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The awarded projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina will provide young people in the region with networking opportunities in regional youth dialogue, peacebuilding and reconciliation.
One of the projects developed by Youth for Peace will address the need for capacity building in peacebuilding and regional dialogue among youth workers and civil society organisations. The other project, which will be implemented by Balkan Investigative Reporting Regional Network (BIRN) aims to address the lack of communication opportunities for youth in the region so they can share their common past stories and experiences by moving forward with the reconciliation process.
The projects are funded under the 4th Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) Open Call for Project Proposals supported by the European Union.
The overall objective of the fourth RYCO Open Call for Project Proposals is to support the civil society in the Western Balkans to foster reconciliation and regional youth cooperation during and post COVID-19 crisis. The call aims to contribute to increasing the capacities of CSOs that can implement regional youth-related projects and provide new opportunities for young people.
The Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) is an independently functioning institutional mechanism, founded by Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, aiming to promote the spirit of reconciliation and cooperation between the youth in the region through youth exchange programs. RYCO is financed by the governments of the region, and it is supported by the EU and other donors.
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