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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Under the purple sky

Gender equality, inclusion, and the fight against stereotypes are not slogans from TV commercials but processes implemented here and now. TWOST: Training without stereotypes is a project that raises awareness about the importance of gender balance in youth organizations, sports clubs, and informal groups. But how much longer will we build equality? The European Institute…

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The day that should last all year

Do you remember the moment when you fulfilled what you wished? Well, even more? The feeling that gives you peace and joy, so you say to yourself this must be constant? We experienced that on December 5, 2021. We turned the International Volunteer Day and our 15th birthday into a successful working party. When you…

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