Regional Youth Leadership Mobility Programme (RYLMP): Call for Applications for 2022/23


Center Science and Innovation for Development (SCiDEV), Albania; Centre for Education Policy (CEP), Serbia; and Youth Educational Forum  (YEF), North Macedonia, are launching a Call for Participation in the Regional Youth Leadership Mobility Programme (RYLMP) for 2022/23. Support for the implementation of this programme is provided by the Open Society Foundations.

Regional Youth Leadership Mobility Programme (RYLMP) was a seven-month project developed jointly by the Centre for Education Policy (CEP), Serbia, and Center Science and Innovation for Development (SCiDEV), Albania, targeting young individuals who want to participate actively and contribute to change in the society and/or local community and have the capacity to influence societies in the future. RYLMP showed a unique opportunity for youth from Serbia and Albania to meet and work together, breaking the cultural and other barriers and improving the research competencies of participants. The implementation of the RYLMP in 2021 and early 2022 paved the way for the continuation and scaling up of the programme, this time including Youth Educational Forum (YEF), North Macedonia, into the programme.

The Programme is open to youth (21-30 years old) from academia and civil society organizations, young professionals, and youth activists in the respective countries interested in developing capacities in the field of informed and data-driven advocacy, leadership, activism, and intercultural exchange, and in strengthening regional cooperation among Albania, North Macedonia, and Serbia.

Candidates shall apply with their individual proposals for informed and data-driven advocacy actions focusing on one of the topics: a) Regional cooperation, b) Education and employability, c) Migration and brain drain, d) Youth participation, and e) Youth action for the environment.

After the evaluation, selected participants will be matched in mixed teams in line with their areas of interest. They will work with colleagues from other countries on their data-driven advocacy with combined capacity-building and mentoring support. Selected participants will spend three weeks mobility period in each country according to the timeline detailed below. During the project, participants will participate in a capacity-building programme focused on relevant competencies and skills for their work and mentoring programme.

Selected participants will benefit from the financial support provided by the Open Society Foundations to complete their projects and cover mobility costs. The working language of all activities will be English.


Read the full Call for Applications for RYLMP 2022/23 (Download here)

Read the Frequently Asked Questions (Download here)

The application process has two steps:

Step I – submitting the following:

  1. Interested candidates should fill in the Application Form, and upload
  2. The RYLM Data-Driven Advocacy Action Proposal Template (Download here)
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Letter of Recommendation, including a contact of the referee.


Only fully completed applications will be processed.

Step II – Interviews with short-listed candidates.

Deadline 31/12/2022.