Fully Funded International Youth Conference

Young people from Southeast Europe are welcome to apply for the International Youth Conference. The event is providing to the young leaders, an open space for discussing solutions to the region’s most pressing problems, particularly focusing on young people’s problems.  The event will be held from 27th of September to 1st of October in Macedonia. The deadline to apply is on 25th of August.


The conference will bring together participants from the countries of the SEE region and Turkey, as well as guests from youth organizations partners from Germany, France and Poland in the role of mentors.  The topic of this year event is “European Values for the Future of SEE countries”. The discussion will be focused on the values shared by both EU countries and Western Balkans.

Striving towards answering the questions “Will 2018 be a year of opportunity for the region?”, in the Balkans, apart from the country-specific issues, experts observing the region have identified a number of trends, such as erosion of democracy, fast-rising nationalist sentiments, and external influences based on the global geopolitical movements, corrupted political elites, difficulties in implementing rule of law, all of which, require a priority action. The challenge lies, therefore, in speeding up the enlargement process, but without compromising the quality of reforms.  Hereby, young people are important key figures for tise important process in the region. 

58 scholarships that cover accommodation fees, food and 80% from the travel expenses will be awarded to participants.

Main criteria

  • Youth workers, youth leaders, active young people, multipliers, as well as representatives of youth networks are eligible to apply;
  • Participants must be at least 18 years old and be able to communicate in English;
  • Candidates should be citizens of one of the SEE countries or Turkey;
  • The applicants are requested to fill in the online application.

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