Announcing Winners of the WB Youth Forum 2023 Participants

36 young minds from the region will be active part of the most awaited youth event of the year “Balkan Youth Express” which is taking place in Tirana from 6-7 October.

The WB Youth Forum’s Open Call for Participants, held in early September, attracted 165 applications from young leaders in the region eager to engage in the upcoming “Balkan Youth Express” event in Tirana on October 6-7, 2023.

We are thrilled to unveil the winners of the 2023


A space for youth to be part of the dialogue

This train journey, lasting from Elbasan to Durres, will engage youth in assessing the progress of the WB Youth Forum’s 2022 declaration and drafting concrete actions and initiatives to bring those aspirations into reality. Additional regional decision-makers will join the discussions alongside the youth participants, adding context to the proposed actions and fostering collaboration between both parties. Ultimately, the action points will be formally presented to stakeholders at the concluding event on October 7 at Piramida Center.

Stay tuned for the forthcoming agenda, which will be shared on RYCO’s social media channels. The 2023 Berlin Process Summit in Tirana promises to not only showcase the region’s commitment to integration but also to empower its youth and solidify collaboration among decision-makers.

Western Balkans Youth Forum, is a signature annual event organised by RYCO in the margins of the Berlin Process Summit. The Youth Forum is a platform that empowers the youth to actively participate in shaping the future of the Western Balkans region through meaningful engagement in the EU integration process. By bridging the gap between young people and decision-makers, the Youth Forum ensures that their perspectives are heard at the highest levels of decision-making.


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