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Balkan Youth and Mobility: This is what the new research tells us

New regional research titled “Youth Mobility in the Western Balkans – the Present Challenges and Future Perspectives” brings into light improvements, but also the problems that Balkan youngsters are facing when it comes to mobility, employment and education. The research was realized during 2016 and it involved young people from 5 different Balkan countries: Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.


This publication is a result of an extensive field research work carried out by the team of experts, youth workers and the project partner LDA steam members within the Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue. Field research, focus group meetings, field and online surveys were conducted in around thirty smaller local communities across the region.

Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue is a project designed to contribute to structuring regional thematic cooperation and coordination between civil society and public authorities in the Western Balkan countries primarily aimed to improve environment for youth activism and participation.

This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the European Association for Local Democracy – ALDA and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

Please find the publication, together with the conclusions and recommendations below.

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Youth Mobility in the Western Balkans: Present challenges and future perspectives

Conclusions and Recommendations from research


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