“Connecting Youth – Moving Forward”: EU – Western Balkans Forum

Deadline: 05 June 2017
Open to: members of youth or student organisations
Venue: 11-12 July 2017, Trieste, Italy


“Connecting Youth – Moving Forward” will bring together 60 young people from the EU and Western Balkans countries, to discuss common challenges and work towards finding joint solutions.

“Connecting Youth – Moving Forward” aims to build on previous discussions among young people, youth workers, youth leaders and other relevant stakeholders involved in youth policy and further stimulate youth presence in the Western Balkans. The conference will stress the importance of youth to the European integration process.

The forum will focus the discussion around four key themes identified as a priority in the region: 1) Mobility/ Exchanges/ Broadening of Horizons; 2) Social Inclusion/ Overcoming of Stereotypes; 3) Entrepreneurship and 4)Youth Participation.

The debate will feed into the existing agenda of the WB6 Summit by passing on the main conclusions.


• Members of youth or student organizations will be favored during the selection process;
• Applicants who participated in previous conferences (Paris, Ljubljana) will be favored during the selection process.


The European Commission will make the necessary travel and accommodation arrangements for selected participants. Please refrain from making any specific individual travel or accommodation arrangements. Catering will be provided during the Conference.

How to apply?

In order to apply please fill the application.

For more information please read the official call.

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