PeerAct – A time to remember

It’s been a month since our visit to Brussels, but it still feels like it was yesterday. All the happy moments, the new and old friendships rekindled, the lessons we’ve learned, and inevitably, the farewells, all of these are still fresh and fond in our hearts. Before I tell you the story about our week…

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Youth Exchange “Volunteer for Social Inclusion”

The period from 16 till 23rd October, was a unique learning experience and a great opportunity for 56 motivated young people coming from 7 countries of Europe: Sweden, Macedonia, Italy, Serbia, Turkey, Poland and Slovakia to be part of the youth exchange “Volunteer for social inclusion” with an aim to dive deeper into the topic…

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Youth exchange “Real Facts Matter” in France

Our Macedonian team, together with the participants from 5 other countries: France, Serbia, Italy, Spain and Turkey, took part in the Youth Exchange “Real Facts Matter” which happened from 3rd to 11th of October in a small quiet place Domino, by the ocean located on the island of Saint Georges d'Oléron in France. The main…

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It’s OK not to be OK

Are we aware of the importance of mental health, and can we eventually help suicide prevention? These were the main topics and aspects of an Erasmus Training that happened in Vilkanastrai, Lithuania. I, Cvete, and Bojan were fortunate to participate in a project of huge importance, on a topic that is still considered taboo and…

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NO Hate Speech: Increasing Competencies of Young People to Use Media and Theater Based Tools to Combat Hate Speech

The Booklet of good practices is part of the project “NO Hate Speech: Increasing Competencies of Young People to Use Media and Theater Based Tools to Combat Hate Speech”. The project consisted of two youth exchanges, one was realized in Aarhus, Denmark from 14th to 23rd May 2022 and second, in Ljubojno, Macedonia from 11th…

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8 days in Ljubojno with “No H8 Speech”

It was June, early summer in Macedonia, when over 30 participants from Croatia, Denmark, Portugal, Slovenia, and a hosting country, came together to combat one of the most recent and present in our daily lives problem – hate speech. Between 11.06 and 20.06, picturesque village of Ljubojno at Prespa lake was a main stage for…

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The beauty of LIFE

This is a “brief” story of the experience of a grown-up kid, finally embarking on a long-desired adventure that significantly improved his perception of the importance of how working with youth and raising the ECO awareness leads to the eventual LOVE and sustainability of all life. Within this story there are also, 3 more personal…

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The second part of the unforgettable experience. Youth exchange “No Hate Speech: Step 2” in Ljubojno.

After 10 years Volunteers Centre Skopje is back with its project in the region of Prespa. From 11th to 20th of June in Ljubojno, Macedonia VCS is organizing the Erasmus+ project, youth exchange “NO Hate Speech: Step 2” with over 30 participants coming from Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia, Portugal, Denmark and Latvia. The aim of the…

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Experience is the teacher of all things

One of the most renowned quotes by Julius Caser could perfectly sum up the core purpose of the Erasmus+ organisation and its members who ceaselessly and diligently work to share their knowledge in a certain area while effectively promoting the values that define their characters and the programme as a whole. As the youngest represent…

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Bringing Europe Closer Together in Germany

Volunteers Centre Skopje took part in the PBA “Bringing Europe Closer Together” which was happening in the period from 16th to 24th of may in a town close to the city of Bremen, Osterholz-Scharmbeck Germany. The main aim of the topic is learning how to write a project, and also making new partnerships for further…

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Youth Centers – Now and Immediately

With the third and last activity in Skopje (the first two were in Antwerp and Bremen), we completed the project "Neighborhood of youth centers in Europe" within the "Erasmus+" program of the European Commission through the Belgian National Agency. Thirty youth workers and representatives of municipalities from eight countries and partners in the project last…

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Seminar in Sarajevo: “Volunteering connecting communities 2.0”

Volunteers Centre Skopje participated in the final dissemination of the project "VCC - Volunteering connecting communities 2.0" with 4 representatives, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The seminar was organized by the organization "Mladi Volonteri" in the period from 18.02 to 23.02 in which our participants had an opportunity to participate in the ultimate goal of…

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Young Geeks – Get Empowered with Entrepreneurial spirit, Knowledge and Strategies

These young people traveled through 5 countries: Albania, Macedonia, Sicily, Greece, Turkey for the project “Get Empowered with Entrepreneurial spirit, Knowledge and Strategies” where more than 100 young people exchanged experiences, traditions, gained entrepreneurial spirit, knowledge and strategies, learned lessons, gained many friendships. 1 First Capacity Building Training, Korça, Albania (28.06-2.07.2021) About 40 participants from…

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Imagine, Improvise, Integrate!

Creative writing and storytelling are powerful tools to address issues of stereotyping, discrimination, and hate speech. It helps people express anger, helplessness, exclusion and similar feelings in a constructive way. These creative methods are focused on speaking up, raising your voice about injustice, racism, sexism, etc., and hate speech that is usually used against marginalized…

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The greatest threat to youth – radicalization

“Preventing the conflicts of tomorrow means changing the mindset of youth today.”- Graça Machel While most of us are familiar with the concept of radicalization, it is often difficult to define it. We also narrow down its meaning to a specific group, e.g., terrorist or religious groups, which does not reflect the phenomenon’s complexity. What…

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