This September, part of Mladiinfo crew landed in Slovenia to attend Slovenia’s autumn highlight, the Challenge:Future Summit 2013 that was held in Maribor, Ljubljana and Bled. While in Slovenia, we met three inspiring young women from Africa: Alice Pejo (26), Chourouq Haisni (23) and Udoka Chiefe (25) .
Udoka Chiefe, born and bred in Nigeria, has a legal background academically, but her primary interests are in youth development work, especially young women, with a special interest in information technology and innovation. “I love learning. I find myself reading everything from the Holy Bible to Seneca, from Jane Eyre to Siddhartha, from learning Python programming to jewelry making. I believe that life is a journey to be... Read More »
Photo by Blagica Gjorgijevska
Interview done by Tamara Miletic
The European Voluntary Service is one of several actions within the Youth in Action program, funded by the European Union, to increase the skills, experiences and overall participation of youth in community development projects. Since 2009, Mladiinfo is a sending and hosting organization giving the chance to many youngsters all over Europe to take part in this amazing experience of exploring the world and learning from different people and cultures. So far, we have hosted more than 15 volunteers coming from Slovakia, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands and Croatia who helped us to develop our activities and work, and we have sent abroad more than 35 Macedonians who wanted to expand... Read More »
South-East Asia is the place where differences are treated as something ordinary and where the traditions are seen as priorities. Singapore is one of the states that really makes a difference when it comes to business and legal order at global scale, while preserving the sense of social discipline.
About a year ago I had the chance to study at the Law School of Singapore Management University. A semester abroad for me was a call to enrich my knowledge in law, but also to enrich my knowledge about a different culture. After everything, I achieved my goal and was happy to return home with a meaningful experience, but even more importantly I “enlarged... Read More »
Merve Evliyaoglu, 23 years old, from Turkey has very special love for Macedonia. Although she has grown up in Turkey, and currently lives and works in Istanbul in the public prosecutor office, she has many friends in Skopje and great memories of MIT University where she has recently graduated.
Her decision to study abroad was brought on more or less the same reasons that are shared by young people at her age: seeking new challenges, something new and different, but solid enough to be able to build up her career and future on it. That’s why, she has chosen MIT University. As she says: “I loved that place from the very first time I entered there. I got European treatment and... Read More »
Article by: Aleksandra Savevska
Edited by: Austin Fast and Stefan Alievikj
This September brought me the chance to become a Youth Reconciliation Ambassador. It all happened after I successfully finished the Youth Reconciliation Ambassadors seminar that was held in Belgrade altogether with 25 other students and young activist coming from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia. It was an opportunity for me to witness heated debates, arguments and counter-arguments and furthermore history lessons, some of which already learnt and some never heard of; upbeat nationalism contrasted with messy globalism. Here is my story of the event!
First things first, let me tell you about the ‘time warp’ I had experienced during the seminar. Have you ever had that... Read More »
Picture credits: Christer Fredriksson, National Geographic
Article by Gayk Ayvazyan
From its inception, Europe was the place of various happenings and saw the rise and the fall of numerous countries. Thus, the borders of Europe have been changing constantly and various ethnic groups have been intermingling among each other, but what about the image of Europe nowadays? With the accession of Croatia, the number of EU countries reached 28 and new borders were established. However the debate about the candidate countries and their “fitness” into the EU family will never come to an end. It is always so hard to define what the borders of Europe are and which countries belong to Europe and where does it end.
As a Public Law master student from Albania, a country who hasn’t even achieved the candidate status of the European Union, you may logically ask what are my relations to European Citizenship if I am not legally a European citizen? Well, before attending а training on European Citizenship, I also shared the same doubts. I also thought that citizens... Read More »
Youth activism, social innovation and poetry are her three main passions! Challenge:Future , Mladi Info and AIESEC are the three crucial organizations that enabled her to take part in creating new perspectives and possibilities for young people all over the world. Based in Slovenia, at the moment she is part of the team that develops the Mladi Info Network and the Mladi Info Slovenia branch, and at the same time, together with more than 35,000 young members of the Challenge:Future community, she is taking participation in the establishment and nurture of a solid platform for youth innovations, positive impact and growth. Yet, let us hear something more from Bistra Kumbaroska herself!
What’s BOSH? It is being held at the end of each August in the warmest town in Macedonia, at the very south of country, in Gevgelija! It is a multimedia art festival, a multimedia platform that utterly celebrates the creative expressionisms, all put in urban context. Or put differently, as the organizers would say, BOSH is an attempt for an estheticized articulation, and as much as deliberation, for the so-called ‘added value’ of the urban culture.
At the end of each summer, Gevgelija becomes the most vibrant and evocative place to be in Macedonia. The public space of the town becomes a free territory; it looks rather different, extraordinary... Read More »