#iversityis2 made a virtual global circuit in October 2015 to mark the second anniversary of the launch of the iversity platform. Where was iversity in 2013, and where are its standing as global learning platform with free MOOCs today? What have changed for the platform, and what have changed for the team?
Yes, time flies. In 2013, we were busy collecting our first courses and partnerships with the MOOC Production Fellowship. We were a young, small online learning company with 10 new courses in production with a tight deadline to finish the platform. 2 years later, we have had over 100 courses and over 1 million course enrolments.
Big changes over the past 12 months... Read More »
Anastasia Shishkina is a 3rd year humanities student at Anglo-American University in Prague originally from Russia and currently studying abroad at Chapman University, California. Being involved in many student activities and taking advantage of studying in an international environment truly enriches her life that offered her countless adventurous both home and abroad. In our latest featured article, Anastasia shares for the Anglo-American University in Prague:
AAU: Why did you choose to study humanities in Prague?
Anastasia: I have always been into arts and believed that the best place to study culture is Europe because of its rich historical heritage. To tell the truth, Prague was not my first choice. I was accepted to several universities in the... Read More »
Interview by: Stefan Alijevikj
Edited by: Marija Matovska
The Social Impact Awards for 2016 are just about to be launched in dozens of European countries. Mladiinfo International joined the initiative, and organized the awards for the first time in 2015, for Macedonia. The journey with the Social Impact Award is an exciting one, and, it means you will also get to meet and collaborate with amazing people. In our newest interview, and just before taking off with activities for the 2016 edition of the awards, we conducted an interview with Jakob Detering, Director of the Social Impact Award.
Being 27 years old, born and raised in Germany, Jakob Detering is part of a younger European generation that challenges... Read More »
Author: Lindsey Patterson
Scientists have begun to reach to younger generations for new ideas. It’s not because they’re out of anything good, but it’s because they know that these young minds will be the ones to take over when they’re gone. Not only that, but this generation is growing up in an age of technology and understand how to solve problems in ways that could never have been imagined 60 years ago. With NASA and ESA leading the campaign we’re beginning to see just how these young minds are contributing to space exploration.
Actively Seeking Creative Ideas
In September, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) launched a campaign seeking creative new ideas for space exploration technology from young people.... Read More »
Prepared by: Hristina Sibinovska and Ana Alibegova
Edited by: Stefan Alijevikj
The beautiful island of Crete has not become widely known only due to the sandy beaches and crystal clear waters attracting thousands of tourists each year, but even more, it reached the front pages and the breaking news as being one of the gates to Europe for the migrants and refugees coming from Middle East and Africa. Crete, as well as the Eastern Greek islands Kos and Lesbos, are the most busy arrival points of the so-called Eastern Mediterranean route. However, not only the migrants and refugees belong to the minorities living in the former center of the Minoan civilization, but also Albanians, Bulgarians and other ethnic... Read More »
Picture credits: Uroš Hočevar
Article by: Andreea Giuclea
Translation by: Dan Dracea
In the last evening of the European project I took part in this summer, we all gathered around in a circle in order to receive our Youthpass certificates. Each one of us took out a random one and was supposed to describe – using gestures or words – the person in question. First up, Pablo from Spain: he pulled out the paper, thought about it for a few seconds, then started jumping and clenching his fists in the air yelling “Ru-ma-ni-a! Ru-ma-ni-a!” Everybody turned towards me.
We were at the end of a 40 day period spent in Macedonia, with the official goal of writing... Read More »
Photo credits: Sofia Arthurs-Schoppe
Written by: Sofia Arthurs-Schoppe
Edited by: Stefan Alijevikj
With only 18 years on board the EVS Large scale “Let’s Play Handball – Sport Reporting”, Sofia Arthurs- Schoppe makes the youngest journalist who participates in the ongoing Mladiinfo program taking place in Struga and Skopje, Macedonia. In the article bellow see her short reportage from Struga for the Mladiinfo audience.
In August 2015 the 12th Women’s U17 European Handball Championships will be hosted in Skopje, Macedonia. Mladiinfo International is supporting this event by enabling media coverage and has assembled 30 young volunteers from a multitude of European countries to form a journalistic team reporting on the championship. This team form the participants of the EVS... Read More »
Interview by: Stefan Alijevikj Edited by: Ana Alibegova
Our Good Earth (Наша Добра Земја) is the first organic food cooperative of buyers in Macedonia. They have started as an informal group of twenty families in search of organic, ecological local food from the most environment friendly and cleanest regions across the country. In less than two years, creating a budget with their own donations, the team of Good Earth has visited many producers and sneaked into the most of well-hidden villages to visit many agriculturalists and find seeds and products that usually do not reach the market.
“The interest in Dobra Zemja grew, and soon we became 100 families. Then we discussed whether we should and... Read More »
Written by: Zrinka Šajn (Croatia), Bora Eseroğlu (Turkey), Mesut Urcan (Turkey), Arda Tüzüner (Turkey), Nicolò Donati (Italy) , Sofia Peresani (Italy), Hazal Korkut (Turkey) and Ayça Şahin (Turkey)
Edited by: Ana Alibegova / Stefan Alijevikj
The cozy town in Slovenian Istria – Piran is certainly a place worth to visit. Not only it is famous among Slovenian and foreign tourists for its breath-taking sceneries, crystal clear water and hospitality of its inhabitants, moreover, it got world media attention for having the first black mayor in Slovenia and in the region. Peter Bossman, a candidate of the centre-left Social Democrats leads this multicultural town from 2010.
According to the Slovenian Statistical Office, in the Obalno-kraška region, where the town of Piran is located,... Read More »
ghoti picture credit
Article by: Jessica Davidson
Peace Corps Volunteer, Mladiinfo International team
With a non-phonetic alphabet, English is especially difficult
“Dzees ees Engleesh, ow come you don’t undergrstand me?” – the frustrated cry of a Frenchman to an American.
Ok… Ok. As a fellow learner of foreign languages, I get it. Learning a second, third, fourth+ language can be hard. It is even worse when you think that you can finally speak a language, only to have you hopes and dreams dashed when a native speaker does not understand what you’re saying. Hang in there.
With a non-phonetic alphabet, English is especially difficult. Plus, as though our strange spellings and word pronunciations were... Read More »