Youth from Kosovo* and North Macedonia Promote Youth Inclusion and Activism

KOSOVO/NORTH MACEDONIA – Within the third RYCO Open Call for Project Proposals, supported by the Federal Republic of Germany, the ASUC “Boro Petrushevski” in partnership with the Vocational High School “Shtjefën Gjeçovi” from Kosovo, implemented the project “Skopshtina cares” which took place from January 2020 to March 2021. 

The project strengthened youth participation in educational, cultural and social workshops and training. Young people were able to share experiences with one another and exchange ideas. 

“Throughout this project we promote care related to humanity and inclusion of youth,” stated the project representatives.

Increasing the awareness for acceptance of differences was also one of the individual objectives set up by the project. The project supported youth capacity building and creation of platforms for them to be active contributors to different processes in their schools, communities and societies.

Learning from and about each other, socializing, networking and working together to overcome any communication barrier, the young participants enhanced their cooperation, intercultural dialogue and skills. They learned about the importance of diversity and the benefits of working together despite differences and challenges.

Empowering proactive young people means a lot to the communities of the Western Balkan region, because they are the ones that make the changes and help build a better future for all.

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success,” was the conclusion of this project.

While enjoying the project activities, youth from North Macedonia and Serbia overcame various barriers and stereotypes and made new life-long friendships and connections. 



*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.


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