The RYCO Local Branch Office in North Macedonia and NYCM have been maintaining good relationships and cooperation from the moment RYCO was founded. In addition, NYCM was also involved in the establishment process of RYCO and actively contributed to it.
Furthermore, NYCM is observing the process of the selection of the Youth Representative of North Macedonia in the RYCO Governing Board upon the agreement with the Agency of Youth and Sports of North Macedonia.
RYCO and NYCM share the same values and principles concerning youth participation and youth empowerment. Both parties have been promoting and supporting the active participation of youth in decision-making processes as well as strengthening the capacities of young people and other relevant stakeholders. NYCM is also an important actor in the regional youth cooperation and youth mainstreaming in the Western Balkans.
During the signing of the MoU, it was emphasized that youth cooperation and youth mainstreaming will remain the focus of the future partnership between RYCO and NYCM with even more joint efforts invested in fostering youth participation and regional networking of youth structures. In this regard, both General Secretaries wished for fruitful cooperation and many common initiatives for the best interest of the youth in the region.