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Representatives of organizations selected to receive financial support through the WeB4YES public call took part in a training held in Belgrade on September 5-7, 2019, intended to build their capacities, and improve their skills and knowledge they need to successfully implement projects. During the training, representatives of the Belgrade Open School provided the grantees with instructions on the project implementation process and planning of public advocacy campaigns.

On Friday, September 6, the Belgrade Open School held a contract signing ceremony for Western Balkans CSOs who received financial support from the EU.

Support provided with these grants will allow 18 organizations to implement projects focused on youth employability and entrepreneurship during 2019 and 2020. Representatives of grantees received their contracts from Milorad Bjeletić, Executive Director of the Belgrade Open School and Steffen Hudolin, Head of Operations, Section 2 of the Delegation of the EU to the Republic of Serbia.

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The Initiative WeB4YES will last until the end of 2020, and is supported by the European Commission, as a part of the Civil Society Facility and Media Program 2016-2017, Support to regional thematic networks of CSOs. The project coordinator is the Belgrade Open School, and partners on the project, in addition to the Institute, are the Association for Democratic Prosperity - ZID (Monte Negro), NGO Lens (Kosovo), Association Beyond Barriers (Albania), National Youth Council of Macedonia and International Olof Palme Center (Sweden).

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The town of Petrovac, Montenegro, hosted a meeting of partners on the regional project Western Balkan Civil Society Organisations for Youth Employment Support, held on June 27-28, 2019.

The focus of the two-day meeting was on planning future steps in the implementation of programs for supporting small organizations whose projects will be funded through the WeB4YES open call that garnered more than 120 project applications from all parts of the Western Balkans.

In addition to implementing support programs, members of the project team analyzed the results achieved during the first 6 months of the current project year and the progress of advocacy campaigns intended to exert more influence on amending the existing lasw and adopting new laws and regulations that concern youth employment and the develpment of youth entrepreneurship.

During the meeting, the partners agreed on an action plan for the duration of 2019 and the promotion plan for the WeB4JOBS regional platform that will provide young people with information and advice about employment opportunities, traineeships, education and mobility in the entire Western Balkans region.

The Initiative WeB4YES will last until the end of 2020, and is supported by the European Commission, as a part of the Civil Society Facility and Media Program 2016-2017, Support to regional thematic networks of CSOs.

The meeting was attended by a representative of the Institute for Youth Development KULT, a partner organization in this initiative.

The project coordinator is the Belgrade Open School, and partners on the project, in addition to the Institute are the Association for Democratic Prosperity - ZID (Montenegro), NGO Lens (Kosovo), Association Beyond Barriers (Albania), National Youth Council of Macedonia and International Olof Palme Center (Sweden).

 

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The Institute for Youth Development KULT and partners in the regional initiative WeB4YES are pleased to announce the list of CSOs supported through the WeB4YES Public call for small grants.

The goal of this Call was to improve the efficiency of CSOs in the Western Balkans in launching initiatives to improve youth employment and entrepreneurship policies at the local level. The Call is intended to build the capacities of CSOs in the Western Balkans, and strengthen their participation in public decision making, creating and implementing innovative initiatives for youth employment, employability and entrepreneurship. The WeB4YES team received 125 project proposals. Since the budget was limited to 150,000.00 EUR, it was not possible to support all the project proposals that were submitted.

The regional WeB4YES Evaluation Commission conducted the evaluation process for all the received applications, based on previously defined criteria designed to select high-quality proposals that match the goals of the Public call and meet the technical criteria. After a detailed and comprehensive analysis, 18 projects were selected to receive support in 2019/2020.

The WeB4YES team extends the warmest gratitude to all organizations who submitted their project proposals and wished them success with future applications.

The WeB4YES Initiative website has a table with the names of supported project proposals (in English).

The Initiative WeB4YES will last until the end of 2020, and is supported by the European Commission, as a part of the Civil Society Facility and Media Program 2016-2017, Support to regional thematic networks of CSOs.

The project coordinator is the Belgrade Open School, and partners on the project, in addition to the Institute, are the Association for Democratic Prosperity - ZID (Monte Negro), NGO Lens (Kosovo), Association Beyond Barriers (Albania), National Youth Council of Macedonia and International Olof Palme Center (Sweden).

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On May 29, 2019, Sarajevo hosted the third meeting of the Forum organized by the WeB4YES project.

WeB4YES - Western Balkan Civil Society Organisations for Youth Employment Support is a regional initiative aimed at strengthening inter-sectoral cooperation aimed at supporting young unemployed citizens in the Western Balkans and come up with innovative solutions to employability and employment issues. The goal of the initiative is to empower civil society organizations to contribute to addressing unemployment and improving the conditions for youth entrepreneurship through advocating and monitoring at the state and regional level.

During the meeting, the participants discussed previously implemented activities, and shared their opinions on topics relevant to employment, youth entrepreneurship, passive youth, laws relevant to entrepreneurs and youth leaving the country.

The Institute for Youth Development KULT founded the Forum on Youth (Self-)Employment in BiH, comprising 26 representatives of the academic community, the NGO sector, the government and the private sector, with experience in the field of youth employment and entrepreneurship.

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