What we do?

The Young Urban Achievers (YUA) is a collective of young people in Amsterdam which supports young people in setting up cultural entreprises all over the world.

YUA works in regions where youngsters experience a lack of labor market perspective, with a main focus on urban surroundings. Cities are historically the center of economical activity. YUA believes in the power of young people to stimulate this economical activity by developing new initiatives. These highly motivated and talented citizens – The Young Urban Achievers – are the future; their talent, intellect and economical potentials generate grow, development and innovation.

Together with students in Sarajevo YUA has set up an arthouse cinema: Kriterion Sarajevo. The cinema is completely run by students; creating youth employment and adding an independent cultural stage to the city of Sarajevo.

After the success in Sarajevo, YUA started projects in Monrovia (Liberia) and Belgrado (Serbia), and has also organized multiple activities in Mitrovica (Kosovo).

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Kriterion Sarajevo is hip and happening. So YUA expands! In Liberia and Serbia. Because there are so many places where there is a lack of (cultural) enterprises and students jobs. Do you believe in the power of the Young Urban Achievers around the world? Your donation and support mean the world to YUA.