Essay competition
“Three reasons to stay in my country”

May 21, 2018

  • Are you aged 16-24?
  • Do you want to make your voice heard with decision makers in the Western Balkan countries?
  • Do you want to engage and contribute to European future of your country and of the Balkans?
  • Do you want to meet more youngsters like you and take part to an exciting regional youth exchange event in Tirana?
This is your chance!

Western Balkans Youth Cooperation Platform (WBYCP) launches the regional youth essay competition “Three reasons to stay in my country”. If your reply is "yes" to the four questions above, you can enter your essay competition and tell us your reasons to stay in your country (or in the Balkans), and what the policy-makers should do to achieve this!

Your essay will be published in WBYCP together with tens and hundreds others. After careful assessment, a Commission will select 2 youngsters per country to explain why Balkan youth has a future here, and what is expected from Balkan and EU politicians.

A special youth exchange programme in Tirana and a regional event entirely dedicated to youth topics will be organized in Tirana, where many of you will be invited and the best essays presented.

To get started, read through the information and rules HERE and submit your essay.

Deadline for submitting essays: 25 June 2018, 18.00hrs.

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