Youth Representatives

Youth Representative of Montenegro

Ms Jelena Fuštić is licensed youth activist and social worker from Montenegro. She has over six years of experience in youth and civil sector which involves coordination of national and regional projects on topics such as: youth employability, education, active involvement in decision making processes, prevention of violent extremism, intercultural dialogue etc.

She has also been active advocate for enabling better environment for personal, social and professional youth growth by being part of consultations' groups for designing strategies, action plans and other relevant documents, such as working group for development of Youth Guarantee scheme in Montenegro, in which she is one of the members.

Jelena especially enjoys in working directly with other young people, as she is a certified trainer and supervisor within multiple intercultural exchanges, as well as in constant learning, being alumni of Caux scholar program and many others.

Currently, she is at the position of Executive Director of Forum MNE, a youth organisation in Montenegro.

Youth Representative of North Macedonia
Mr Maleski is a Researcher and youth activist from Reactor - Research in Action and active in the youth field for the last nine years. During these nine years, he has been the President of the National Youth Council of Macedonia and represented the organization both nationally and internationally. Furthermore, he has participated in a number of events organized within the Berlin Process, by the European Youth Forum, the United Nations ECOSOC, the European Commission and the European Parliament.
He has also been an important voice advocating for more and better youth policies in North Macedonia and the region. In the past years, he has been working closely with the youth sector in addressing this need for new and better policies. He was also a youth representative in the working group for the development of the Law on Youth Participation and Youth Policies, which was designed in a unique participatory atmosphere together with representatives from the Parliament of North Macedonia. The work of the working group resulted in the first Law on Youth adopted in January 2020.

Youth Representative of Kosovo*

Mr Prapashtica has been a youth sector activist for a long time. During this time, he had a possibility to engage and cooperate with various non-governmental organizations by providing a significant contribution in implementing youth-related activities. Moreover, he served as a collaborator for local and international organizations and projects implemented in the field of youth empowerment, decision-making process as well as promotion of human rights. 

Mr Prapashtica has completed his studies in the field of justice and has been professionally engaged in the work of civil society organizations with a special focus on the protection and promotion of the rights of young people.

He considers his participation in numerous conferences and other local and international events as a good opportunity to expand his professional network and collaborations in relation to strengthening the role of youth in decision-making processes. 

Youth Representative of Albania

Ms Françeska Muço is an Albanian civil society activist. Since an early age, she has been very active and passionate about civil rights and youth engagement in democratic processes.

She has been designing and implementing several projects and advocacy campaigns related to youth and women empowerment, education, and media. Her activities include being part of consultants’ groups for designing several youth initiatives, action plans and law proposals that have enabled her to be a youth representative in several advisory boards at local and national level. Françeska is also very active in the public debates, through participation as a speaker in conferences, in awareness campaigns, TV shows and interviews.

Her professional experience is mostly related with projects implementation and fundraising within the European Union programs but also with donors in Albania.

Currently, she holds the position of the Secretary General of the Young Professionals Network of Albania.


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