The International Scientific Conference on “CHALLENGES OF THE 17 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS” held in Tirana at University College Wisdom, organized in collaboration with Research and Development Institute Wisdom, on September 20, 2023, was a significant gathering within the framework of the YouCOME project, focusing on capacity building in the field of youth. The conference aimed to address the multifaceted challenges associated with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations.

Key highlights of the conference include:

Thematic Focus: The event covered a diverse range of topics related to each of the 17 SDGs, fostering discussions on sustainable development, environmental conservation, poverty alleviation, education, and other critical issues.

International Participation: The conference brought together researchers, experts, and professionals from around the world, creating a dynamic platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Youth Empowerment: Given the context of the YouCOME project, special emphasis was placed on empowering and engaging youth in the pursuit of sustainable development goals. Workshops, presentations, and discussions aimed at equipping the younger generation with the knowledge and skills to contribute effectively to the SDGs.

Innovative Solutions: The conference served as a hub for the presentation of innovative solutions and best practices, fostering collaboration among attendees to address the challenges posed by the 17 SDGs.

Networking Opportunities: Participants had the chance to network with like-minded individuals, organizations, and institutions, paving the way for potential collaborations and partnerships in the field of youth capacity building.

In conclusion, the International Scientific Conference on “CHALLENGES OF THE 17 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS” proved to be a valuable initiative within the YouCOME project, contributing to the ongoing global efforts toward achieving a sustainable and inclusive future.

All the selected work will be published in the Wisdom Journal with ISSN no: 2410-8472 which will be an added value for the project.