“Re-Debate 4.1 Debate Culture Revitalization


15 cities of Albania have welcomed the project “Re-Debate 4.1 Debate Culture Revitalization” provided by implemented by the LiburnEtik Organization with the collaboration of the National Youth Congress that consists in debate challenges between the gymnasiums.
National Youth Congress through the assistance in organizing, providing the necessary expertise and promoting the project at the national and regional level helps to accomplish the goals of this initiative, which focuses on the development of critical thinking, the culture of debate, the importance of arguing and developing communication skills.
Shkodra was the city that completed the stage of debates at the city level of Re-Debate 4.1 and now 16 squads will compete for the final! ️

Who will be the finalists ?! 

Stay tuned!

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Call for Solution call for the PoWER is a project developed by the Cooperation and Development Institute where Dafina Peci, Executive Director of the National Youth Congress was part of the jury for the evaluation process of 5 project proposals in terms of human connectivity and innovation.

PoWER aims to support the development of ports as the Innovation Center in order to interconnect between regions and to utilize their unused potentials in the field of entrepreneurship. Involving young people as a development factor in such projects guarantees the sustainability and success of these initiatives. The winning project proposals will be presented in Igumenica at the international jury.

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2nd Regional Youth Seminar


Youth structures are as strong as their constituent parts, the principles and values they have are as strong as the true and unconditional support they have. National Youth Congress has become part of a long and fruitful process of fostering dialogue and strengthening the co-operation of similar entities in Western Balkan countries with the aim of building supportive scenarios for youth organizations and groups that have democratic character, working actively on the ground and are constructive in the democratization and integration processes of the country. 

This regional and European process also matches with the processes undertaken by National Youth Congress with the aim of empowering the constituent entities and not ignoring the reality in which we operate, which is incomparable by many other standardized realities.

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Representation and participation of young people in local elections of 2019

Representation and participation of young people in local elections of
2019″ is the initiative that will be held this year by National Youth
Congress.The program aims of studying and analyzing the situation of youth representation in political parties and local government before the local elections. The program will consist in monitoring, data analyzing, presenting findings and discussing the challenges and problems that may be encountered and presenting possible solutions.

The questionnaire will help us understand the youth’s approach before the local elections, how much they know the Municipality, the competencies and the voting process, how represented and willing are to participate in the elections and do they think that there should be one a quota set for young people on the candidate lists ?

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Anketim Online “Përfaqësimi dhe pjesëmarrja e të rinjve në zgjedhjet vendore 2019”

Nëse je një i ri apo e re ndërmjet moshës 18-30 vjeç dhe jeton në Tiranë, Shkodër ose Korçë ndaj me ne pak minuta për plotësimin e këtij pyetësori!!

Ky anketim realizohet në kuadër të nismës së Kongresit Rinor Kombëtar “Përfaqësimi dhe pjesëmarrja e të rinjve në zgjedhjet vendore 2019”, mbështetur nga Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Albanien dhe synon të studiojë qasjen e votuesve të rinj dhe atyre për herë të parë në zgjedhjet lokale të 2019 , si dhe nivelin e përfaqësimit në strukturat brenda partisë.

Plotësimi i këtij pyetësori do të na ndihmojë për të kuptuar të rinjtë përpara zgjedhjeve vendore, sa e njohin ata Bashkinë, kompetencat dhe procesin e votimit, sa të përfaqësuar dhe të gatshëm janë për të marrë pjesë në zgjedhje dhe a mendojnë ata se duhet të ketë një kuotë të përcaktuar për të rinjtë në listat e kandidatëve ?

Vetëm pak minuta duke klikuar këtu.

Ju falenderojmë për kohën tuaj! 

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Tirana Municipality-shortlisted for #EYC 2022 Title

The Municipality of Tirana is running for the “European Youth Capital 2022” title. The European Youth Capital is a title awarded by the European Youth Forum designed to empower young people, boost youth participation and strengthen European identity. This title gives the city a chance to showcase its innovative ideas, projects and activities that aim to empower voices and bringing a new perspective on young people in all aspects of city life.

National Youth Congress of Albania, as the largest and the most comprehensive umbrella organisation, is supporting this application as a co-applicant. On March 11, 2019, from 12 cities from across Europe running for the title, Tirana was selected in 5 shortlisted cities that at still in the running to become the European Youth Capital 2022 (EYC 2022).

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Launching event of “Preparing and Supporting Albania for the EU accession process”

National Youth Congress was officially invited to be part of the conference “Preparing and Supporting Albania for the EU accession process: Monitoring and Supporting Albania’s reforms on its path to EU” organized by the Cooperation and Development Institute, with the presence of Mr. Knut Fleckenstein and a number of representatives of Ministries, EU Embassies accredited in Albania and research institutes!

Reforms in justice, the fight against corruption and organized crime and electoral reform were priorities that were widely discussed both by the representatives of research institutes and by the representatives of civil society participating in the conference. 

In her speech, the Executive Director of the National Youth Congress emphasized the importance of the participation of youth organizations and young people with systematic approach to international dialogue. Being a representative and democratic body needs strong support in research work and vision, so such meetings are indispensable. She emphasized that the integral part of youth representation and activism is to keep close attention and substantial cooperation with all youth forums of political parties.

National Youth Congress as an umbrella organization of around 100 youth organizations on the basis of the First Resolutions on Youth, signed by its governing structures and six youth forums of political parties, laid the foundations for concrete co-operation in the framework of strengthening and empowering young people.

This model of co-operation and support of each other within a particular sector, in this case the youth, shows that in addition to the EU agenda, we have another important and priority agenda, that of the Albanian society for the Albanian state she concluded.

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Kick off meeting with WBYCP 2019!

WBYCP has entered its third year of activities. The platform institutional partners gathered in Tirana for a strategic meeting to evaluate past actions and plan future work, with a special focus on the 2019 joint activities and actions.

Several developments involving youth are happening in all the Western Balkans countries, not only at the policy level but also at grassroots/citizens level. We all agreed on the need for WBYCP to step in and voice up youth pressing issues in the region and beyond. Together we discussed about WBYCP’s strengths and opportunities, but also exchanged about the actual developments in youth sector and related policies, including the ongoing changes in legislation, youth strategies and structures in several countries, as well as the budgetary resources allocated. Each of the partners presented the work done by their organization in addressing and advocating for youth challenges and rights, locally and regionally.

Together we discussed and agreed on the research methodology that will precede studies in established fields, organize events throughout the year, and build a communication strategy to reflect the project process.

Many of the activities and joint initiatives are waiting for us.


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Re-Debate 4.1 Launching Event

On February 21st, the project Re-Debate 4.1 was launched at the European House. This project is being implemented by the LiburnEtik Organization with the support of the Open Society Foundation for Albania and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth and the National Youth Congress.

On the welcoming speech, Aspasjana Kerxhalli, project coordinator, said that this format was welcomed by many high school students throughout Albania and that there were many requests to participate in this initiative from other students from the schools that are not included in the project.

Andi Dobrushi, Director of OSFA, said they are in discussions with MASR so that next year this project will extend to all cities of Albania.

Also, Brisi Sula, representative of MASR, appreciated the project and initiative as a positive practice and need for youth education.

Ergys Kana Gezka, Executive Director of LIBURNETIK, said that last year this project has been very successful and as project organizers they have involved more and more participants in trainings and debates this year. According to him, the extension of the project across Albania is necessary and would bring added value to the education of younger generations.

The President of the National Youth Congress, Lorela Marku, expressed the will of NYC to contribute to this initiative through the assistance in organizing, providing the necessary expertise and promoting the project at the national and regional level.

#ReDebate #Liburnetik #education #criticalthinking

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1st Board meeting 2019


The members of the Board together with the Executive Director held the first official meeting this year at the National Youth Congress Office.

During the meeting we discussed about the programs that will be implemented in 2019, the initiatives that will be in focus, our position on national and European youth policies, new opportunities for cooperation, partnerships and many other important aspects related to NYC and network organizations.

Meeting minutes will be allocated to the Assembly in the framework of ongoing co-operation, transparency and reciprocity, together with the 2018 Annual Information Bulletin.

#StayTuned #MoreToCome # YouthPolicy & Action #NYC

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