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   The International Youth Conference "European Values for the Future of the SEE Countries"

General Info

The International Youth Conference “European Values for the Future of the SEE Countries “was initiated in 2003 to grow into a Traditional Youth Conference actively attended by more than 1000 different individuals, youth leaders for the last 19 years. Back in the day, European values in the SEE countries were a significant issue affecting everyone. Now, 19 years from the organization of the first conference, the topic is still vigorous and pending, but the political – economic map of the region has notably changed. Although all countries embarked from the same point, the situation today with all of them is different.

The International Youth Conference “European Values for the Future of SEE Countries“ has existed nineteen consecutive years as a forum where 60 active, successful and competent young leaders, youth workers and representatives from prominent NGOs from 16 countries are gathered every year. These fighters for a better future are sharing their visions, strategies, campaigns and way of thinking during the 5-day forum.

The International Youth Conference is a unique place, a cultural crossroad aiming to mobilize young leaders from SEE to reinvent a more inclusive regional cooperation process. Equally, the conference aims to work with young leaders from the region to raise their decision making and advocacy skills and to help mold a generation of democratic leaders who cross historical, geographical and cultural barriers will support the EU integrative process of/within the region . 

This year  conference will take place under the general topic “The Regional Transformation” and aims to provide youth answers to some of the most pressing questions of the region, focusing on the European integration, in times of unprecedented challenges. 


The conference structure 

Striving towards a greater grasp, impact, and potential for sustainable youth engagement across the region, the conference is foreseen to be five (5) day event covering five different topics under discussion. The sessions are planned as a plenary sessions whereby different speakers will have specific introduction in hybrid format, blended participation both online and physical. Apart of the plenary session there are foreseen three working groups for shaping direct recommendation from the young people towards the decision makers that will be respectfully presented and disseminated to them

This year, in 2021, the conference will take place as a real hybrid conference, integrating the following formats:


- hybrid (format takes place at a physical venue, speakers can join in online, interactive, live participation is also possible online – there is an online audience and a physical one)

- digital (formats that are not physically-participants can attend online)

 -analogue (formats that exclusively take place in Krusevo and can only be attended in person – no online audience)

The conference topics under discussion:

By integrating innovative formats into the 5-days programme, we follow the conference newly outlined purpose and mission and will focus on the following five thematic tracks:

  • Step-by-step – a new European strategy for the region;
  • Securing the European future of the region;
  • Youth-led transformation of the integrative politics of the region;
  • Sustainable and digital transformation of the region;
  • Financing the future of the region. 

Application process

The conference will bring together up to 60 participants from the countries from the SEE region (North Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey) and guests from youth organizations partners from Germany, France and Poland in the role of mentors.

The International Youth Conference will offer the possibility for a scholarship to 60 participants, including fully covered accommodation fees, food and the travel expenses. The rest of the participants, who wish to participate, will be able to do that by covering all of the accommodation, food and travel expenses, and for that, they will be notified via e-mail. 

How to apply?

You can find the the application form  for your participation on the 19th International Youth Conference "European Value for the Future of the SEE countries" on the following link

More information you can find at the conference official social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. 


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