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Meet our new Secretary General


Milosh Ristovski is the European Youth Forum's new Secretary General. He will start his work on Monday, 20th of March.

Today the European Youth Forum's member organisations appointed our new Secretary General, Milosh Ristovski. Milosh has over ten years of experience in organisational and project management, including extensive work, activism and volunteering in the youth sector.

Milosh started his professional career in the Center for Intercultural Dialogue (CID) of North Macedonia, first as a programme coordinator and later as the executive director. On a European level he also served as a project coordinator in Out of the Box (OTB) International and the Secretary General of the Young European Federalists (JEF) Europe. He is passionate about youth rights, education, digitalisation, innovation and European integration.

Milosh is the first Secretary General of the Youth Forum coming from the Western Balkans, since the Forum was established in 1996.

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The Activist Network: 20 hours training programme

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