With the support of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, the Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM conducted a survey which aimed at bringing together the available data and relevant information related to the needs of young people and members of minority ethnic communities in order to empower the National Councils of National Minorities with defined needs and problems encountered by young people. The analysis was prepared in the framework of the project Evaluation of Integration of youth policies and inclusion of youth in the work of the National Councils of national minorities.
National Councils often face the problem of limited financial and human resources, as well as the lack of information relevant for solving specific problems from the work scope delegated by the state. One of the recognized problems faced by the National Councils is the lack of knowledge on how to define policies and activities that aimed at addressing young people from minority communities, and then motivating young people and potentials to engage them in activities that contribute to the advancement of the community.
The collected and analyzed information provided the basis for developing recommendations for the introduction of specific activities and model of work for the National Councils that would include the youth perspective in their programs. The proposed recommendations will be the starting point for the OSCE Mission to Serbia to provide additional support in strengthening the National Councils in order to improve youth-focused activities and programs.
Note: The analysis was prepared with the support of the OSCE Mission to Serbia. The views expressed in the analysis belong exclusively to the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the OSCE Mission to Serbia.