneurship and innovation designed for young leaders and change-makers. The AFD (Agence Française de Développement) has just allocated €500,000 to the project. Over a three-year period (from October 2019 to September 2022), the project has two objectives: to create a

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WESTERN BALKANS – The Western Balkan-French-German Jazz Meetings called “Balkan Academy of Music (BAM)” in Montenegro came along under the motto “A better region starts with youth”. These first Montenegro Jazz Meetings are part of a joint project by the Regional Youth Cooperation Office in Montenegro (RYCO), Institut Français and Goethe-Institut. Experienced musicians from Germany,

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PRISTINA – The ninth meeting of the RYCO Governing Board took place in Pristina, Kosovo* on Thursday and Friday. The two-day meeting discussed the organization’s ongoing activities with a special focus on the second RYCO Open Call for Project Proposals and adopted a number of decisions important for RYCO’s functioning as well as its further

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BUCHAREST – RYCO Secretary General Mr Đuro Blanuša gave his remarks at the opening of the conference entitled “How to better respond to European aspirations of the young generation in the Western Balkans?” organized by the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in Bucharest today. The two-day conference is taking place in

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TIRANA – The German Federal Foreign Office has awarded 350.000€ for a new one-year RYCO’s project aiming to support high schools from the Western Balkans in creating cooperation opportunities for vulnerable groups, improving cross-sector cooperation and raising their capacities. German Ambassador to Albania H.E. Ms Susanne Schütz and RYCO Secretary General Mr Đuro Blanuša signed

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TIRANA – As the Council of Europe celebrates its 70 birthday it also faces a major political and financial crisis. A proposed way to overcome the crisis includes abolition of funding for the organization’s youth sector. RYCO wants to underline that the crisis should not and may not harm the policies and work done with

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SKOPJE – RYCO Local Branch Officer in Macedonia Mr Albert Hani took part in Tuesday’s consultative meeting on the National Strategy for Development of the Concept One Society and Interculturalism. The Government of Macedonia launched the policy initiative aiming to reduce divisions and increase trust among the communities in Macedonia. RYCO supports the initiative through

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