NGO Mladiinfo Montenegro (m!M) has started the implementation of the project „Socially Empowered and Transparent Youth Network“ (SETYN) supported through the Erasmus+ programme. Implementation has been started with the kick off meeting in Skopje, North Macedonia from 27th to 30th November 2019. First activity was attended by two representatives from each of the eight organisations.
The host of the kick off meeting was NGO Mladiinfo International. On that occasion, goals of the project were presented, activities planned, as well as implementation plan and budget. That was also an opportunity for the representatives to get to know each other better, exchange experiences, and talk about future cooperation.
The main goal of the „SETYN“ project is to promote good management of youth NGOs in West Balkans and European Union, to help development of efficient, sustainable and resilient youth organisations, as well as to increase their organisational capacities for efficient management of programmes that will engage, connect and empower youth in different areas of the world.
Specific goals of the „SETYN“ project are: increase inner capacities of youth organisations from West Balkans and European Union and increase their potential for sustainable and efficient managing of NGOs, and also for encouragement of active citizenship; develop understanding of the complexity and sensitivity of NGO leadership and map the potential of the participating organisations in order to maximise the available human and financial resources; recognise and broaden the scope of youth work in region and build the skills of youth workers through the development and sharing of practical tools for managing of youth organisations and innovative methods for non-formal education to make them more resilient; expanding and deepening the cooperation, networking and peer learning activities between organisations from West Balkans and European Union to strengthen the efficient management, internationalisation, transparency and youth leadership in complex environments; initiate building of the socially empowered and transparent youth network which will bring long-lasting effects on organisations and participants and expand awareness about the importance of efficient management and management of youth organisations in order to increase the organisational sustainability and resilience, and additionally to have better influence and accomplishment on local, regional, national and European level.
Activities of the „SETYN“ project are: kick off, creating an online platform, training course in Montenegro, implementation of working plans, training course in Poland and evaluative online meeting.
The project will last for 18 months, and is being implemented by: Mladiinfo Montenegro (Montenegro), Mladiinfo International (North Macedonia), Mladiinfo Slovensko (Slovakia), Mladiinfo Poland (Poland), Klub za oznaživanje mladih 018 (Club for youth empowerment 018) ( Srbija), ACCESS (Kosovo), Balkan youth activism (Albania), Bravo (Bosnia and Herzegovina).