Regional Youth Cooperation Office

Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) is an independently functioning institutional mechanism, founded by the Western Balkans 6 participants (WB 6): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia, aiming to promote the spirit of reconciliation and cooperation between the youth in the region through youth exchange programs. Read more

Srebrenica: International Youth Camp

Organizer: Association “HO International Forum of Solidarity-Emmaus” (IFS-EMMAUS)

Location: Potocari (Srebrenica), Bosnia and Herzegovina

Period: From 10. – 24. July 2018.

About project:

Association “HO International forum of solidarity-EMMAUS” started organizing youth working camps back in 2006. Following the program scope of the Emmaus International Network in accordance to which youth camps are being organized around the world, IFS-EMMAUS as the only Emmaus International group member based in a non-EU state, in 2006 proposed to introduce youth camps in BiH, as youth events that will be consistently organized to promote tolerance, joint living and equality of all in a post-war country such as BiH. Having the above in mind, Srebrenica was chosen as a place to start at. Read more

Youth Peace Camp 2018

The Youth Peace Camps were initiated by the Council of Europe in 2003, in cooperation with   Europa Park in Rust, Germany, to bring together young people from conflict regions and to support them in initiating dialogue and cooperation.

In the past years the peace camp project brought together young people from the Middle East, Southeast and Eastern Europe. During the camp the participants followed an experiential learning process and acquired competences in the fields of intercultural learning, dialogue and conflict transformation, within a human rights framework. Read more

Youth Peace Ambassadors

Human dignity and peace-building by young people in Europe

The Youth Peace Ambassadors is a Council of Europe youth sector project being carried out between 2011 and 2014 in several phases. The project promotes and supports the role of young people in peace-building activities that contribute to living together in dignity and dialogue. The project is based on human rights, intercultural dialogue, youth participation and democratic citizenship processes in Europe. Young people are active citizens and protagonists of social change in conflict-affected communities. Read more

Youth Peace Camp 2018

The Youth Peace Camps were initiated by the Council of Europe in 2003, in cooperation with   Europa Park in Rust, Germany, to bring together young people from conflict regions and to support them in initiating dialogue and cooperation.

In the past years the peace camp project brought together young people from the Middle East, Southeast and Eastern Europe. During the camp the participants followed an experiential learning process and acquired competences in the fields of intercultural learning, dialogue and conflict transformation, within a human rights framework. Read more

Get Started:Everything You Need to Know

PeaceBuilders is a science-based, research-validated violence prevention curriculum and professional development program for grades pre-K to 12. Its essence is a common language – six principles, taught, modeled and practiced. These same principles set behavioral expectations, reduce aggression, and transform the climate and culture of any environment to one which is cooperative, productive, and academically successful. Read more

Kosovo: Flash Mob

Youth from Kosovo organized a street action (flash mob) in order to discuss together with citizens about peace and reconciliation in Western Balkan and Turkey. During this street action, youth disseminated leaflets with satiric messages, which they created during the workshop about critical thinking and use of satire to criticize. Read more