“Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship – Key Policy Challenges in the Western Balkans” is a collection of four regional policy briefs covering important aspects of employment and entrepreneurship of young people: youth employability, active labour market measures for youth, enabling environment for youth entrepreneurship and lifelong entrepreneurial learning. Based on the analytical report and regional and national consultations with representatives of the public sector, business sector and civil society organizations, this document identifies key policy challenges in this policy area relevant to all Western Balkan countries. Following the review of the challenges, the four policy briefs outline set of recommendations.
Policy briefs were produced within the project “WeB4YES – Western Balkan Civil Society Organisations for Youth Employment Support”, supported within the Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2016–2017 Consolidating Regional Thematic Networks of Civil Society Organisations by the European Commission. The Project represents a regional-scale initiative designed to deliver innovative approaches and offer young people in the Western Balkan region opportunities for employability enhancement and employment. The project coordinator is the Belgrade Open School, and partners on the project are the Association for Democratic Prosperity – Zid (Montenegro), NGO Lens (Kosovo*), Beyond Barriers Association (Albania), Institute for Youth Development KULT (Bosnia and Herzegovina), National Youth Council of Macedonia (North Macedonia) and the Olof Palme International Center (Sweden).
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