Project partners and members of Youth Aryse Network had met in Herceg Novi, Montenegro from 29th May to 01 June 2017 to discuss the feedback on previous period of project implementation, and in details make the plan on carrying out activities planned for year 2017.


Partner meeting was very productive, enthusiastic and full of positive energy.


Within the current year, 2017, following activities will be implemented by members of the Youth Aryse Network within the Western Balkans Region:


  • Holding of regular meetings with key stakeholders and project partners in each country;
  • Printing joint policy papers related to general research in each country;
  • Organizing international training for Network members and project stakeholders;
  • Holding of one national training per partner country;
  • Creating of joint standards in social delivery when working with youth at-risk;
  • Developing of 7 guidelines for working with specific categories of At-risk Youth (1 for each group of youth at risk);
  • Forming of national working groups with state authorities and CSOs in each country;
  • Organization of national public debates in each country;
  • Organizing regular press conferences in each country;
  • Continuous media/internet campaign for the public.


Project “At-Risk Youth Social Empowerment” which is supported by the European Union, and implemented in Western Balkans for the period of 45 months, from January 2016 to October 2019. The project is coordinated by NGO Juventas, and project partners are ARSIS (Albania), Association Margina (Bosnia and Herzegovina), HOPS (Macedonia), NGO Labyrinth (Kosovo), Prevent (Serbia) and SHL Foundation from Germany. The network of the aforementioned organizations are implementing activities with the aim of contributing to active participation in social processes of youth from the Western Balkans who are at greatest risk of social exclusion. In the framework of the project, the term “youth at risk” includes the following target groups: youth and children in conflict with the law, youth and children who use drugs, young people living in families with a history of conflict with the law and/or drug abuse, street youth and children, young Roma and young people who were children without parental care.