Let's know Regional Youth Cooperation Office

The Policy Brief aims to provide an insight to the context and process of RYCO establishment. An historical overview on the youth Positive Agenda and on the first Albanian-Serbian youth exchanges will also be shortly analysed. The Brief is enriched with the personal views of 10 young participants of regional exchange activities that took place in the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding on Youth between the Republic of Serbia and Republic of Albania. These interviews provide an interesting point of view on Youth cooperation from the youngster's perspective. The final section provides update on where RYCO stands now and what it will support. Two interviews, with the Albanian National Youth Service and with the Special Commissioner of the Franco - German Youth Office for South - Eastern Europe, enrich this Policy Brief and provide valuable considerations about what RYCO should achieve.

Additional Information

This Policy Brief is the second contribution of Cooperation and Development Institute (CDI) under the Berlin Process Series / Youth Component. "Berlin Process Series" is an initiative started by CDI in November 2015, in Tirana, and is supported by Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Hanns Seidel Foundation. The initiative encompasses:
  • Research on the Berlin Process and its priority areas.
  • Yearly Monitoring Reports on advancement of Albania in BP agenda on issues such as youth, migration and connectivity.
  • Annual Conference "Albania in the Berlin process", followed by the conference proceedings.

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Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia




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