Strengthening Youth Spaces and Participation for Underrepresented Communities

World Scouting


We are happy to announce the start of the new S.Y.S.P.U.C project!


The project aims at creating and reinforcing the capacities of youth organisations in Albania, Montenegro, and North Macedonia and extending the impact on the development of the youth field in the Western Balkans.

Ultimately, the project goal is not only to strengthen the quality of the educational activities of youth organisations, but to enlarge the outreach of youth organisations to sustainably involve young people from underrepresented communities including minorities.


The main objectives of the projects are to:

O1. Strengthen the capacities of the participating organisations to implement quality non-formal education activities in underrepresented and underprivileged communities with the support of newly recruited and trained local young leaders

O2. Develop innovative non-formal education methodologies that are replicable and can be exploited by others, not only within the Scout movement but also extended to organisations and movements working with young people on a grassroots level

O3. Enhance the management, governance, and leadership capacities of the partner organisations

O4. Recognise non-formal education providers such as Scout youth organisations, as a valuable complementary source of civic education for young people and improve the relationship with relevant governmental authorities and institutions in the region in collaboration with the National Youth Councils.


The project’s lead, Bureau Européen du Scoutisme, is the office serving the European Scout Region, part of the global organization the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) with 54 million members worldwide within 171 countries and 2 million in Europe across 40 different countries and 68 associations.


Visit this page for more information and updates from the project implementation.


The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme through the Key Action 2 – Capacity Building on Youth.