Belgrade Open School (BOS) is a non-for-profit, educational organisation founded in 1993. BOS strengthens human resources, improves the work of public institutions and organisations, develops and advocates public policies in order to develop better society based on freedom, knowledge and innovation. Throughout 20 years’ experience (of which 15 years working in implementation of EU policies in Serbia and region) BOS proved to be leader in policy development, building inter-sectorial partnerships and networking individuals and institutions in policy process. BOS facilitates evidence based policy debates for responsible approach to the process of European integration and adoption of European standards and values. We are using policy research as a tool to empower young people and citizens with arguments and evidence based recommendations for social activism and participation in decision-making, particularly in education and youth employment and transparency, accountability, etc.