"Media Platform for Advocacy"
From 19 to 21 November 2016, in Mavrovo within the GetData platform was being held the training "Media Platform for Advocacy" for the Polog region. The training was organized by Most Association of Citizens, where among others participants, also participated our staff of Multikultura.
GetData is a tool for journalism students, journalists and non-governmental organizations working on researches related to corruption and the rule of law. This tool systematize the major publicly available databases as well as other methods through which one can get to public information that might be useful to researchers. Besides databases from Macedonia, GetData also offers the option to search all available databases in the world.
The aim of training was to contribute towards enabling environment for qualitative investigative journalism and strengthening the cooperation between the media and the civil society organizations in order to increase their impact on public policy and decision making processes.
The project is funded by the European Union, through IPA Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2014.
Civica mobilitas for all its grantees, on 14 and 15 November 2016, in Struga organized the annual networking meeting. The meeting was part of the learning program for the exchange of information, knowledge and experiences in an interactive way among grantees, and space to initiate and/ or improve the mutual cooperation through platforms for cooperation. There were 124 representatives of 113 grantees, including Multikultura as well.
All the attending organizations actively participated in the meeting for networking and contributing to the positive atmosphere, openness and readiness for cooperation and networking and socializing.
This meeting was a great opportunity for the representative of Multikultura to meet new people and organizations and to renew friendships and develop collaborations with those who already know each other, to inform and to learn many new things, as well as a good opportunity for networking and expanding cooperation between CSOs.
"Time for challenges"
On 16th of November 2016, the Civica mobilitas program organized the national forum Time for challenges. The forum was attended by over 100 organizations and 300 individual participants not only these hundred organizations, and not only from the grantees Civica mobilitas. The forum was attended by organizations from more places and sectors, as well as students, and all citizens. They also held 21 individual events, organized as civil society organizations. The forum was distinctly promoted among Multikultura`s members, wich vigorously encouraged the participation and support the event.
The social inclusion training- 1
On 10 and 11 November 2016, within the project Entrepreneurship Platform for Economic and Social Inclusion of women from minority groups, Multikultura organized the first module of The social inclusion training.
The training‘s purpose was to teach unemployed women between 18-55 years old how to write a CV, how to write a motivational letter, what‘s a SWOT analyze and how to perform a personal SWOT analysis, how to prepare for a successful job interview, how to make a plan for personal and professional development, how to define our purposes with SMART method, as well as how to reach enhance communication and presentation capacity.
On the first module of The Social Inclusion Trainings participated 21 unemployed women from the Polog region.
The training is supported by the European Union.
"Living Together: Transform a divided past into our common future"
During the period 26-31 October 2016 in Struga, UNITED for Intercultural Action as a European Network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees, organized the conference "Living Together: Transform a divided past into our common future".
What causes conflicts between people and nations? How can these conflicts be resolved? What measures can be taken to ensure that communities recover from past conflicts? What can civil society organizations do to help communities to live together? These were the questions that were tackled by around 75 activists at the UNITED conference, amongst them the representatives of Multikultura also.
Focusing on the topic of national reconciliation and nation-building, the conference offered participants the opportunity to learn about and discuss the topic, exchange ideas and best practices, and to network with other like-minded activists from all over Europe. Participants worked together to produce a manual outlining a best practice for work on national reconciliation, and will also work on plans for future UNITED network campaigns.
The conference was organized with the financial support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.