Who we are

A network of 20 youth organizations from Western Balkan and Turkey whose objective is to ensure greater involvement of young people in Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. Youth Bank Hub Western Balkan and Turkey (YBHWBT) was initialy founded in 2016 by five youth organizations: Centre for Change and Conflict Management (Albania), Mladiinfo International (Macedonia), Prima Asociation (Montenegro), Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation (Serbia) and Community Volunteers (Turkey).

What we do

We collect data on youth position, monitor and follow the involvement of youth in all countries. We support youth policy changes to achieve higher participation of young people in political, economic and social life in each country.





What is Youth Bank?

Youth banks are local organizations of young people who design and run their own projects by themselves but, also, support other youth local initiatives in fundraising, project managing and promotion of their projects. The particular value of the model is that it brings together local municipalities, business sector and young people.



The youngest president of the municipality in Serbia elected

The parliamentary majority elected the graduated economist Djordje Nikitovic (25) as the president of the municipality, while Ivan Novakovic, master prof. techniques and informatics. The Parliament of Požega has 52 councillors, and the election of these candidates was necessary to vote at least 27. For the newly elected leadership, 31 votes were cast.

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Divac Youth Funds in Obrenovac and Prijepolje

During the June, Foundation Mozaik, Ana and Vlade DivacFoundation, Obrenovac Youth Foundation and Nova Vizija from Prijepolje havestarted with program Divac Youth Funds in municipalities Obrenovac and Prijepolje,based on the Youth Banke methodology.In both municipality, trough public call, Divac youth boardhas been established in order to promote the Funds among youngsters and tomotivate them to identify the biggest problem in their communities and to applyfor the funds. Depending on the quality of the applications, the young people,who are the member of the Divac youth board, will select the best projects tobe funded.The local youth initiatives, planned to be realized during ...

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Advocacy campaigns for demanding a Local Youth Directory

Organization "Epoka e Re" in the framework of YBH4WBT project has conducted “Advocacy campaigns for demanding a Local Youth Directory and a specific line in the local budget for youth activities”In the framework of the Youth Power project, young people of the Epoka e Re Center held a meeting with the Deputy Mayor Fier Gentiana Cakrani. The aim of the meeting was to address the problems encountered by the young people and a series of immediate selected requests from them and which require solutions.The youth budget was the main issue along with the establishment of a youth directory, which should ...

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The Agency for Youth and Sport and the National Agency for European Programmes and Mobility of North Macedonia, at the beginning of June, announced the European Youth Card now available for the Macedonian young people from the age of 15-29. The Card offers opportunities and benefits for youth to reach their full potential by offering financial benefits, discounts and services and help them to meet their needs, as well as boost their mobility and place in the society. The Card can be used in a variety of sectors, starting from food and supply industry, travel and lodging, education and research, ...

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How much of the funds of local governments invest in the implementation of youth policy?

In order to see a wider picture of whether young people can understand local budgets, how much are local funds allocated for activities and support programs for young people as a part of youth policy implementation, and how municipalities spend funds for young people, Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation has carried out an analysis of local budgets.The analysis "How much of the funds local governmentsinvest in the implementation of youth policy" was implemented within theYouth Bank Hub for the Western Balkans and Turkey, which is coordinated by theAna and Vlade Divac Foundation. The research was supported by the Ministry of ...

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Youth conference in Bucharest - How to better respond to European aspirations of the young generation in the Western Balkans?

Bucharest, 28 – 29May 2019Prepared by ThePresidency of the Council of the European UnionRepresentatives of Youth Bank Hub for Western Balkans and Turkey Network participated at one of the biggest youth conferences in Europe “How to better respond to European aspirations of the young generation in the Western Balkans?”. Under the auspices of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, over 200 representatives of youth organizations, social workers, young entrepreneurs, researchers, students, experts from Western Balkans and the European Union met in Bucharest, on 28 -29 May 2019, to explore creative ways to amplify the role of ...

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Volunteering activities: Visiting Elders and Children's Hospital

Youth Act organization in the framework of YBH4WBT project has organized 2 Volunteering Activities with youth in Tirana. The aim of the activities is to raise awareness and foster activism and volunteering among young people in Tirana.On May 5th, 2019, 20 students participated in the event “Visiting Elders’ House”. During this activity, the elders had the opportunity to discuss with the students on different topics and did not lack the advice for their future. The visit was concluded with the students donating books for the House of the Elderly, Tirana.On May 29, 2019, 15 students participated in the event “Visit ...

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PRIMA's participation in a set of workshops for young representatives of the civil sector and political parties

The Westminster Foundation in Montenegro organized another workshop for young representatives of the civil sector and political parties through the program "Democratic Initiatives in the Western Balkans" in Bar on May 26 - 28. 2019.This time, the main focus of the workshop was to communicate and strengthen the planning of ideas that this group of young people could realize on the local and national level."Cooperation with young political party representatives has helped us to see the youth world from a different perspective - beyond the civil sector framework, which is necessary to include different youth groups. Planning and realizing even ...

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As part of Youth Empowerment through Social Entrepreneurship, “We Care” (YES, WE CARE) project, Mladiinfo International created the Booklet of Inspiration for Social Entrepreneurship in Africa and Europe. The Booklet contains valuable information on social entrepreneurship ecosystems in Kenya, North Macedonia, Rwanda, Austria, Uganda and Slovakia. Social impact ideas, social businesses and social connectors from different corners of Africa and Europe are presented in order to inspire youngsters to launch their social ventures. Available at: http://socialinnovators.eu/booklet-of-inspiration-for-social-entrepreneurship-in-africa-and-europe/.

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Prima participated in the panel discussion: Empowering and Social Inclusion of Youth

The executive director of Prima Aida Perovic participated in a panel discussion organized by the Fund for Active Citizenship with the support of the American Embassy, "Empowering and Social Inclusion of Youth". The panel discussion was held on April 24, 2019, in the American Corner in Cetinje, and is part of the program "For a stronger voice of civil society organization", aimed at strengthening civil society and creating conditions for democratic change and development in various social areas. Panellists: Bojana Ivanovic from the Civil Creative Center, Andrej Seter from the Union of Young Entrepreneurs, Jelena Miljanic from the UN Office ...

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