Embracing Youth Volunteerism in Albania

Posted on July 26th, 2016 in Articles, Youth ActivismRespond to this post »

Gandhi once said: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”. As a matter of fact, we, the young people, can actually make an impact. In fact, there are so many of us in this world that we have the potential and energy to bring positive change. It all relies on our willingness to act and to be passionate about good deeds. Volunteerism is one civic virtue that has not been very much present in our Balkan societies.

For a moment, I would like you to think: When was the last time that you volunteered? What did you do and how did you feel? If good feelings and memories cross your mind, than this... Read More »

ASEAN Youth Initiative Conference

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 July 2016 Open to: university students aged between 18 – 25 and citizens of ASEAN member states who must be proficient in English Venue: 7 – 10 September 2016, Bandung, Indonesia


ASEAN Youth Initiative Conference (AYIC) is a conference for ASEAN Youth to channel their aspiration in facing global issues – especially in achieving Sustainable Development Goals – initiated by students of Universitas Padjadjaran AYIC will be held within 7 – 10 September 2016  at Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia. In its first installment AYIC carries out the theme of “Unfolding Youth Roles, Creating Sustainable Tomorrow” and will focuses on four points of Sustainable Development Goals that will be discussed in four group discussions:

Quality Education; Decent Work, Economic Growth; Sustainable Cities and Communities; Responsible Consumption and Production.

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Boosting International Cooperation Between Western Balkans Youth in the Heart of Paris

Posted on July 21st, 2016 in Articles, My EuropeRespond to this post »

Neither the heavy rain that set Seine River out of its course, nor the Euro Cup 2016 were big enough obstacle to stop the three international events that took place in Paris the first week of July. The willingness for activities of such rang resulted with bold step being taken – an establishment of a Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO). Among the signatories of this agreement were representatives of the national governments of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. This was injection of hope that youth once again can act on a closer relationship and play an active role in the creation of stable societies that build trust among peoples. Entrusting the office to be... Read More »

One Young World Summit Ottawa, Canada

Posted on July 21st, 2016 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline: 1 August 2016 Open to: young leader aged 18 and 30 with a passion for global issues Venue:  28 September – 1 October, Ottawa Canada


The annual One Young World Summit brings together the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations. Delegates to the Summit meet and make lasting connections with peers from almost every industry, sector and country. No youth led movement outside of the Olympic Games represents as many nationalities as the One Young World Summit.

During the Summit delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces. They will hear and be heard by world leaders acting as the One Young World Counsellors. Past Counsellors include Archbishop Emeritus Desmond... Read More »

Education – The Cradle of Youth Activism

Posted on July 18th, 2016 in Articles, Youth ActivismRespond to this post »

If you type the words youth activism on Google, you can find about 473.000 results and on the top of the page a common definition that ‘youth activism is youth engagement in community, organizing for social change’.

Exactly this topic was in the center of the project Switch on: Participation Mode. Realized by the NGO Youth Alliance Krushevo in six different cities in Macedonia, it set public debates and open discussions between young people and representatives of civil society, as well as teachers and professors. This project aimed to emphasize the potentials and opportunities of the youth civic activism, but also to stimulate the responsibility and the awareness not just of the youngsters and their parents but... Read More »

Write a Blog About the Balkans and Win a 2-Week Trip!

Posted on July 18th, 2016 in Contests, We RecommendRespond to this post »

Deadline: 12 August 2016 Open to: travel bloggers Award: all-expense paid trip across the Balkans for 2 weeks in a branded camper


Do you have what it takes to be a Balkanvibe.com travel blogger? Send your best original blog about the Balkans. If your post vibes it will be published on Balkanvibe.com website and expand your audience to include thousands of readers and fellow travelers!

By submitting your blog entries, you enter a chance to go on a free, 2-week trip around the Balkans. This is the first in a series of Balkanvibe.com trips to be hosted in the coming year. Even if you aren’t selected for this trip, there is an opportunity to connect with new partners to write... Read More »

Dealing with the Past and Jewish History in the Balkans Workcamp

Posted on July 18th, 2016 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline: 1 August 2016 Open to: youth between 18-30 years old living Macedonia and youth between 18-26 years old living in Germany Venue: 6-17 September 2016, Bitola, Macedonia


Forum Civil Peace Service (forum ZDF), Youth Cultural Center Bitola, the Holocaust Fund for the Jews of Macedonia and pax christi Aachen welcome interested youth living in Germany and Macedonia to become participants of the “International Workcamp -Dealing with the Past and Jewish History in the Balkans”. The idea behind the action is to promote peace, remembrance and understanding trough the revitalization of the historical Jewish cemetery in Bitola. The aim is together with the local and international partners and volunteers to revitalize the historical Jewish cemetery in Bitola, to promote peace, remembrance and understanding. Archaeological field... Read More »

Global Cultural Leadership Programme in Malta

Posted on July 8th, 2016 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline:  1 August 2016 Open to: participants aged between 25-39 years from Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and the USA and EU Countries Venue: 16– 21 October 2016, Malta


The Global Cultural Leadership Programme is a programme designed to develop and strengthen cultural leadership skills of young practitioners emerging on the international scene. Through its framework, content and methodology, the Global Cultural Leadership Programme specifically aims to improve the skills of cultural managers as well as develop collaborative peer-to-peer learning and networking building.

This will enable participants to develop fresh insights into international cultural collaboration practices. The programme offers a set of learning modules, tools and manuals for practice-based learning, giving the participants opportunities to build meaningful collaborations... Read More »

IYF “Youth Culture for Social Transformation and Equality”

Posted on July 6th, 2016 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 July 2016 Open to: participants aged between 18-26 and facilitators aged between 23- 35 Venue: 9– 14October 2016, Bali, Indonesia


The International Youth Forum (IYF) will be held in Bali for six days, from 9-14 October 2016, parallel and in conjunction with the World Culture Forum (WCF). IYF invites the participation of youths from around the world, with a particular emphasis on independent thinking and social transformation, to represent the youth voice in an effort to mainstream culture into the agenda of development. The main theme of IYF, “Youth Culture for Social Transformation and Equality” is directly correlated to the WCF theme, “Culture for an Inclusive Sustainable Planet”.

IYF participants will spend several days in a Cultural Village in Bali, and engage in a series... Read More »

Seminar “Open Rurality” in Italy

Posted on July 4th, 2016 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline: 31 July 2016 Open to: participants interested and motivated to participate in a learning process shared on issues of rural and social innovation in rural areas, with diverse backgrounds Venue: 11-18 September 2016, Lecce, Italy


The overall objective of the seminar is to support the growth of human and social capital at European level, through a project of international mobility geared to the exploration of a topic of global interest: Open Rurality gives space and voice to our definition(s) of “rural social innovation”, facilitating critical reflection on what is meant by this tag, globally and locally, in Europe and in particular in the countries involved in the project, allowing us to participate actively in the international debate and creating a dimension of “open... Read More »