Conflicts on the territory of the former Yugoslavia have had lasting consequences on the population that survived those wars. This has also affected the creation of tensions in the post-war years that made life in this region much harder. However, the generations of young people born after the wars want to go further. That’s the way it is with young Kosovars who are not bothered by their neighbors, regardless of religion, nation, or sexual orientation. More in the story of Vjosa Cerkini.
Most young people from Kosovo are Muslims and most of them practice their religion. Although not all of them consider themselves as religious, these young people can be an example of religious tolerance. Those who are religious and who practice religion have very good relations with those who not. More in the story brought by Vjosa Cerkini.
In 2015 The Government of Northern Macedonia adopted the Youth Strategy, which should regulate all things related to this population. However, the Strategy was adopted in a non-transparent manner, and many Macedonian organizations from North Macedonia have warned of major failures in making it. The other problem is that the Strategy exists only on paper and is not being implemented by the institutions. More in Kristine Ozimec’s story.
Reflecting on what he would improve in his hometown Nikšić, 18 years old Miloš Džiknić founded a non-governmental organization devoted to developing the space for young people and raising their awareness by offering them an alternative to everyday habits that often lead to depression.
In addition to NGOs, “Green Center”, he has also recognized his affinities for discovering and perfecting biology. Now, at the third year of study, he belongs to the first team that counted and analyzed the life conditions of the endangered eel in Skadar Lake.
Believing in the natural potentials of the state, he believes that more and more attention should be paid to the conservation and the proper use of nature.
The Youth Cultural Center (MKC) Skopje is known as the place where alternative art arises and lives. That was so while the MKC was called the Youth Chamber “25. May “. Simply put, it is a place whose significance for young people and art can not be conjured up in words or can be measured by some of the people of known metrics. More in Kristine Ozimec’s story.
Pope Francis visited Macedonia and Skopje yesterday. In this historical visit he sent messages for peace, coexistence and solidarity and emphasized the multiculturality of the country as a great asset.
We asked young people whether the border demarcation between Kosovo and Serbia is a good idea?
Roma in Montenegro still have limited opportunities in terms of employment, access to health care, housing, as well as in various other areas of life, according to the ambassador of the European Union to Montenegro, Aiva Orava, with whom most Montenegrin officials, politicians and intellectuals agree. ..
n Serbia, but also in the countries of the region, there is more and more talk about re-introducing mandatory military service. Though it is a huge financial expense that would even outweigh the already burdened budgets, this idea has also come up with approval. We asked young people what do they think of this idea?
Author: Aleksandar Klarić