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#EUandYOU

Our communication campaign

Your story, our future Watch the video
To all young people of the region:

You’ve got the power to be who you want to be,
grab new opportunities, and change the world.
Just do it!

2020-2021

A better future for young people of the Western Balkans

The European Union supports numerous initiatives that aim to improve the lives and future opportunities of young people in the Western Balkans. In cooperation with Western Balkan partners, the EU invests in the future of youth through programmes covering many areas, such as education, training and sport, entrepreneurship, culture and creativity, and research and innovation.

In your region, with your region

Across the Western Balkans, youth face many challenges, not least high levels of unemployment and lack of decent jobs, as well as risk of social exclusion and discrimination of vulnerable groups. That’s why the EU encourages young people in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia to take advantage of opportunities offered by programmes such as Erasmus+, COSME, Creative Europe and Horizon 2020 – to build up their skills, contribute to the positive growth of their region, and strengthen ties with the EU.

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Creative Europe [Spread Your Talent]

Supporting artists and creative industries and encouraging them to exchange across Europe, seize opportunities of the digital age and reach new audiences – this is the mission of Creative Europe. Many cultural organisations in the Western Balkans have already got on board. Are you next?!

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Erasmus+ [Open Your Mind]

This EU programme promotes cooperation in education, training, youth and sport all over Europe and is open to the Western Balkans too. Taking part offers young people exciting opportunities to study, volunteer and gain experience abroad.

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Horizon 2020 [Chase Innovation]

This EU programme, open to the Western Balkans, boosts research and innovation. It brings together researchers and industry to find solutions to today’s challenges – to improve lives, protect the environment, and create sustainable growth and jobs.

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COSME [Realise Your Ambitions]

This EU programme, available in the Western Balkans, fosters entrepreneurship and growth by offering small and medium sized businesses better access to finance and markets, a more friendly business environment and mentoring for entrepreneurs.

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Meet our heroes

Thousands of young people have benefitted from EU support in the Western Balkans, which has not only contributed to improving their own lives but also those of their communities. This campaign features a number of these individuals who tell us about their experience and the difference it made for their professional and personal growth. Watch the interviews!

Armela Lato

Albania

Florjan Muhaj

Albania

Amela Brcaninovic

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ahmed Hodzic

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Arba Hatashi

Kosovo

Nol Krasniqi

Kosovo

Campaign

Forward is the way!

Stronger collaboration between the EU and the Western Balkans will enable the region to unlock its potential, grow a common vision and thrive together.

EU
EU
Albania
Albania
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Kosovo
Kosovo
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
Montenegro
Montenegro
Serbia
Serbia

Watch the TV spot

Culture, values, people… what makes our present and our past big, will shape our future together.
Making us stronger, empowering young people to create the change.

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ALBANIA
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
KOSOVO
MONTENEGRO
NORTH MACEDONIA
SERBIA