Skopje Youth Summit

Deadline:  14 November 2019
Open to: participants between 18 and 35 from one of the Western Balkan countries
Venue: 3-5 December Skopje, North Macedonia


The Youth Initiative for Human Rights will hold the 5th Youth Summit in Skopje, North Macedonia, from December 3 to 5. The region’s keystone youth event will promote democratic unity and strengthen pro-democracy discourse and convictions among youth in the Western Balkans region and beyond, allowing them to connect and reconnect, learn from one another and gain greater understanding of political movements and civil society around the world.

The previous four Youth Summits offered engaging and interesting insight into democratic processes and peace activism, prompting discussions and debates from various perspectives.

This year, they decided to keep the conversation going, but also to invite young people everywhere to get out there and walk the talk – which is why the Summit will offer engaging, interactive workshops that will allow participants to put all they have learned into practice.


Skopje Youth Summit is for young people who are unafraid to challenge the status quo, who are passionate about building peaceful, democratic societies across the world and who are curious to learn and exchange knowledge with others.

The Summit will gather 200 people from the Western Balkans region and beyond, including political and NGO activists, media practitioners, artists, and academics.

– Your age should be between 18 and 35;

– You must have a residence in one of the Western Balkan countries;

– You must have knowledge in English enough to be actively involved in activities;

– Be active in the civil or political sector within your country or on a regional level.


The Youth Initiative will cover for travel, accommodation and meal costs for the duration of the Youth Summit.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please click here

For more information, please visit the official web page.