YMCA Kosovo

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The YMCA in Yugoslavia was originally started in 1920 by the British. It closed in the 1940s after the Second World War. The YMCA was then reintroduced in Kosovo in 2003, growing fast and introducing initiatives like the blue bus and work and travel. As Kosovo developed and became independent, the movement fell on hard times. In 2013 it was rebooted with a new structure and mission, leading to one YMCA for the whole country. With the new structure, the movement is growing fast and now has active youth spaces, NGO shops, and the first youth campsite in the country at YMCA Camp Pjetershan. YMCA Kosovo joined World YMCA at the 20th YMCA World Council in 2022.