Building Capacities for Balkan Youth Lobbying

Duration:  Sunday, 1 January, 2006 to Sunday, 31 December, 2006
Project Description: 

Partners: Forum for Ethnic Relations (Belgrade), Center for Research and Policy-Making (Skopje), The Monitoring Center (Podgorica), Kosova Youth Network (Prishtina)
Area: Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia
Donor: Open Society Network (SOROS)

The Balkan Youth Initiative network that was established in the framework of the previous project “Addressing the Challenges for Paving the Future to Regional Confidence Building”, continued the work to cement the cooperation between young leaders in the region. As a consequence they undertook the implementation of a project of training of young people in capacity building, networking, advocacy and lobbying strategies. Besides the project was an opportunity for the network to evaluate the youth-related developments in Albania and in other Balkan countries, in the framework of EU integration. Activities under this project were a round table in Tirana, training sessions organized in Durres and a youth conference in Skopje. In the later, the participating youth organization approved of action plans for joint youth lobbying participating youth organization approved of action plans for joint youth lobbying.