Advocacy will be used to encourage amendments or adoption of legislation on youth employment and entrepreneurship in 2019, in BiH, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania and Serbia. This was one of the conclusions from the partner meeting of the Initiative Western Balkan Civil Society Organization for Youth Employment, held in Belgrade on January 24 and 25, and attended by representatives of the Institute for Youth Development KULT.
Two-day trainings on advocacy campaigns and youth employability policies will be held for CSOs dealing with youth employability in all six partner countries in the Western Balkans. Projects of Western Balkans CSOs dealing with youth employability will be provided with funding.
WEB4JOBS is currently in the works – a platform that will provide youth with information and advice on job opportunities, internships, education and mobility in the Western Balkans.
The Initiative WeB4YES will be implemented by the end of 2020, and is supported by the European Commission within the program “Empowering Civil Society and the Media 2016-2017, Regional Thematic Networks of CSOs”.
The project is coordinated by the Belgrade Open School, and the project partners, in addition to the Institute are Association for Democratic Prosperity – ZID (Montenegro), NGO Lens (Kosovo), Association beyond Barriers (Albania), National Youth Council of Macedonia and the International Olof Palme Center (Sweden).