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

At the invitation of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, Jelena Jovanovic, Program Coordinator in Prima, participated in the workshop “Connecting Young Activists from the Civil Sector and the Youth of Political Parties” in the period from March 4th to 5th in Petrovac.

The Regional Program of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy in the Western Balkans launched in August 2018 a new regional program in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia “Building a democratic culture in the Western Balkans”. Within this program, the office in Montenegro launched the “Let’s give Voice to Youth” initiative, within which it will organize workshops for young people from the civil sector and youth representatives of political parties. In addition to the models of youth participation in decision-making processes at the national and local levels, the workshop dealt with and enabled the cooperation of these two target groups.

“The workshop was very important for young people from both groups. In addition to exchanging opinions and discussing important issues concerning young people, we had the opportunity to discuss possible cooperation that seems to us as an excellent idea,” Jelena said. As a continuation of the project, Jelena participated in the workshop “Connecting young civil society activists and youth representatives of political parties – identification of the next steps”, where we had the opportunity to develop concrete projects where we can cooperate and help us improve the position of young people in our society.

” It is very important that these two groups of young people have the ability to speak analytically about young people, problems they face and possible solutions. We concluded that the cooperation between young civil society activists and youth representatives of political parties is crucial for increasing the participation of young people in social, economic and political life at the national and international level,” added Jovanovic.