A large number of young people in Northern Macedonia are faced with insufficient employment, according to the latest research on “Financial Think”. Young people who work less than 35 hours per week are often considered to be employed and are often overqualified for their job, with unreliable labor contracts and lower wages. More in Kristine Ozimec’s story.
On our video forum, Andrej Jovičić launched the topic entitled “My School”. Andrej came to us from Mostar and introduced us to the United World College he is currently attending. According to him, his goal is to start a discussion on the subject of the school system for the purpose of its improvement. It also calls on high school students from the region to present their schools and tell their experiences, both positive and negative
An increasing number of young people in Macedonia have no basic literacy. A recent OECD analysis has shown that more than half of the participants have no basic knowledge and that the number of students who are functionally illiterate is growing. Reasons for such defeat statistics lie in the outdated educational system and in the incomplete use of new education programs. More in Kristine Ozimec’s video.
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.
Bosniaks in Kosovo are faced with language discrimination, and the most common reason is that their language is similar to Serbian. But language is not the only reason. Although there is a legal framework that requires the employment of minority communities in public institutions, this law is not enforced. More in the story of our 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.