The Balkans are one of the most interesting parts of the European mainland. I consider them a puzzle of different nations and minorities, a place of many differences and similarities at same time, a region with rich cultural and food offer, filled with amazing nature and authentic architecture. It is a region worth being discovered and visited. This September, there was one more reason to visit the Balkans – the International Youth Conference, organized by Youth Alliance, happening traditionally in Krushevo (#iyckr2016), a small and lovely town in Macedonia.
Macedonia, along with neighboring Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia, was known as Yugoslavia just 2,5 decades ago. Exactly this was one of the topics... Read More »
There are builders, and there are users. There are creators, and there are supporters. There are leaders, and there are followers. And it is never easy to be in the first group. But in this case, the Association for education Mladiinfo International once again was not afraid to set a foot forward and take a leap while jumping into a new field, all for support of the Macedonian ecosystem. On September 5th, together with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Macedonia, Impact Hub Skopje and Association Public (Magazin LiceVLice), they organized the first edition of Social Innovators Conference.
The format of the conference was similar to a TEDx Conference, where speakers shared personal stories in the field of social impact in... Read More »
Author: Ina Gjika
Editor: Dimitar Chatleski
Photo credits: Ina Gjika
Imagine you are in a place where new ideas are flowing constantly, providing you with inspiration and out-of-the-box thinking. Imagine also that in this place, you can get a touch of biology, architecture, photography, music, archeology and all sorts of other fields. Finally, imagine that in the same place, you can also socialize and meet professionals, and make new friends…
Some of you may think this place is just utopia and does not exist. Yet, let me tell you dear readers that this place is real, and it even has a name: TEDx.
TED, a non-profit organization, started in 1984 as an event with speakers from the Technology, Entertainment, and Design... Read More »
Author: Larisa Rusu
Editor: Dimitar Chatleski
Photo credits: Difference Day
Can you imagine journalists bringing their stories to life? Well, actually this does indeed happen, and I have had the chance to see it during the event titled ‘Difference Day’, held in Brussels on the 3rd of May. On this day, celebrating the United Nations’ World Press Freedom Day, a creative team of journalists presented to us what they call Live Magazine.
Journalism aficionados know how good storytelling can make up for an all-encompassing, complete experience. A team of five French journalism professionals and visual artists take storytelling to a whole other level with an interactive format of journalism where stories are performed on stage. Live Magazine is... Read More »
Author: Dimitar Chatleski
Photo credits: Antoaneta Ivanova
Following the good outcomes from the first conference that took place back in December 2013 in Alexandria, from May 13-15, 2016 Tunisia hosted the second Civic Education Conference. Organized by the Goethe Institut, while being built on 60 recommendations, it inspired the participants and speakers of this year’s conference through participatory approach to focus on assessing the development of the sector.
Having close to 150 participants from European and Arab countries, The Civic Education Conference 2016 collected participants from governmental and non-governmental agencies, as well as experts from Europe, the MENA region and the United States of America.
Having two languages as official, English, and Arabic, the conference was base around... Read More »
Photo: Marko Trosanovski (Macedonia), main project researcher, presenting at previous forum in Sofia
The Youth Forum in Skopje, “Representation of Minorities in the New Media in Central and Eastern Europe” will take place on 3rd and 4th of March, and will make the venue where 50 young people from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe will participate and discuss on key questions related to minorities and new media, with the aim to discover how does new media in this region portray minorities and to what extent they can contribute to the promotion of diversity.
The forum is being hosted and organized by the Association for Education Mladiinfo International, and supported by the programmes of Europe for Citizens and the Central European Initiative. The opening of... Read More »
Author: Denis Kolga
Photo credits: Aksana Rudovich
The training course “My role as a Global Citizen” as part of the Erasmus+ program took place in Minsk on September 2 – 8. This event was organized by the Italian NGO “Free Minds in Action” and Georgian NGO “Equality and Development Center” in partnership with the Belarusian NGO “Youth Initiative”, assisted by the Minsk Shapers Hub. The training was supported by the Italian national youth agency.
Educational event gathered 30 young people from Italy, Czech Republic, Georgia, Slovenia, Hungary, and Belarus. During the training, the participants heard lectures on international relations and migration, developed their debating skills on the actual international challenges in the simulation game, and prepared short... Read More »
Photo by Anna Němcová
Press Conference with AAU President, Assoc. Prof. Alan Krautstengl, Ph.D., one of the AAU Founders, JUDr. Lenka Deverová, and the Chairman of the AAU Board of Trustees, Ing. Petr Jan Pajas
A celebration took place on 29th April, 2015 on the AAU university campus. It was preceded by a press conference regarding significant developments at AAU and was held in one of the university’s most beautiful classrooms. Guests later congregated in the courtyard of the Thurn-Taxis Palace to enjoy the afternoon’s ambience contributed to by the Sedláček Quartet and a barbecue buffet courtesy of Zátiší Catering. The guest of honor, U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro, was a main speaker as was one of the institution’s founders, Jansen Raichl.... Read More »
Article by: Frosina Doninovska
Photos: private archive
Edited by: Ana Alibegova
The young Frosina Doninovska from Skopje, Macedonia had a chance to be entitled a Youth Reconciliation Ambassador after participating on a unique gathering of 20 young enthusiasts from Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. During the one-week seminar organized by Youth Education Committee from Belgrade and supported by the Embassy of United Kingdom in Serbia, the participants had a floor to talk about their views on the conflicts in the region, to question the pitfalls in the reconciliation process as well as to hear lectures from remarkable speakers and experts in the area of peace-building in former Yugoslavia. Frosina summarizes her impressions and sends a message to all... Read More »
Opening remarks of Nikola Danev
Article by Austin Fast
Picture credits: Donna Urdinov
“Introduce yourselves, involve more participants, don’t speak too fast, and create more structure in the presentation.” Those were the bullet points of advice that teacher Melissa Mitreski passed on to her students after they facilitated an interactive session on racism and sexism in modern society at Nova International High School in Skopje, Macedonia.
On 14-17 November 2013, Nova hosted 80 students from eight member schools of the Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) for a “hands-on student involvement conference” (HOSIC) to discuss, debate and explore their chosen theme of “Modern Society.”
Although Nova staff handled some aspects of planning the event, Nova students such as 15-year-old Nikola... Read More »