Interview done by Lenka Curillova
Edited by: Stefan Alijevikj and Ana Alibegova
Born in Germany to Slovenian partners, Lidija Globokar grew up bilingually and “biculturally”. She guesses that this has influenced her choices of studies as she is BA in Languages and Business and MA in Communication and European Affairs. During her Bachelor’s she takes the opportunity to spend two years abroad in France and Ireland, and she conducts her Master’s degree afterwards in Brussels, Belgium. She has a strong interest in learning new languages, getting to know people from different countries, and as well she considers herself a true “Europhile” embracing the European spirit that together we are stronger.... Read More »
Author: Jana Balusikova
Edited by: Ana Alibegova, Stefan Alijevikj
“I regret not the things I’ve done, but those I did not do”, said the American actor Rory Cochrane. Namely, this quote inspired young Jana Balusikova from Slovakia to write down her thoughts and to share her experience with all of you who are doubtful to make a step out of the comfort zone. This is her story about the big step to live abroad and about the amazing time she spent in the German capital:
Few months ago I faced a tough decision about doing an internship in Berlin – on one side it sounded like fulfilling a dream, but I knew that would also mean that... Read More »
Written by: Mia Toic, Emina Mehic, Javier Gonzalez Moreno,
Bert Roymans, Teodora Stamenkovic, Maurizio Ciranni
Edited by: Ana Alibegova and Stefan Alijevikj
Photos by: Maurizio Ciranni
Pena River and Shar Mountain beautify the north-west Macedonian city of Tetovo. Lot of cultures, colours, traditions and customs come cross in this historic city, just 40 km away from the capital of Macedonia, Skopje. Wanting to get first-hand experience and an insight of how the minorities live in Macedonia, the participants on the youth exchange Raise Your V.O.I.C.E organized by Mladiiinfo International, went on a day trip to this town, predominantly populated by ethnic Albanians. Find out more about their first impressions and reflections through the photo-reportage they have prepared.
Article by: Jelena Đorić, Hrvoje Nimac, Haris Dedović
Edited by: Ana Alibegova & Stefan Alijevikj
“When I go to the counter in some institution, I have to read the lips of the officer behind the counter because I cannot hear the voice through the glass. Sometimes I do not understand so I have to ask same things several times. Then this person becomes upset and starts yelling at me saying word by word, as if I am feeble-minded. Then I have to tell them: Sorry, I’m not stupid, I just can’t hear very well”. This is how Sandra Peshevska-Mickovska, a passionate painter and a member of the Association of Students and Youth with Disabilities portrays an unusual situation from... Read More »
Article by: Maja Richtermoc, Dejan Zonjić, Nemanja Atanasijević, Valerie Schreurs, Miguel Chamorro Franco
Picture credits: Dejan Zonjić
In the center of the Macedonian capital, sharing a building with the Macedonian Helsinki Committee of Human Rights, LGBT Center Skopje found its place under the sun. There, under video surveillance due to many attacks to the center itself, a small group of activists does the hard job of fighting homophobia. In Macedonia, the quiet majority is aware of the problem but does not raise their voice against it. We visited the only LGBT centre in the country and discussed their situation with the leader of the Center, Kocho Andonovski.
Hatred as a Unifying Factor
“LGBT Centre in Skopje is the biggest unifying... Read More »
Through the past year, iversity.org established itself as a platform which offers unprecedented opportunities for students and professors and it encompasses Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). With the establishment of such platform, instantly, a new world of knowledge was created where students from all corners of the planet are enabled to dive in and take new academic journeys, gain experiences that would tie them with professors. Simultaneously, all professors would extend their reach by teaching tens of thousands students globally.
Such access to education can both vastly improve people’s lives on continual base and bring about real change to big number of communities. That is why all courses are free to everyone at iversity and why the... Read More »
Interview by: Ana Alibegova
Edited by: Stefan Alievikj
Picture Credits: Forum Oratores
Nobody could ever imagine what kind of energy and positive atmosphere is evoked in an approximately 9 m2 room at the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus” in Skopje, Macedonia. The colorful office makes a home to few young rhetoricians, who gather here to exchange opinions, share ideas and improve their public speaking skills. However, they do not keep their knowledge and experience for themselves only, but organize trainings in public speaking to spread the love for the rhetoric to their peers and high school students. At the annual oratory competition organized at the Faculty of Law in Skopje, they present their speeches to the wider audience, together with... Read More »
Interview by: Ana Alibegova
Photo credits: OneEurope
The young Hanna Starchyk who comes from Belarus and lives in Germany is one of the 100 passionate activists from Europe and around the globe that firmly believe in the European idea. Right on Facebook, she learnt about an internship opportunity in Social Media Management and applied to become part of the OneEurope team. Through the platform OneEurope, young people do not only inform about current European events, but tackle serious issues such as the European identity crisis, youth unemployment, conflicts and quality of education. What makes OneEurope unique from all the other pro-European platforms is exactly the courage to speak aloud about every issue and to empower youth to share their ideas... Read More »
Interview done by Stefan Alievikj
Photography credits: Branko Kosteski
Ana Jakimska has graduated in General and Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Philology Blaze Koneski in Skopje and afterwards has continued her studies in Film-making also in Skopje. Enthusiastic, motivated and progressive – with her work behind and her current engagements she always tackles some key-social and cultural challenges embedded in the Macedonian contemporary society. Her movies produced include: Shawl (2011, short), Call me Barbara (2013, documentary/short), Loverinth (2014, short) and It’s Cold Outside (2014, short, to be premiered on Skopje Film Festival 2014). She is also into photography and into storytelling and literature in general. We are happy to have Ana answering few questions for Mladiinfo this week!
Article by: Ladislav Borka (Slovakia)
Edited by: Stefan Alievikj
When I told my mom I am going to be an EVS volunteer in Vukovar, Croatia, she got an image of Mother Teresa combined with Francis of Assisi in a white, long cloak made for monks taking care of orphans and people with lethal diseases. After one year of volunteering I can confirm that this sort of outfit does not belong to an ordinary volunteer´s wardrobe.
My father was more skeptic: instead of being such hippie, I should rather find a normal job and earn some normal money for living – argued he.
Well, who would like to make good money immediately, should not choose EVS. For others, who are not sure how to continue after high school, bachelor or master degree, EVS can be... Read More »