Open call for applications for the Regional Youth Partnership program in the Western Balkans


Thirrje e hapur për aplikim për programin Rajonal të Partneritetit Rinor në Ballkanin Perëndimor

The Kosovar Center for Security Studies (KCSS) and the Belgrade Center for Security Policy (BCSP) invite you to apply for their new regional cooperation program in the field of security and policy.

The program aims to raise awareness and encourage dialogue among young people from Kosovo and Serbia on issues of security, peace, and cooperation policies. It includes workshops, conferences, and study visits to key security institutions in both countries, as well as joint research projects. The program will address topics such as conflict management, the role of NATO and the EU in the Western Balkans, cybersecurity, and the foreign policies of Kosovo and Serbia.


Who Can Apply:

- Students and young professionals (up to 35 years old) from Kosovo and Serbia, interested in the fields of security, foreign policy, and peace studies.

- Applicants should have a history of engagement in their community or a clear interest in regional issues.

- Good communication skills in English.


Applicant Expenses:

All expenses related to participation in the program, including travel, accommodation, and food, will be covered by the organizers.


Selection of Candidates:

Selection will be based on merit, taking into account the motivation and experience shown in the application and CV. An interview will also be required to complete the selection process.


Application Deadline:

The deadline to apply is February 29, 2024.


How to Apply:


Under Which Initiative and Supported by Whom?

This program is part of a broader initiative to encourage cooperation and mutual understanding between Kosovo and Serbia. The program is financially supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the European Union (EU), in partnership with international and local peace and security organizations.