Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue
Timespan: 01/01/2015 – 31/12/2018
Donor: European Commission (Civil Society Facility, Operating Grants to IPA CSO Associations, Support to Regional Thematic Associations)
Applicant: European Association for Local Democracy – ALDA (Strasbourg / France)
Partners: LDA Mostar (Mostar / Bosnia and Herzegovina); LDA Zavidovići (Zavidovići / Bosnia and Herzegovina); LDA Prijedor (Prijedor / Bosnia and Herzegovina); LDA Subotica (Subotica / Serbia); LDA Knjaževac (Knjaževac / Serbia); LDA Nikšić (Nikšić / Montenegro), LDA Kosovo (Peja / Kosovo)
Associated partner: ALDA Skopje (Skopje / North Macedonia)
Overall objective: to contribute to the structuring of regional thematic cooperation and coordination between civil society and authorities from the countries mentioned; improve the environment for youth activism and participation, especially for youth from under-represented groups.
Specific objectives: to create a Regional Network for Local Democracy composed of civil society organizations and authorities, with active participation of young people from target countries dedicated to promoting and monitoring youth participation at the local level; strengthening regional capacities of young people from target countries in active citizenship and participation in policy-making and decision-making processes; to increase the focus of target country authorities on the needs of young people in policy-making in line with EU standards; to raise awareness of policies and decision makers, CSOs and young leaders in the target countries about EU standards and practices for youth participation and the regional impact of EU programs 2014-2020, especially youth programs.
Target groups: Local Democracy Agencies in the Western Balkans, government representatives, young leaders, youth workers, informal youth groups, young people from underrepresented groups from eight communities in five Balkan countries.
Beneficiaries: youth from underrepresented groups between 15-30 years old, from 5 countries of the Western Balkans.
Web Page: www.alda-balkan-youth.eu
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