Representatives of the Institute for Youth Development KULT attended a meeting of experts on youth policy and youth surveys held by the RYCO â€“ Regional Youth Cooperation Office.
The meeting was held to discuss the initiative to conduct a regional survey focusing on youth participation in decision-making processes, youth exchanges and the role of international youth exchanges in the development of individuals, societies and reconciliation in the region.
Experts from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia discussed the position of youth and experience in surveys focused on youth issues.
Representatives of countries where RYCO is active presented information yielded by previous surveys and discussed relevant surveys in Germany and France, such as the ones by the Franco-German Friendship Office.
This meeting was intended to support the strategic development of RYCO, and provided insight into youth surveys conducted in the region.
The Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) is the first concrete initiative of six Western Balkans countries intended to establish permanent cooperation among youth in the region and create a separate structure that will be able to financially support youth projects.