Policy paper “Sectoral Youth Employment Opportunities, perspectives from WB6 youth organizations“

About the policy paper:

This paper aims to provide insights from the WB region on how institutions and youth organizations can promote sectoral opportunities for youth, and how mainstreaming youth in every policy area can support such an approach.

This paper is part of the series of publications1 by Connecting Youth platform in assessing the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans 6 – a large economic endeavour supported by the EU aiming at the region’s recovery from COVID-19, human capital development and further harmonization of the region with the ambitious integration reforms.

The paper reflects on the direct input and the local perspectives of Connecting Youth partners in WB6 on the ground nuance of employment policies impact and how to ensure we design authentic/context adapted and meaningful policies targeting youth.

Read here our Policy Paper.

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About the platform:

CY stands for Connecting Youth . CY is a grassroots regional youth platform implemented by Cooperation and Development Institute (CDI), together with the umbrella youth organizations of the six Western Balkans Countries – National Youth Congress of Albania, National Youth Council of Macedonia, National Youth Council of Serbia, High School Students Union of Montenegro, Central Youth Action Council of Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina Association for United Nations -, and with the support of Hanns Seidel Foundation.

With the aim to promote youth connectivity in the Balkans, the platform offers a unique and tailor-made space to youngsters from the region where they meet, plan, organise, implement and voice up their action. In CY youngsters can find partners for joint activities, design and implement joint initiatives, exchange ideas, consult a youth library, and built and carry outreach and lobbying action. CY is designed to function as a resource center for youth in the Western Balkans.


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