The Online Regional Thematic Network Forum and the Annual Network Conference organised by the Local Democracy Agency Subotica and the consortium members of the “Regional Youth Compact for Europe” project took place on 25th and 26th of March 2021.
A wide range of speakers and experts coming from the Western Balkans countries presented a snapshot of the ideas that can most inspire and transform our future.
The virtual happening attract around 50 participants from the region and brought each panel discussion a different experience, such as the role of the thematic networks, the democratic culture and the regional Eu accession challenges. All conference featured sessions were streamed daily across our Facebook page.
The “Regional Youth Compact for Europe” project has developed different forms engaging young people in the local decision-making process, but also educational training tools in regards to empowering them and help them getting to the pollical field. These activities are the part of our process to develop the Balkans Network for Local Democracy, to exchange best practises and to use expertise of other stakeholders and to strengthen regional cooperation. We believe in regional cooperation as one tool that will bring us closer to the European Union and also contribute to the reconciliation process in the region.
Our messages coming from the local level and getting them a crossed the region is really important.
Natasa Vuckovic, Executive director of the Centre for Democracy Foundation and ALDA’s Governing board member stated “we have focus on several things before on local democracy and youth organization, we include local organizations, we have focus on making young people influent by educating them, training them, empowering them on the topic of rule of law”.
This activity is organised within “Regional Youth Compact for Europe”, a three-year project implemented by Center for Democracy Foundation and 13 partners. The project is funded by the European Union and co-funded by Balkan Trust for Democracy.