Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue

Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue

The project at a glance:
This one-year project (commencement date: 1 January 2015) submitted within the priority 5 – promotion of social and economic inclusion of age groups that risk marginalisation and in particular youngsters, as the Operating Grant intended to support the work of LDAs in the Western Balkan countries to contribute more effectively in structuring regional thematic cooperation and coordination between CSOs and public authorities from targeted countries and help improve environment for youth activism and participation, in particular of young people with fewer opportunities

The Partnership:

Applicant: ALDA
Co-applicants: LDA Montenegro, LDA Mostar, LDA Zavidovici, LDA Prijedor, LDA Central Serbia, LDA Subotica, LDA Kosovo

Partner: ALDA Skopje (FYROM)

Duration 12 months
Locations: Mostar, Knjazevac, Podgorica, Subotica
Total project value: 201.782 EUR

Activities
The first Project activities hosted by the LDA Mostar team members, consisted of the Steering group meeting, Regional Network meeting for consultations and preparing the draft Regional Co-operation Platform, combined with the trainings for youth engagement workers and the LDA Delegates from Western Balkan countries.
After a long series of skype meetings throughout December, local action planning and coordination work by the Delegates of Local Democracy Agencies all the relevant stakeholders were present – CSOs, local self-governments and youth groups from Mostar, Zavidovici, Prijedor (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Subotica, Knjazevac (Serbia), Niksic (Montenegro), Peja/Pec (Kosovo*) and ALDA Skopje, municipality Vevcani (Macedonia). In this way, the project Steering group was established (three members per partner, 27 members), the Detailed Activity plan and Visibility plan were adopted.
The main project activities include capacity building and thematic networking promote social and economic inclusion of age groups that risk marginalisation and in particular youngsters, and will be implemented by LDAs in the Western Balkan countries through structured regional thematic cooperation engaging CSOs and public authorities to help improve environment for youth activism and participation, in particular of young people with fewer opportunities. Capacity building, knowledge and information share will serve as the main tools to strengthen youth groups for active citizenship and participation in policy / decision making at local level, but even more at regional level through monitoring the implementation of public policies towards EU integration of the Western Balkans. Specific attention will be given to awareness raising among policy and decision makers at regional and local level on EU standards and practices of youth participation and EU Programmes 2014-2020 intended for youth.
With this in view, the LDAs involved in the action will be working together and provide all necessary support to newly appointed Youth Engagement Workers ( members of the Regional Youth Working Group) and Local Youth Advisory Groups to contribute to achieving the project results. 
In addition, the project launch activity was dedicated to preparing the Regional Co-operation Platform for the adoption at the level of Regional Network group meeting.

The project  was launched in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 27-29 January 2015.

Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue is the project designed to contribute to structuring regional thematic cooperation and coordination between civil society and public authorities in the Western Balkan countries primarily aimed to improve environment for youth activism and participation. This publication is the result of extensive field research work carried out by the team of experts, youth workers and the project partner LDA steam members. Field research, focus group meetings, field and online surveys were conducted in some thirty smaller local communities across the region. Information and feedback collected and comprised in this publication serve as the…
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For the second year of the project “Balkan regional platform for youth participation and dialogue”, ALDA and the 8 LDAs are recruiting 16 youth volunteers for the position of Youth Correspondents. We are looking for young and dynamic people who will work closely with us on the topic of youth participation on local and regional cooperation. The youth correspondents should be from one of the 5 Balkan countries and the local communities involved in the project: Macedonia (Kavadarci, Centar and Skopje), Serbia (Subotica and Knjazevac), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Mostar, Projedor and Zavidovici), Montenegro (Niksic) and Kosovo (Peja). Our future Youth…
Within the project "Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue", that in the area of Zavidovici implements LDA Zavidovici, has been formed Local Youth Advisory Group - LYAG Zavidovici. The goal of the local youth advisory groups is to act as a link between local communities and the regional youth network. Local Advisory Group will follow, provide advice and implement activities of the project, as well as participate in the consultative meetings, provide inputs for regional newsletter and regional website. Also, Local Advisory Group will work on the preparation of a public call for small grants at the local…
The first meeting of the Regional Network for Local Democracy for this year in the framework of the project ‘’Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue’’, took place in one of the host cities of the project – Knjaževac (Serbia), from 8 till 11 February 2016. The coordination meeting brought together the partners and members of the project from the Local Democracy Agencies from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo* and Serbia, ALDA Skopje and ALDA, represented by the Secretary General, Antonella Valmorbida. The young people and representatives of local authorities from Mostar, Prijedor, Zavidovići, Nikšić, Skopje, Kavadarci, Subotica, Peja…
From 30 December 2015, in the Retro-pub in Zavidovici you can see the exhibition of works created during art workshops for young people in eight cities in the region. The works are an expression of young people, and how young people see their town and young people in it. The exhibition started its way in Subotica in September, then it was in Pec, Knjazevac, Skopje, Prijedor, Mostar, Niksic, and then continued its way and ends in Zavidovici. The exhibition is a part of the project "Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue” in which LDA Zavidovici participates. PUTUJUCA IZLOŽBA…
LDA Zavidovici has organized another activity within the project "Blakan regional platform for youth participation and dialogue". In the municipal meetingroom on the 23.12.2015. was held a meeting between the local youth advisory group who participated in the project and representatives of local institutions. In the frame of the activity "My city - Youth City", a group of young people created map of Zavidovici, with marked locations, institutions, organizations and facilities that can help them in their further development, and the same map was presented to representatives of the local authorities, among which was Representative of the Department for legal…

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