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23 February 2021

RYCO and EU fund new projects in Albania

The projects are funded under the 4th Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) Open Call for Project Proposals supported by the European Union and will be implemented by two local civil society organisations: People in Focus and the Institute of Romani Culture. The aim of the project implemented by People in Focus is to change tourism behaviour patterns and encourage people to explore new places in the region. The other project, implemented by the Institute of Romani Culture in Albania, will aim to identify and promote good practices in fighting discrimination against vulnerable and marginalised youth groups.

 

The awarded projects will be implemented between February and October 2021.

 

The overall objective of the fourth RYCO Open Call for Project Proposals is to support the civil society in the Western Balkans to foster reconciliation and regional youth cooperation during and post COVID-19 crisis. The call aims to contribute to increasing the capacities of CSOs that can implement regional youth-related projects and provide new opportunities for young people.

 

Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) is an independently functioning institutional mechanism, founded by Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, aiming to promote the spirit of reconciliation and cooperation between the youth in the region through youth exchange programs. RYCO is financed by the governments of the region and it is supported by the EU and other donors.

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