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

The Regional Youth Compact for Europe Internship programme is starting. The programme offers one month internship for Balkan youth in one of the offices of the project partners. RYCE is official launching a call for interns for the period of December 2019- April 2020. The internship program aims to provide a framework for young people in the region to gain firsthand experience about the functioning of CSOs and the work they do but also to assist in finding out and establishing innovative, youth friendly, forms and content of communication, leading to increased youth participation in civil initiatives, policy design and…
What is the involvement of CSOs in the Western Balkan countries in the EU Accession Negotiation and EU Integration Processes? The Comparative study « Civil Society in the Western Balkans: Involvement in the EU Accession Negotiation and EU Integration Processes from Initiatives to a Structured Dialogue » can answer this question and much more. This study is conducted in the framework of the project Regional Youth compact for Europe and aims to give to the Balkan countries which are involved in the accession process to the EU, numerous elements regarding the cooperation between authorities and CSOs which can help them…
Employment policies and labour market reforms in the Western Balkan countries were some of the topics covered in the Second workshop for the Regional youth working group organized in Prishtina on the 5th and 6th November in the framework of the project Regional Youth Compact for Europe. The workshop had an objective to deepen the youth group’s common understanding of the accession negotiation process with particular focus on the Chapter 19: Social Policy and Employment. Experts from the region shared their expertise in labour market reforms, work opportunities, social cohesions, youth mobility and more. The youngsters had the opportunity to…
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…

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