Timespan: 01/10/2017 – 01/08/2018
Donor: EACEA – Erasmus +, KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Capacity Building in the field of Youth
Applicant: Local Democracy Agency Nikšić (Nikšić / Montenegro)
Partners: Local Democracy Agency of Kosovo (Paja / Kosovo); Local Democracy Agency Mostar (Mostar / Bosnia and Herzegovina); ALDA – Skopje (Skopje / FYR Macedonia); Association of young ecologists of Nikšić (Nikšić / Montenergo); Local Democracy Agency Brtonigla (Brtonigla / Croatia); Local Democracy Agency Knjaževac (Knjaževac / Serbia); Local Democracy Agency Prijedor (Prijedor / Bosnia and
Herzegovina)); Local Democracy Agency Subotica (Subotica / Serbia); Associazione
per l’ambasciata della democrazia locale a Zavidovići (Zavidovići / Bosnia and Herzegovina); “Open Doors” Center (Tirana / Albania); System and Generation (Ankara / Turkey).
Project description: This program wants to help strengthening capacities for participation in policy making process of youth workers in the Balkans and Turkey, and that young people learn more about the possibilities and ways of participation and involvement in the creation of local policies and action. This approach is an innovation in the Balkans because it has young people as its target group for this kind of topic and
it is dealing with enhancing opportunities for the young people.
Overall objective: Aim of this project is empowering young people for articulation of their interests and needs by using different models, mechanisms and techniques. General objective is that improved capacities of youth workers, so that they can create and manage serious advocacy and lobbing campaigns for the youth polices on local and regional level.
Specific objectives: Education and empowerment of 35 youth workers from WB countries Croatia and Turkey, in creation and management of advocacy campaigns for polices that concern youth throughout activities carried out in a period of 10 months. Exchange of experience among representatives of eight countries and identifying its key aspects with regards to participation of young people in the policy making. Raised awareness of youth in the WB countries and the EU about the EU standards of youth participation and active citizenship.