Call for Applications: Western Balkans Meet Japan – A Bridge Into Future

WESTERN BALKANS/JAPAN – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Regional Youth Cooperation Office are implementing for the second year the youth exchange “Western Balkans meet Japan: A Bridge into the Future”on 13-21 November 2019, and invites 15 undergraduate or graduate students aged from 20 to 25 years old, coming from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, to apply for a great opportunity of personal and professional growth. Read more

Third RYCO Open Call

Under the present Call for Proposals, RYCO intends to support and empower secondary schools to implement activities in the areas of regional youth cooperation, mobility and exchange; and enabling environment for regional youth cooperation.

RYCO strongly believes that the young people should be creating a culture of mobility, intercultural exchange and reconciliation. They should also be active contributors to democratic development, social and economic prosperity, and European integration in an increasingly open Western Balkans region. Contracting Parties in the Western Balkans should be providing proactive support to youth exchange and youth engagement within the Contracting Parties, and across the region. Read more

Steps forward

Unfortunately, Srebrenica and Potočari is the most known place in this part of Europe after 1995. And right here, where according to official statistics  was killed 8372 Bosnians, it seemed that coexistence will never become a reality. But it is!

Formerly an industrial zone, now a memorial. A few kilometers from Srebrenica to Bratunac, Potocari today shared the fate of many similar pre-war in which life is starting from the beggining. In the mainly agricultural region, near the border with Serbia, a population usually grows raspberries. Read more


Youth across Canada are working towards reconciliation in different ways. In this project explore solutions proposed by young people to show your class what youth can do to get involved in the solution towards reconciliation.

For your presentation:

  • What is offered to youth in terms of exploring reconciliation with other young people?
  •  Examples of youth making a difference towards reconciliation
  • Quotes from youth on truth & reconciliation
  •  If you want, you could also include ideas you and your group have for ways your school can get involved or to raise awareness in your school or community

Below are only a few examples to get you started on your research. You can include them or find different examples and sources. Read more

Training for Youth Peace Ambassadors

Today’s hot summer day, we decided to spend by training young people from different ethnic groups on the topic of peace and reconciliation!

Within the frames of the “Youth building peace” project, we organized the training for Youth Peace Ambassadors, where the youngsters through different activities had the chance to learn more about this topic and it’s importance. Read more

How Women Are Rising in Business

The new arena for business is being built from recycled shards of the glass ceiling.

It’s a welcoming space for women entrepreneurs, where collaboration, consensus and diversity rule. Much of it is virtual, as more and more women opt to do business online. The number of female founders and owners has increased dramatically in recent years, and the impact of businesses with women at the helm is significant in terms of revenues and hiring. Read more