Culture and youth

Culture and sport bring people together. Young people are the drivers of change. Europe’s rich cultural heritage embodies our shared history, and the youth our common future.

The EU supports many efforts that aim to improve the lives and future opportunities of young people, artists and creative industries, and sports participation in the Western Balkans. Cooperation and exchange is the common thread at the heart of all these initiatives.


Culture and youth, Innovation and skills, Regional cooperation

Make your school a Superschool

The Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) has opened a call for secondary school exchanges in the Western Balkans. The programme is an opportunity for schools, students, and teachers to implement school-to-school exchanges as well as other capacity building, networking and cooperation activities.

Training courses & educational programmes
Students & young people, Universities & educational establishments


Study on youth employment in the Western Balkans

Author: Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP 2) regional project (under overall guidance of the Regional Cooperation Council)

Studies and research | Published in: 2021

This study presents a comparative analysis of the region’s youth labour markets. It includes key indicators of the youth labour market, the main youth employment measures adopted in each economy and the key issues around introducing a form of Youth Guarantee in line with the EU ambition to assist in the further development of the region’s youth labour markets.

EU-Western Balkans relations

Author: European Union

Factsheets | Published in: 2021

This factsheet provides a summary of EU-Western Balkans political, trade and economic relations 2020-2021.

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