"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.
"What are young children telling us?"
On 20-21 September 2016 in Belgrade, PRECEDE - Partnership for Reconciliation through Early Childhood Education and Development in Europe organized the conference "What are young children telling us?". .
The main aim of the conference was to support civil society's impact on the process of reconciliation and cohesion through education and development of preschool children in the Balkans and in Europe. .
Representatives of Multikultura participated in different topics workshops nd seminars, such as: Be sure to start, Road to influence educational policy to include respect for diversity in the system in Northern Ireland, From diversity to quality, Supporting resistance / diversities in young children living in regions- affected by conflict, Action research and monitoring - powerful ways to improve early childhood development and education, Active citizens through mutual learning, How to support those who care for children, Investing in children, Assessing the effects of programs on diversity with young children. .
The conference was funded by the European Union.
Happy 16th anniversary MULTIKULTURA!
Today, on 7th of September 2016 Multikultura with their most distinguished volunteers celebrated its 16th anniversary.
The executive director of Multikultura - Vullnet Zenki, had an impressive talk about the beginnings of this organization. He explained to the volunteers the difficulties and the hard work that is hidden behind the success of this organization. Multikultura has always been the voice of youth. This organization showed many young people of this city full of diversities that in diversity there is beauty and strength. So, if we want to be strong, we must lie in differences, not in similarities. Together, with the spirit and the willpower, we can achieve the greatest goals a society can achieve.
And today, Multikultura is proud of the great support of its loyal volunteers during these 16 years in a row. As far as we have the support of the powerful spirit of youth, we will keep pushing forward our goals together.