The CEI is pleased to announce that the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) - an intergovernmental organisation aimed at promoting regional, cross-border and intercultural cooperation within and among its six Western Balkan Contracting Parties  (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo1*, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) has recently launched its 2nd Call  to support and empower civil society organisations and secondary schools to implement activities in the areas of regional youth cooperation, mobility and exchange; and enabling environment for regional youth cooperation.

The call will be focused on the following 2 priority areas and related objectives:

Priority area 1: Regional youth cooperation, mobility and exchange.

Objective 1: Intercultural Learning and Dialogue Young people engage in intercultural learning and dialogue with their peers from the diverse communities within their Contracting Parties and across the Western Balkan region.

Objective 2: Dealing with the Past Young people address their differences concerning the region’s past and challenge inherited narratives through guided processes in a safe environment.

Priority area 2: Enabling environment for regional youth cooperation.

Objective 3: Policy Influencing. The legislative and political environment is increasingly supportive of reconciliation and intercultural learning, and of the implementation of youth mobility and exchange both within and among Contracting Parties in the Western Balkan region.

Objective 4: Youth Participation.  Young people participate in decision-making processes that shape their local communities as well as social and political development of their respective society and the Western Balkan region. ● Specific Objective 5: Strengthening Capacities Individuals and institutions are better equipped to play key roles in accompanying and guiding young people towards abovementioned specific objectives 1-4.

Deadline: 25 January 2019 23.59