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‘Humans of Albania and Serbia’ is an independent initiative that emerged within the OSCE Mission to Serbia’s project “Enhancing regional connectivity of Serbian and Albanian youth actors” around the idea of connectivity, co-operation and dialogue between youth.

 

The need for co-operation and networking between young men and women from Serbia and Albania was recognized by youth organizations from both countries, as well as by the Serbian and Albanian governments. At the 2014 Western Balkans Summit in Berlin (the so called Berlin Process), the governments and representatives of Serbia and Albania initiated development of a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). In November 2014, the agreement on Youth Co-operation was signed between the Council of Ministers of Albania and the Government of Serbia. The MoU announces the promotion and development of joint policies, programmes and actions in the fields of direct interest for the youth, including: education, culture, science, and academic and vocational education, thus paving the way for the beginning of long-term co-operation and strengthening relationships between young people.

Through the adoption of a Joint Declaration at the Western Balkans Summit in Vienna in 2015, this orientation was further underlines with the new commitment to establish a Regional Youth Co-operation Office for the Western Balkans.

Since 2015, the OSCE Mission to Serbia, alongside the OSCE Presence in Albania, has been supporting youth co-operation in this regard. ‘Humans of Albania and Serbia’ is an independent initiative that emerged within the OSCE Mission to Serbia’s project “Enhancing regional connectivity between Serbian and Albanian youth actors”. The aim of the project is to support youth actors from Serbia and Albania in engaging in connectivity, co-operation, and dialogue.

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The OSCE Mission to Serbia’s project “Enhancing regional connectivity of Serbian and Albanian youth actors” is financially supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

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