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.

In the period from 23 to 26 March 2015 in Knjazevac, Serbia, there was a training session for a group of young people from the region on volunteerism. The training is part of the activities within the project "Balkan Regional platforms for youth participation and dialogue". Training gathered young people from five countries of the Balkans who will work on this project as Youth Engagement Workers (YEW). Participating countries in the project are: Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. This training helps the youngsters to analyze the needs of volunteerism in the communities as well as selection, management…
AKO IMAŠ IZMEĐU 16 i 30 GODINA I ŽELIŠ DA DOPRINESEŠ BOLJEM POLOŽAJU MLADIH U ZAVIDOVIĆIMA, ONDA JE OVO PRILIKA ZA TEBE! Za potrebe projekta "Regionalna platforma za učešće i dijalog mladih Balkana", koji finansira Evropska komisija kroz program za civilno društvo i podršku regionalnim tematskim mrežama, ALD Zavidovići objavljuje: POZIV ZA IZBOR 10 ČLANICA I ČLANOVA LOKALNE SAVJETODAVNE GRUPE MLADIH ŠTA ĆETE RADITI Bićete glas mladih naše općine i veza između njih i članica i članova regionalne mreže mladih; • Sarađivaćete sa našim savjetnicama za pitanja mladih; • Učestvovaćete u definisanju kriterijuma za izbor učesnica i učesnika u regionalnim…
LDA and LDAs in the Balkans have began the implementation of the operational grant "Balkan regional platform for youth participation and dialogue” with the first partner meetings held from 27 - 29 January in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Representatives of the Local Democracy Agencies, local authorities and young people had the opportunity to familiarize themselves and discuss about the objectives of the project/network and define the directions of its development, as well as mechanisms for effective joint cooperation. Also, the aim of the meetings was the strategic planning of project activities and the new platform for cooperation in the Western…
From January 2015, ALDA and the Balkan LDAs are starting the implementation of the operating grant – Balkan regional platform for youth participation and dialogue, a new platform in the Balkans which aims to establish a network of organisations that will contribute in structuring regional thematic cooperation and coordination between civil society and public authorities from targeted countries to improve environment for youth activism and participation, in particular of young people with fewer opportunities. The first meeting will be held in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 27th and 28th January. The project is initiated by ALDA, with LDAs from Mostar,…
U okviru projekta Regionalna platforma za učešće i dijalog mladih Balkana - Balkanre gional platform for youth participation and dialogue, koji finansira Evropska unija, kroz program Civil Society Facility, Operating Grants to IPA CSO Associations, Support to regional thematic associations, Ambasada lokalne demokratije Zavidovići raspisuje Javni poziv Za dostavljanje prijedloga za vizuelno rješenje za logo projekta/mreže mladih: Regionalna platforma za učešće i dijalog mladih Balkana Tehnički podaci: Traženi logo treba da oslikava ciljeve projekta i osnivanja mreže: Jačanje regionalne saradnje i koordinacije izmeđju civilnog društva i vlasti, sa ciljem stvaranja boljeg okruženja za aktivizam i učešće mladih Poziv je otvoren…
Imaš više od 18 a manje od 30 godina? Voliš nova iskustva? Želiš da upoznaš mlade iz zemalja regiona? Voliš da putuješ? Voliš da sarađuješ sa svojim vršnjacima? Dopada ti se rad u timu? Učestvovao/učestvovala si u radu sa drugim mladim osobama ili volonterskim aktivnostima? Informisan/informisana si o položaju i aktivizmu mladih u Mostaru i Bosni i Hercegovini? Ako je tvoj odgovor na ova pitanja ’’DA’’, pozivamo te da se prijaviš na naš poziv i stekneš iskustvo rada na međunarodnom projektu! U okviru projekta Regionalna platforma za učešće i dijalog mladih Balkana - Balkan regional platform for youth participation and…

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