Bratislava is a city in the central Europe with raising economy and standards of life. Despite the growth, there are many homeless people that are looking for safety and integration to society. For a long time there was a need for creation of NGO that would be able to solve the situation of the homeless. Sergej Kára, Peter Adam and Alexandra Kárová in 2011 established an NGO named Vagus whose main aim is to create new and innovative services for people who lost their homes. The first step was opening daytime center for homeless people in Bratislava, where hadn’t been such center before. The group of participants of youth exchange Raise Your Voice 0.2. visited the shelter center Domec... Read More »
Author: Klimentina Gjorgjioska
Editor: Dimitar Chatleski
Photo credits: Riina Meldre
Have you ever wondered about what is your brain’s favorite method of learning and remembering things? Have you found yourself without knowing something or learning about it, you can explain it to others with ease and enthusiasm? Have you thought about the difference between the words game (n.) and play (v.)? Can you imagine an educational system that would use games as an official tool of learning?
Well I definitely can! 🙂
I know initially, it may seem like a totally unserious approach to a very important social pillar – the educational one, but the outcomes of trying this new tendency may be very efficient and effective. Many... 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 »
“We want to show the world that we are not less than other people in any way”, said Tomáš Dančo, a young guy in wheelchair.
“I always choose a person who is closer to my age and who can understand me, is familiar with my needs to be my personal assistant”, said Tomáš Dančo, a person in wheelchair, who is a member of the informal group for people with disabilities in Bratislava and a technical-economical worker who finished his studies at the Institute for work rehabilitation. The topic of our discussion was the barrier friendliness of Bratislava. We interviewed him and his colleague Adam Riečičiar, the member of the same informal group of people with disabilities, who... Read More »
Author: Dimitar Chatleski and Ana Alibegova
Photo credits: Ana Alibegova
“Together we can make a chance” was the powerful slogan of this year’s European Youth Event 2016 (EYE 2016). Organized by the European Youth Forum and the European Parliament, on 20 and 21 May 2016 in Strasbourg, France, more than 7500 people gathered from each corner of Europe to celebrate once again the biggest youth event of the year.
Having a unique opportunity to join fruitful discussions at the European Parliament, as well as participate at the numerous workshops in the hubs of the Yo!Fest, 600 groups took active role in exchanging experiences with the other attendies, as well as learning new information and opportunities. Through the habitual debate, as... 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 »
There are plenty of resume builders available online, but only a few of them are user-friendly and really simple to use. That was one of the reasons why Tomas Ondrejka and his friends launched a super-cool Slovak based start-up – KICKRESUME. “People still don’t know how to write a quality resume, and Kickresume is trying to help them. Besides, I think our original and functional designs of resume templates were what helped us stand out from the rest of the resume builders”, shares Tomas in our newest interview.
Mladiinfo: How did you bring Kickresume to life?
Tomas: We put Kickresume together with Peter Ďuriš back at university when we both needed to write... 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 »
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 »