Regional Youth Compact for Europe

Regional Youth Compact for Europe

Regional Youth Compact for Europe is a three year project that aims to empower CSOs, particularly YOUTH organizations in the Western Balkans and Turkey to more effectively participate in policy design and in monitoring the process of EU integration.

Center for Democracy Foundation, Balkan Network for Local Democracy (ALDA and Local Democracy Agencies from the WB Region), CRTA (Belgrade), Youth Act Center (Albania) and SODEM (Turkey) will work together on various activities aiming to strengthen the capacity of CSOs and youth organizations to monitor the implementation of public policies, to engage in evidence based advocacy through a structured civil dialogue with the focus on good governance, the rule of law, economic governance, employment and social policy reform. A combined set of awareness raising, capacity building and regional networking activities are aimed to strengthen the impact of CSOs in the reform process towards the EU integration.

The Balkan Network for Local Democracy acting as a consolidated cooperation/consultation platform will be engaging Local Democracy Agencies, local public authorities, CSOs and youth groups from across the region in EU integration related policy dialogue through innovative mechanisms for influencing public policies and reform process.

Main project work packages which will be implemented at local and regional level include Capacity building, Monitoring and Advocacy, Regional Networking and Exchange, Public Campaign and Sub- granting Programme.

Regional Youth Compact for Europe is implemented by:

Center for Democracy Foundation, The Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA), ALDA Skopje, Local Democracy Agency Subotica, Local Democracy Agency Montenegro, Local Democracy Agency Mostar, Local Democracy Agency Prijedor, Local Democracy Agency of Kosovo, Local Democracy Agency for Central and Southern Serbia, Local Democracy Agency Zavidovici, Local Democracy Agency Albania, CRTA ,Youth Act Albania and SODEM Turkey.

This project is funded by
the European Union

On the 7th of November 2019, Balkan youngsters gathered in Prishtina for the Regional Youth thematic forum. The forum tackled the topic “Youth in the region: seeking strategic responses to meet the challenges of demography and labour market trends” in order to deepen the common understanding of the accession negotiation process with particular focus on the Chapter 19: Social Policy and Employment. The main goal of the forum was to establish a youth network will work as a network of young students and activists empowered for monitoring EU related reforms within the EU integration processes. The youngsters had opportunity to…
The video of the POLITEIA Western Balkan School for Youth Participation has arrived. The video was made during the 6-day summer school in Danilovgrad, Montenegro in April 2019. The video offers a inside view of the experience of youngsters who took part in the different training sessions and the input of the experts. The youngsters from the Western Balkans region and Turkey had the opportunity to understand the strategic approach to reforms, designing of action plans, methodology of planning, implementation and monitoring. You can watch the video below. The video was filmed in the framework of the project “Regional Youth…
The role of monitoring and evaluation in evidence-based advocacy on local level was the topic of the 2nd Regional training for the Balkan Network for Local Democracy. The 3 days’ event took place from 10th to 12th September 2019 in Knjazevac, Serbia, organized by the Local Democracy Agency Central and Southern Serbia. More than 30 participants from the Western Balkans region join the training as part of the component: “Sharing Experience – Expanding the Networks’ Thematic Working Program”. The programme tried to bring together varied tools on the strategic role of monitoring and evaluation in evidence-based dialogue on local level.…
On the 17th April 2019, Local Democracy Agency Zavidovići organized the event “Monitoring reforms locally - best practice becomes our practice” within the project Regional Youth Compact for Europe. The topic was social cohesion and youth policy – the role of local institutions in implementation of EU standards and policies and role of CSOs in monitoring reforms. The event was attended by local institutions, youth representatives and students, civil society organizations and media. After brief introduction by moderator Elmin Fehrić, student of the Philosophy Faculty in Zenica and Network of Student Councils in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jasmin Mehić, youth worker…
POLITEIA regional school for youth has officially open its doors for the new generation of young leaders. Natasa Vuckovic, president of the Center for Democracy foundation, Stanka Parac from BNLD, Kerim Medjedovic form LDA Niksic, Marko Mrdak, Deputy Chief Negotiator of Montenegro and Ilija Grgutovic, deputy mayor of Danilovgrad opened the 2019 edition of the school on the 1st of April in Danilovgrad, Montenegro. 25 youngsters from the Western Balkans region and Turkey will follow the 5 day lectures, workshops and interactive activities on different topics connected to the European Union. The activities will offer the youngster the opportunity to…
After two days focusing on empowering young people and enabling them to have a better understanding of the content regarding rule of law and fundamental rights, the international workshop “Rule of law and fundamental rights – why is it important for the youth and how youth can contribute to monitor reforms in these fields” organized in Mostar, has successfully finished. Around 20 youngsters had opportunity to follow a series of workshops and be part of different activities. The European union was in one of the major topics discussed throughout the workshop, particularly the set of values, standards and principles that…
The first thematic regional forum in the framework of the project “Regional Youth Compact for Europe” was held on the 26th February 2019 in Tirana. The event was attended by more than 70 people, representatives of civil society, youth stakeholders and young people from the Western Balkans and gave opportunity to exchange on new ways to cooperate among various stakeholders in the region and stimulate collaborative activities for EU integration on a regional level. The Forum was opened by Mr. Arbjan Mazniku, Deputy Mayor of Tirana, Mr. Sokol Dedja, Deputy Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Albania and Mrs. Antonella…
The Center for Democracy Foundation invites you to apply for the POLITEIA regional school for youth that will be held 1-6 April 2019 in Danilovgrad, Montenegro. The first POLITEIA school for civil society took place in 1997 during the large civic and student protests where youth gained knowledge of democratic and European values. Since then hundreds of young people were taught and motivated to actively participate in social and political processes. It is recognized as one of the leading non-formal educative programs in the Western Balkans because of its great choice of lecturers, interactive methodology as well as choosing qualified…

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