Young Men Initiative – First Regional Partners’ Meeting, Belgrade, September 6-10, 2021


CARE staff meeting is currently ongoing in Belgrade. Meeting is oriented towards summarizing achievement and successes of YMI (Young Men Initiative) in last 15 years. So far, more than 50.000 young…

Representatives from 9 partner organizations from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo and Albania gathered to launch the new phase of Young Men Initiative (YMI) and discuss a new strategy for achievement of joint vision: to enable positive and peaceful environment for young people in the Balkans. 

Institutionalization of life-skills education, prevention of violence, promotion of gender equality, empowerment of young people to create positive changes and promote healthy lifestyles, are some of the goals the project strives to achieve in the next three years. 

The third phase of YMI will be strongly focused on further strengthening an enabling environment for a long-term systematic solution for life skills education. Projects will be implemented by CARE International in close cooperation with the local partners: 

  1. YMCA, Pristina, Kosovo;
  2. SIT – Center for Counseling, Social Services and Research, Pristina, Kosovo;
  3. Act for Society Centre, Tirana, Albania;
  4. Institute Perpetuum Mobile, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  5. Institute for Population and Development (IPD), Sarajevo,  Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  6. Youth Power, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 
  7. Status M, Zagreb, Croatia;
  8. Center E8, Belgrade, Serbia;
  9. Smart Kolektiv, Belgrade, Serbia.

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