We are honored to participate in the project “Multidimensional Aspects of Democracy and Identity: Dialogue and Youth Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic”, together with our partners -The Montenegrin Pan-European Union, The Observatory for the Rights of Children and Youth (Albania) and The Pan-European Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is supported by the Regional Office for Youth Cooperation (RYCO) for the period February – September 2021.

The general objective of this project is to challenge youth issues related to democratic and identity inherited narratives in the time of COVID-19 pandemic by providing safe environment for intercultural dialogue, learning and cooperating among diverse peers from multicultural communities within named Contracting Parties from the Western Balkan region.

The main project outputs:

Google survey (respondents – young people from 4 Western Balkan countries – AL, BA, ME and RS);

Regional Summer School on multidimensional aspects of democracy and identity among youth in Western Balkans. It shall consist of: panels, lectures, workshops, discussion sessions and field trips;

Brochure – opinion and recommendations based on survey and school findings (authors: experts, representatives from diverse sectors and school participants – youth);

Dissemination of project activities (website, social networks and other information and dissemination activities: participation on other conferences, TV debates, seminars, interviews to media, etc.).

Impact of the project (main project mid-term objectives):

Improved intercultural dialogue among youth and between youth and other relevant stakeholders (policy-makers, NGOs, business, media and other local partners);

Contributed to youth learning and understanding processes related to creation of inclusive, multicultural and democratic societies;

Fostered youth reconciliation by sharing experience and cooperating;

Raised awareness on democratic and identity issues and their impact on youth.

Number of directly targeted people:  Survey (Google form) – around 500 respondents, School – 24 youth participants, 10 lectures/speakers; Brochure – shared to more than 100 relevant addresses. In total: more than 600 people. In total more than 1000 people reached.