Mladiinfo International is officially part of Youth Bank International
Mladiinfo International that is leading Youth Banks Network Macedonia is officially part of YouthBank International family!
Youth Banks Network Macedonia encompassing 13 organizations in total from 4 regions in the country: Skopje, Pelagonija, Polog and Southwest region is the initiative that will actively work on brining YouthBank model to Macedonia, supported by Civic Engagement Project-Macedonia. And now all our efforts are strengthened with this inspiring partnership where we can directly learn how to advocate for youth employment and activism from our colleagues in YouthBank International.
YouthBank International has been operating since June 2014 and it has achieved notable success in the past 4 years, scaling the YouthBank proposition to over 200 sites, supported by 26 networks on 4 continents and funding over 4500 small scale projects. The YouthBank ethos and model is based on a simple, flexible and transferable idea: YouthBanks are funds, run by young people, to support youth-led grass root projects that address community issues that matter to them.
Call for application for a two day seminar on the topic “Stop discrimination, value diversity”
Association Multikultura within the frames of the project “Cultural Diversity Week” organizes two day seminar on the topic “Stop discrimination, value diversity”.
Applicants should fulfill these criteria:
-Age 15-18 years old
-Be a resident of Macedonia
-Willingly to learn the methods for overcoming prejudices and stereotypes The training will be organized between 07 and 08 July 2018, in the premises of Hotel Arena Teteks.
Interested participants should submit their CV on the e-mail address: email@example.com not later than 04.07.2018.
This project is supported within the frames of the project “Diversity is trendy- promoting local multiculturalism” which is implemented by Association for Democratic Initiatives in partnership with Multiethnic Association “Florence Nightingale” and the Economic Chamber of North-West Macedonia”.
Youth Banks Network Macedonia (YBNM)
Youth Banks Network Macedonia is informal network of youth CSOs who work on enabling legal, policy and business environment for youth employment through a model of Youth Banks in Macedonia (YB). The youth banks model understands formation of local funds in which financial means from the municipalities, as well as from the civil and business sector will be channeled, with an aim to finance community actions and initiatives by young people.
YBNM has been established in December 2017, as part of the identically named project, by CEFE Bitola, Youth Alliance Krushevo, Youth Council Prilep, Poraka Nova from Struga and led by the Association for Education Mladiinfo International that acts as President of the Network at the moment. In addition, YBNM benefits from the know-how and experience of Mozaik.
Foundation from Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has been implementing this model for 9 years now in their country. Today, Youth Banks Network Macedonia has 13 member-organizations, together with our 8 new members: Multikultura from Tetovo, Youth Can from Skopje, Volunteer Center Skopje, Innova Lab – Bitola, Organization for cultural collaboration Interkultura from Skopje, Association for multicultural integration – Inkluzija from Ohrid, LAG Agro Lider – Krivogashtani, as well as Youth Empowerment Platform – Gostivar. Nonetheless, YBNM is active in 4 regions in Macedonia: Skopje, Polog, Pelagonija and South- West region. There, it will advocate for introduction of youth banks model on local level which should bring positive changes and employability of youngsters. Using this model, youth not only will act as project applicants and implement local community initiatives, but also the young people will be the ones deciding what kind of small projects should receive financial support and be implemented, estimating what the local community needs are. Thus, youth will not only gain entrepreneurship and employability skills (problem identification, solution-oriented approach, partnerships-building, project writing, project management, communication with media), but also, they benefit from numerous life skills (team work, confidence-building, sense of initiative, innovativeness, taking care of the local community, solidarity).
The Youth Banks Network Macedonia project has been funded by USAID’s Civic Engagement Project.
Promotion "15 years of supporting fair trials"
Multikultura as one of the civil associations who have voluntarily joined together to observe the judicial proceedings before the competent courts in the Republic of Macedonia within the Coalition "All for fair trails" took part in the promotion "15 years of supporting fair trails" on 22nd of June, 2018 in Skopje. The main goals of this coalition are: to ensure the guaranteed rights to a fair trial as provided by Constitution, laws and ratified international proceedings, increase public awareness, identify the need for and work towards eventual reforms in the judicial proceedings, increase the practical knowledge of law students, strengthen the role and the capacities of the non-governmental organizations.
Multikultura is announcing the call for applicants in the Volunteer Academy, starting from 12.07.2018.
Passionate youths during the three months period will be able to gain new skills related to entrepreneurship, advocacy, activism, arts and crafts, human rights, free speech and lot of games and social activities.
We invite our volunteers and other young active citizens to apply for this amazing opportunity, no later than 09.07.2018!
If you want to be part of the first Youth Volunteering Academy in Macedonia and enjoy with other enthusiastic young people and volunteers, fill the application in the link bellow and wait to have an awesome and educative summer!
See you @ #MultikulturaVoluteerAcademy!