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.



Working meeting: How much local self-goverment invest in youth policy?

In the premises of the Foundation Ana and Vlade Divac, we held a working meeting with partners about our survey on how much local self-government invest in the implementation of youth policy. Together with representatives of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, the Office for Cooperation with Civil Society, the Delegation of the European Union in Serbia, the Republic Secretariat for Public Policies, the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities and the Youth Office of the Municipality of Obrenovac, we are about the first findings of the analysis ...

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Prima participated in three-day training to strengthen the capacity of organization

At the invitation of the Association for DemocraticProsperity - Zid (ADP-Zid), the representative of Prima Jelena Jovanovicparticipated in a three-day training for strengthening the capacity oforganizations by getting to know the basics of development of public policiesand public advocacy in the field of employment policy with special emphasis onyouth employment policy."This training is very important for working on thetopic of public advocacy concerning youth and employment. According tostatistics, young people are a risk group according to the percentage ofunemployment, and the right to economic participation in society is fundamentalhuman right. We recognized the problems that young people face and proposedsolutions ...

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Panel disccusion on youth participation in Obrenovac

As a part of their project Let’s connect the dots – together toward a better community for Youth, Obrenovac Youth Foundation (OYF) (http://oyf.rs/sr/odrzana-panel-diskusija-aktivno-ucesce-mladih-u-drustvu/)have organized a panel discussion on youth participation. The event took place in the city of Obrenovac and brought together representatives of Municipal Council, Youth Council, Youth Office, local youth organizations, secondary schools, and Student Parliaments.During themeeting, OYF presented resultsof research on attitudes of youth toward their active participation in thelocal community, as well as a booklet withprograms, services and local strategic documents regarding young people.This was one oftwo public events that OYF will organize in the course ...

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Cooperation of young people from the civil sector and youth representatives of political parties

Atthe invitation of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, Jelena Jovanovic,Program Coordinator in Prima, participated in the workshop "ConnectingYoung Activists from the Civil Sector and the Youth of Political Parties"in the period from March 4th to 5th in Petrovac.TheRegional Program of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy in the WesternBalkans launched in August 2018 a new regional program in Albania, Bosnia andHerzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia "Building ademocratic culture in the Western Balkans". Within this program, theoffice in Montenegro launched the "Let's give Voice to Youth"initiative, within which it will organize workshops for young people from thecivil sector and youth representatives ...

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Yes We Care 2 – Social Entrepreneurship in Africa and Europe

 In February, Mladiinfo International startedanother project and exciting journey. In Zimbabwe, we kicked-off the secondedition of the project Youth Empowerment Through Social Entrepreneurship - WeCare (YES, We Care 2) together with our partners from Austria, Slovakia,Romania, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The project builds up onthe results and achievements of the previous edition which informed more than100.000 people from Africa and Europe and organized six intercontinental eventsand more than 50 study visits, embracing the intercultural learning and sharingof experiences in the field of social entrepreneurship.  The kick-off meeting discussedthe ecosystems of social entrepreneurship in Europe & Africa and plannedthe activities of the ...

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KA2 “Innovation in youth work” – first conference in the history of Erasmus + Youth in Action

2. KA2 “Innovation in youth work” – first conferencein the history of Erasmus + Youth in Action KA2 „Innovation in YouthWork“was the first conference in the history of Erasmus+ Youth in Actionwhich brought together different actors representing innovative KA2 projects inthe field of youth. For two and half days, Berlin was the place to discovermore than 60 projects and their results, h share experiences, and disseminateresults and network with others. The conference took place from 20-22February in Berlin, Germany and envisioned the participation of more than morethan 200 youth workers, policy makers and representatives from governmentalinstitutions.  At the conference, three projects from ...

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National Resource Centre for Civil Society in Albania

From January 2019, the National Resource Centre for Civil Society in Albania started its activity.  The Center will serve as a platform of information and service provision and will contribute to the strengthening of civil society’s capacities to be more effective, transparent, accountable and independent actors and to the creation of an enabling environment for the civil society, participatory democracy and the integration process of Albania into the European Union. National Resource Centre for Civil Society in AlbaniaThe Centre main office is in Tirana and has two other regional offices in Shkodra (north Albania) and Vlora (south), to ensure ...

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Following the round of meetings in order to present the Monitoring Report on the Index of  Social, Political and Economic Inclusion of Youth, for the period January-June 2018, on 19 December 2018 Partners Albania organized the last round table for this year. The round table was organized in Tirana and 25 representatives from local civil society organizations, universities, youth organizations and local and national government institutions that work and provide youth services participated in it.The centralization of competences in secondary education institutions and the lack of coordination between local education and decision-making institutions on drafting joint work plans and interventions in ...

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Conference: Creating a framework for sustainability of youth programs on local and national level

A conference "Creating a Framework for theSustainability of Youth Programs at Local and National Level" was held inPetrovac from December 23 to 25, 2018 in Petrovac. The conference was organizedin cooperation with the Directorate of Youth of the Ministry of Sports and it wasinitiated through a regional project, The Youth Bank Hub for the WesternBalkans and Turkey, implemented in Montenegro bz NGO Prima, thanks to thefinancial support of the European Union.The event was attended by representatives of theMinistry of Sports, the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Science, localself-governments and youth offices, municipal secretariats responsible for theimplementation of youth ...

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The General Data Protection Regulation - Update your consent preferences

Effective May 25, 2018, privacy laws changed in the EU. The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is a new law that is designed to give individuals control over how their personal information is used and stored. Protection of personal data is a fundamental human right. We have adapted our privacy policy to make it clear exactly how we manage your personal information. You can read it here www.divac.com You’re receiving this email because you requested to receive updates from us about our work. If you are a citizen of EU, please update your consent preferences. We look forward to staying in touch. Let's continue doing good…together!

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