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Shared Futures: Youth perceptions on peace in the Western Balkans

Six young writers from the Western Balkan region give voice to some of key messages emerging from the regional study 'Shared Futures'.  


Two things that can prepare our societies for changing demographics

Over the last 30 years, 17 countries, all of them in Eastern Europe, experienced sustained population decline. This unique phenomenon will have a significant impact on the future of the region.  


Towards a more inclusive election in Kyrgyzstan

With almost 55 percent of the electorate below the age of 40 - a very young voting population - the time is ripe for addressing five key areas in the upcoming elections.  


Across the Balkans, youth are working towards peace

A group of activists say how they see their own roles in society, what inspired them for action, and what they think is needed to engage the younger generations.  


Youth are not the future – they are here now

Youth participation approaches thrive on images of outgoing young women and men selflessly working for the benefit of their community. But young people’s inclusion should not be conditional to whether…  


Using social media to advocate for sustainable change through protest

Limiting solidarity to online engagement, without addressing issues directly with governments, could actually limit the potential to achieving sustainable change.  


Coronavirus accentuates challenges in conflicted eastern Ukraine

Ukraine is also still coping with the lingering effects of six years of conflict in the east of the country. The Coronavirus pandemic accentuates the effects of this conflict in a number of ways.  


Going the distance

Dmitry Kuzuk is a racer, gym manager and disability rights activist in Bender, Transnistria region of the Republic of Moldova.  


6 major human rights trends across Europe and Central Asia

In the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, threats and vulnerabilities of people towards discrimination, exclusion and violence remain high. Here are six major human rights problems that we are…  


Saving the truth - how to battle fake news

Free and balanced information, a public good, is under threat. Around the world, facts are being manipulated and controlled, while the notion of truth itself is being disputed. Is there a way to…  

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