“Connecting Youth – Moving Forward” The EU Youth Forum for the Western Balkans was held on 11-12 July 2017 in Trieste in parallel with the Western Balkans Summit. The Youth Forum constitutes a unique platform for exchange and dialogue, bringing together 60 young people from the Western Balkans and EU member states to discuss common challenges and work towards finding common solutions. It was organized by the European Commission and the Italian Government, supported by the European Youth Forum and the Southeastern Europe Resource Center in SALTO.
- I. Mobility / Exchanges;
- II. Including / Overcoming Stereotypes;
- III. Initiatives;
- IV. Youth participation.
Also, the Youth Forum discussed the following topics that are relevant to the region:
- 1. The work of the Regional Office for Youth Cooperation (RYCO)
- 2. Young Civil Service / Young Professional Mobility Scheme,
- 3. Erasmus + programs,
- 4. Creating a gap between youth policies, youth participation and parliamentarians in the region.