Implemented Youth Ride in Serbia

In the period from 5 to 9 June 2017, the Association for Development of Children and Youth - Open Club from Nis organized "Youth Ride", a series of 5 public discussions in Serbia within the project "Youth Riders".

The aim of the discussion was to present the key results from the latest research on the topic of youth policies and youth participation in the border region in Serbia and Bulgaria and to present the indicators of youth policy developed by the European Youth Forum. In addition, the online platform "Virtual Community of Good Practices" (VCoP) with the base of youth organizations from the Serbian-Bulgarian border region was promoted.

"Youth Ride" was organized in Bor, Zaječar, Niš, Pirot and Vranje. Public discussions were attended by the representatives of local self-governments, local youth offices, representatives of public institutions, EU info point, youth local organizations, national network organizations, associations of citizens and pupils' parliaments of secondary schools, youth workers working with youth and for youth, active young individuals, volunteers, activists, as well as media representatives.

Public discussions were used to identify problems and needs of youth in the border region and to define the conclusions that will be used as topics to be addressed in the two upcoming trainings for young leaders and youth workers from the Serbian border region.

"Youth Ride" is the activity organized within the project "Youth Riders" implemented by the Association for Development of Children and Youth - Open Club from Nis in partnership with Free Youth Center from Vidin, Bulgaria, as a leading partner and the Association for Local Development Kamenica, Serbia, and is co-funded by the EU through the Interreg-IPA CBC Bulgaria-Serbia Programme.

This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union through the Interreg-IPA CBC Bulgaria-Serbia Programme, CCI No 2014TC16I5CB007. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Association for Development of Children and Youth - OPEN CLUB and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union or the Managing Authority of the Programme.

The project is co-funded by EU through the Interreg-IPA CBC Bulgaria–Serbia Programme.