WESTERN BALKANS – The Regional Youth Cooperation Office, in partnership with the German Federal Government, organizes an open call for the design of the 2021 Berlin Process Summit visual identity. The call is open for young people (from 18 to 30 years old) coming from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia).
The Berlin Process was initiated by Germany to promote regional cooperation of the Western Balkans and to support the EU’s enlargement policy. Its first summit was held on 28 August 2014 in Berlin. It was followed by summits in Vienna (2015), Paris (2016), Trieste (2017), London (2018), Poznan (2019) and Sofia (2020).
One of the most tangible results of the Berlin Process is the establishment of the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO). The Agreement on the Establishment of RYCO was signed by the six Western Balkan prime ministers during the Paris Summit on 4 July 2016.
To be eligible to take part in the Competition, the competitor must:
- be between 18 and 30 years old;
- permanently reside in one of the Western Balkans 6 Contracting Parties (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia);
- respect the spirit of reconciliation and cooperation in the Western Balkans.
Participation in the Competition is voluntary and free of charge. Employees and representatives of the organizers or other entities directly involved in the preparation and conduct of the Competition and/or Berlin Process Summit, as well as their relatives, cannot participate in the Competition.
The organizers will award the authors of the three best entries:
- first prize – 2.000€ gross
- second prize – 1000€ gross
- third prize – 500€ gross
Each participant may submit a maximum of three competition works. Each of the works should be submitted separately. The submission is only possible via email.
The submitted works must be saved at a resolution of 300 DPI in two formats as vector graphics in PDF and/or EPS formats and in JPG format. A scan of the completed and signed application form must accompany the submission. Submissions without application form attached will not be considered.
The competition is open from 24 March until 7 April 2021, 23:59 CET.
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.