Twelve young people from Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and North Macedonia participate in the thematic session “Youth and employment policies in the Western Balkans”, as part of the “Regional Youth Dialogue for Europe – RYDE” project.
The participants, young professionals, students, young activists, policy makers and youth from political parties, discuss the existing youth employment policies in the Western Balkans region.
Under the guidance of lecturers Dragan Atanasov and Anelia Mitrova, the participants have the opportunity to inform about the existing employment policies in the Western Balkans region, to analyse specific political documents related to youth and employment, and they will also get to know case studies in order to gain a deeper understanding of the content and impact of these policies.
The thematic session will provide an in-depth understanding of the structure of creating public policy documents, setting goals and measures, legal analyses, measuring the social impact of public policy, the impact on young people and vulnerable groups.
In continuation of the thematic session “Youth and employment policies in the Western Balkans”, each of the participants will have the opportunity, under the guidance of a mentor, to practice the acquired knowledge for the preparation and analysis of documents for public policies.The Regional Youth Dialogue for Europe Project is implementing by the Center for Democracy Foundation (CDF), Belgrade (as project coordinator) and partner organizations: Academy of European Integration and Negotiations from Tirana (AIEN); Kosovo Stability Initiative from Pristina (IKS); Association Network of Progressive Initiatives from Sarajevo (NPI); NGO Info Center from Skopje (NGO IC); Regional Academy for Democratic Development from Novi Sad (ADD); Youth Act Center from Tirana (YA). The project is funded by the European Union.