Western Balkans Youth Meeting

Second Europe – Western Balkans Youth Meeting: The Berlin Process – a new impetus for youth work?

Seminar / Conference
23-26 May 2018 | Podgorica, Montenegro

What has been the impact of the Berlin process in the field of youth? How can we contribute to moving further ahead? This seminar will explore these questions focusing on the themes of youth participation, civic education and social inclusion. Read more

Balkan Youth Forum

The Balkan Youth Forum is a non-formal learning program for youth from diverse types of Balkan states, designed by a very young team of alumni of the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship program, aged 18 to 21 and funded by the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund. It brings together 2 participants, aged 16 to 18, from each Balkan country for an intensive week of lectures, debates, workshops, simulations and meetings with representatives of the European Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other relevant institutions and organizations. BYF combines peer-to-peer learning, edutainment and volunteering. The purpose of these activities is helping participants form a more profound understanding of the past and present of the Balkans, to shape a personal opinion on the importance of cooperation and to inspire them to take action. At the end of the program, the participants will present their own projects for sustainable cooperation between their communities, which they will later implement in their own countries with the help of their BYF mentors. Read more

Balkan Youth Peace Initiative (Part II)

Inside Out is a global participatory art project whose goal is to send strong message to the world by presenting portraits of different people, initiated by French photographer JR who stated that “if we don’t know anything about people, we don’t have the right to judge them.” After winning the TED price in 2011, JR expressed wish to change the world by turning it “inside out”. Since 2015 over 127 countries participated in the project and more than 250.000 portraits were taken. Read more

The Balkan Dialogue 2018 – Sarajevo

The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund starts accepting applications for participation in the International Conference “The Balkan Dialogue – 2018”, which will take place on April 25-28 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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The goal of the event is to establish a dialogue of experts and young professionals in the field of foreign affairs, economics, issues of security, international journalism and representatives of the academic community on the Balkan Peninsula on the most urgent topics of the region. Read more

Invitation for 5 Project Participants

Training for organizing and leading international youth activities ‘Together we can’ will take place on 21-30 March 2017 in Durrës, Albania.

The aim of this training course is to provide learning opportunity and capacity building for youth workers, leaders of international youth activities, projects and programs. With this project, we expect youth workers to be able to initiate, develop, prepare, implement and evaluate an independent international project for and with young people. Special emphasis will be given to development of activities and projects based on actual needs of young people, their active involvement in every stage of the project design, preparation, implementation and follow up, as well as for designing projects with clear local impact and multiplying effect. Read more

Peace in the Balkans, Peace in Europe

First Workshop of the Center for European Studies

11 May 2018

Center for European Studies- EPOKA University

In the current scale of globalization, peace becomes a national and international responsibility that requires coordinated action from both national and international agents. The achievement of peace is not only the absence of war, but it also requires a process of positive transformation of political, economic and social structures. Read more

Coaching in the training design – TSW

Training Course

22-25 May 2018 | Tallinn, Estonia

This is a skills-oriented workshop for trainers with a long-term experience in the youth field, who have been in touch with coaching/mentoring practices and want to explore these approaches further when it comes to designing training activities.
Trainer Skills Workshops (TSW) take place twice a year as part of a strategic long-term cooperation between NAs and SALTO T&C RC coordinating European training offers for trainers. It supports ‘advanced trainers’ to exploring a certain area of trainer’s work and related competences of the ETS Competence Model for Trainers (https://www.salto-youth.net/rc/training-and-cooperation/trainercompetencedevelopment/trainercompetences/). Every time TSW has a different thematic focus for certain skills development. Read more