Regional Youth Compact for Europe
Regional Youth Compact for Europe is a regional project implemented by 14 organisations from the Western Balkans and Turkey.
The project aims to empower CSOs, especially youth organisations in the region to participate and contribute more effectively to reforms relative for the EU integration of the Western Balkans and Turkey, to open and foster dialogue with governments, influence policies and foster participatory culture. Through this project we are bringing the process of European integration closer to citizens, especially youth.
The thematic focus of the project is on the key challenges for the region:
- Rule of law, fundamental rights (Chapter 23 and 24 in the EU accession negotiations)
- Economic and social issues where employment is a priority concern for citizens and youth (Chapter 19)
- Good governance and Public Administration Reform.
These issues are of the utmost importance for youth as it is across these issues that they accept and exercise European values and nurture common European identity, and, most importantly, see their perspective in their own countries, instead of joining long lines of young people leaving their countries for better future.
This initiative is implemented by the Center for Democracy Foundation enriched by the great experience of the European ALDA network and the ALDA - Balkan Network for Local Democracy, including also CRTA from Serbia, Youth Act from Albania and SODEM from Turkey.
This project is funded by the European Union.