The “Western Balkan Youth Conference: Regional Cooperation and Integration” was held online

The “Western Balkan Youth Conference: Regional Cooperation and Integration” (WBYC 2020) organized by the Balkan Studies Center (BSC) in cooperation with the Student Parliament of International University of Sarajevo (SPIUS) was held on 10 July 2020. It took place entirely online.

WBYC 2020 was utilizing a combination of live video platforms (using Zoom application) in which active participants had the opportunity to present their oral or poster presentations. The video platforms created dynamic interaction among the peers, virtual networking for attendees, and opportunity to chat with and learn more about various topics.

The voice of students is essential in shaping the future of the Western Balkans. The WBYC has provided important forums for discussion and gave rise to new initiatives. The Balkan Studies Center (BSC) of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) is planning to organize similar youth empowerment activities.

The conference was held in official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina and English.

Conference program can be downloaded here.