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The students in Prishtina raise their voice

The students in Prishtina raise their voice

Students of journalism at the University of Prishtina in their regular activities within the Public Relations course managed to address many of the social problems that plague the citizens of Kosovo. Whether it’s about victims of sexual violence during a recent war or breast cancer, the message of student campaigns is clear: “Silence does not help!”. More in the story of Vjosa Čerkina.

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Youth from Kosovo wants to learn Serbian language

Although older generation speak Serbian, young people in Kosovo can’t speak this language. The reason is that they don’t have the opportunity to learn Serbian in schools, in spite of the fact that Serbian language is the second official language in Kosovo. However, young people from Kosovo show a lot of interest to learn Serbian. More in the story brought by Vjosa Cerkini.

How do Montenegrin atheists live?

According to the MONSTAT Institute of Statistics in Montenegro, there are 7,600 atheists, or about 1.5 percent of the population, while religiosity is increasing, many studies say, and religiosity is implied. What is the life of the Montenegrin atheists in the story of our Jelena Kontić.

I want to change the educational system

While filming Perspektiva in Cazin and Velika Kladuša, we met Lajla Žalić, the president of  student council of USC. She attends Gymnasium in Velika Kladuša and since early high school days she has been involved in many extracurricular activities. Her activism made her critically aware of educational system in her school and town, and that’s exactly why she wants to change it. 

Author: Azem Kurtić

I am the girl that breaks prejudices

While her peers are thinking about leaving the state, Alisa thinks about breaking prejudices in her surroundings. She says she likes challenges, so she mastered the art of photography and she does photography for living. She also had a motorcycle ride, and she loves and controlles drones.

Author: Azem Kurtić

The students in Prishtina raise their voice

Students of journalism at the University of Prishtina in their regular activities within the Public Relations course managed to address many of the social problems that plague the citizens of Kosovo. Whether it’s about victims of sexual violence during a recent war or breast cancer, the message of student campaigns is clear: “Silence does not help!”. More in the story of Vjosa Čerkina.

We have to talk about the violence

Peer violence cases in Montenegro gained public attention when a girl’s father stated that she had taken her own life. The second is the case of a 12-year-old girl who was abused by a group of older boys for more than a month, harassed, filmed, blackmailed, asking for money and valuable things from her. After that, the children and the parents started to stand up. The State Prosecution has no record of cases of peer violence, while the NGO “Parents” survey showed that every fourth child in the past school year experienced some form of peer violence.

Author: Jelena Kontić

The students in Prishtina raise their voice

The students in Prishtina raise their voice

Students of journalism at the University of Prishtina in their regular activities within the Public Relations course managed to address many of the social problems that plague the citizens of Kosovo. Whether it’s about victims of sexual violence during a recent war or breast cancer, the message of student campaigns is clear: “Silence does not help!”. More in the story of Vjosa Čerkina.

We have to talk about the violence

We have to talk about the violence

Peer violence cases in Montenegro gained public attention when a girl’s father stated that she had taken her own life. The second is the case of a 12-year-old girl who was abused by a group of older boys for more than a month, harassed, filmed, blackmailed, asking for money and valuable things from her. After that, the children and the parents started to stand up. The State Prosecution has no record of cases of peer violence, while the NGO “Parents” survey showed that every fourth child in the past school year experienced some form of peer violence.

Author: Jelena Kontić

Legal Journalism

Legal Journalism

The study of journalism within the Faculty of Law in Skopje is preparing more students to be lawyers than journalists. The reason for this is the inadequacy of the subjects and the lack of professional staff from the field of journalism to teach to students. For this reason, it is not surprising that the number of students attending this department is declining every year. More in Kristine Ozimec’s story.

Who got the degree for you?

Who got the degree for you?

The Kosovo faculties have shown as a fertile place for selling graduation and faculty diplomas. Many students decide to hire someone to write their thesis instead of doing so themselves. Social networks are full of ads offering such services. More in the story brought by Vjosa Cerkini.

Sorry, you are over qualified.

Sorry, you are over qualified.

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.

My school: The United World College in Mostar

My school: The United World College in Mostar

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

Half of the youth has no basic literacy

Half of the youth has no basic literacy

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.

Civic Education of Young Kosovars

Civic Education of Young Kosovars

Civic Education classes are the place where young Kosovars learn about their rights. Most of the rights of kids and youth on Kosovo are based on European and global conventions, but the problem is that many of them don’t know abut most of their rights. More in video by Vjosa Ćerkini.

The expectations suffocate Montenegrin high school students

The expectations suffocate Montenegrin high school students

38.1 percent of high school students in Montenegro feel stressed daily or several times a week, shows the NGO Juventas research. Young people are under often stressed because of school responsibilities, family or social relationships, love and similar problems. Some high school students from Podgorica see stress as a normal and everyday occurrence. Therefore, next time your children say they’re stressed – trust them. More in the story of our Jelena Kontić.

One-way ticket after graduation

One-way ticket after graduation

The situation is such that even developers, who are considered to be doing one of the better paid jobs, want to leave Serbia. We got that impression through talking with young programmers from Bačka Palanka. This is the fourth story from the series that can be seen on our portal.

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Reflections on Sarajevo’s first pride parade

I hope this is the first of many such parades, which will not only lead to an increasing visibility and acceptance of LGBT+ individuals and identities. I also hope this will force the government to take action and deal with problems faced by the community, particularly issues of violence, both physical and systemic.

Youth from Kosovo wants to learn Serbian language

Although older generation speak Serbian, young people in Kosovo can’t speak this language. The reason is that they don’t have the opportunity to learn Serbian in schools, in spite of the fact that Serbian language is the second official language in Kosovo. However, young people from Kosovo show a lot of interest to learn Serbian. More in the story brought by Vjosa Cerkini.

How do Montenegrin atheists live?

According to the MONSTAT Institute of Statistics in Montenegro, there are 7,600 atheists, or about 1.5 percent of the population, while religiosity is increasing, many studies say, and religiosity is implied. What is the life of the Montenegrin atheists in the story of our Jelena Kontić.

I want to change the educational system

While filming Perspektiva in Cazin and Velika Kladuša, we met Lajla Žalić, the president of  student council of USC. She attends Gymnasium in Velika Kladuša and since early high school days she has been involved in many extracurricular activities. Her activism made her critically aware of educational system in her school and town, and that’s exactly why she wants to change it. 

Author: Azem Kurtić

I am the girl that breaks prejudices

While her peers are thinking about leaving the state, Alisa thinks about breaking prejudices in her surroundings. She says she likes challenges, so she mastered the art of photography and she does photography for living. She also had a motorcycle ride, and she loves and controlles drones.

Author: Azem Kurtić

The students in Prishtina raise their voice

Students of journalism at the University of Prishtina in their regular activities within the Public Relations course managed to address many of the social problems that plague the citizens of Kosovo. Whether it’s about victims of sexual violence during a recent war or breast cancer, the message of student campaigns is clear: “Silence does not help!”. More in the story of Vjosa Čerkina.

We have to talk about the violence

Peer violence cases in Montenegro gained public attention when a girl’s father stated that she had taken her own life. The second is the case of a 12-year-old girl who was abused by a group of older boys for more than a month, harassed, filmed, blackmailed, asking for money and valuable things from her. After that, the children and the parents started to stand up. The State Prosecution has no record of cases of peer violence, while the NGO “Parents” survey showed that every fourth child in the past school year experienced some form of peer violence.

Author: Jelena Kontić

Legal Journalism

The study of journalism within the Faculty of Law in Skopje is preparing more students to be lawyers than journalists. The reason for this is the inadequacy of the subjects and the lack of professional staff from the field of journalism to teach to students. For this reason, it is not surprising that the number of students attending this department is declining every year. More in Kristine Ozimec’s story.

Who got the degree for you?

The Kosovo faculties have shown as a fertile place for selling graduation and faculty diplomas. Many students decide to hire someone to write their thesis instead of doing so themselves. Social networks are full of ads offering such services. More in the story brought by Vjosa Cerkini.

Sorry, you are over qualified.

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.

My school: The United World College in Mostar

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

Half of the youth has no basic literacy

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.

Civic Education of Young Kosovars

Civic Education classes are the place where young Kosovars learn about their rights. Most of the rights of kids and youth on Kosovo are based on European and global conventions, but the problem is that many of them don’t know abut most of their rights. More in video by Vjosa Ćerkini.

The expectations suffocate Montenegrin high school students

38.1 percent of high school students in Montenegro feel stressed daily or several times a week, shows the NGO Juventas research. Young people are under often stressed because of school responsibilities, family or social relationships, love and similar problems. Some high school students from Podgorica see stress as a normal and everyday occurrence. Therefore, next time your children say they’re stressed – trust them. More in the story of our Jelena Kontić.

One-way ticket after graduation

The situation is such that even developers, who are considered to be doing one of the better paid jobs, want to leave Serbia. We got that impression through talking with young programmers from Bačka Palanka. This is the fourth story from the series that can be seen on our portal.

Does the state encourage IT industry development?

The third story of young developers in Serbia speaks of how much, and if enough, the state is encouraging the development of the IT industry. Three of our young programmers from Bačka Palanka were interviewed by our Aleksandar Klarić.

Outdated curricula and the lack of staff

In the second story with programmers in Serbia, our Alexander Klaric spoke with them discussing the challenges they face with during the studies. Three young developers from Bačka Palanka shared their experiences. More in the video.

You can get a job, but only with superhuman efforts

Nothing new in the Balkans, part two. On Monday we published story about youth unemployment in Kosovo and today we’re bringing the same story from Macedonia. Although these stories aren’t related, our counterparts tells almost the same things. There are no jobs for young people, unless they’re politically involved. More in the story brought by Kristina Ozimec.

Retrospect Bihac: Youth is not passive

Students of high school “Mjesovita srednja skola” in Bihac attend classes in building that is, mildly speaking, falling apart. However, this didn’t stop them to collect money for the construction of a gym on their own initiative through various actions and competitions. The money is gone and they don’t where is it.

How to study abroad

Many young people from the Western Balkans see their future in some of the EU countries. We were contacted by Miloš Pavković, who is currently studying in Graz and who, after completing his studies, wants to return home to use and share the knowledge and skills he has acquired. In addition, Miloš speaks about the various possibilities that are offered to young people to study outside their countries, and how to get to such opportunities at all.

We need to take advantage of the opportunities that EU membership provides

Whether EU membership contributes to a better prospect for young people in the Western Balkans or would lead to their departure from this area is a question that our correspondent Alexander Klaric was interested in. He asked for answers from his colleagues, two young doctoral students at the Faculty of Political Science in Belgrade. More in video.

“Should I follow other people’s beliefs?”

Talking about education young people from Brcko, Belgrade, Velika Kladusa, Cazin and Zagreb.
*”Should I follow other people’s beliefs?” – from song “Pain and revolt” – Marcelo

• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/27338880.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/28487395.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/28500405.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/27750327.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/28378454.html

“I would like if our children were not divided by religion“

Talking about education – young people from Fojnica, Kiseljak, Novi Pazar, Banja Luka and Jajce
*“I would like if our children were not divided by religion“ – from song „I would like“ – Dubioza Kolektiv

• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/27302584.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/27313860.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/27273726.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/27084062.html
• https://www.slobodnaevropa.org/a/28056973.html

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