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.

Around 50 participants attended virtual meeting, bringing to each panel discussion different experiences and perspectives, such as: the role of the thematic networks, the democratic culture and the regional EU accession challenges. All conferences were streamed daily on our Facebook page.

We consider regional cooperation as a tool in bringing us closer to the European Union and in contributing to the reconciliation process in the region.

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 political field. These activities are part of our process to both develop the Balkans Network for Local Democracy, and to exchange best practises; while using expertise of other stakeholders and strengthening regional cooperation. We consider regional cooperation as a tool in bringing us closer to the European Union and in contributing to the reconciliation process in the region.

Our messages come from the local level and spread across the region are 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 on youth organization, and local organizations. We have focused on making young people influent by educating them, training them, empowering them on the topic of rule of law”.

This activity has been 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.

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.

Around 50 participants attended virtual meeting, bringing to each panel discussion different experiences and perspectives, such as: the role of the thematic networks, the democratic culture and the regional EU accession challenges. All conferences were streamed daily on our Facebook page.

We consider regional cooperation as a tool in bringing us closer to the European Union and in contributing to the reconciliation process in the region

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 political field. These activities are part of our process to both develop the Balkans Network for Local Democracy, and to exchange best practises; while using expertise of other stakeholders and strengthening regional cooperation. We consider regional cooperation as a tool in bringing us closer to the European Union and in contributing to the reconciliation process in the region.

Our messages come from the local level and spread across the region are 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 on youth organization, and local organizations. We have focused on making young people influent by educating them, training them, empowering them on the topic of rule of law”.

This activity has been 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.