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Process of Establishment

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Process of establishment
01.11.2019 – 31.12.2021
Process of establishment
The importance of youth involvement in the relevant regional process was trigger for development the idea to build up an institutional mechanism for bringing young people from North Macedonia and Greece together and giving them a unique opportunity to collaborate and getting know each other.  The key aim is to foster cooperation among young people from North Macedonia and Greece by creating a bilateral youth cooperation office. Core of the idea was based on findings gathered through national activities of both partners before and after Prespa agreement. Hereby, we have recognized the urgent need to engage youth in dialogue on actual issues by creating concrete actions for shaping the future of South East Europe in the form of youth offices in North Macedonia and Greece giving young people an opportunity to cooperate for a common future. Youth Alliance – Krusevo  has a mandate role from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia to facilitate the process of creating of bilateral youth offices for cooperation in both countries. The process will open space for sharing good working and innovative practices in the field of youth reconciliation.
People
Anelija Mitrova
Babis Papaioannou
Biljana Stojcheska
Blazhen Maleski
Ivana Tufegdžić
Metodija Stojcheski
Nikos Papakostas
Shemsedin Iljazi
Stefanos Katsoulis

Inception phase

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Preparatory meetings
November 2019
Fundraising activities
November 2019 – August 2020
Cultural event as an announcement event for the start of the initiative.
January 2020
Visits, consultations and presentation of the idea
January 2020 – December 2020
Study visits
January – August 2020
Conduction of research
April – September 2020
Contact making conference with all relevant stakeholders
August, 2020
Creation of the cooperation team
October – December 2020
Preparatory meetings
Preparatory meetings (Skopje and Thessaloniki) of the core team and facilitation team members which aimed to settle the steps of action and implementation.
People
Anelija Mitrova
Babis Papaioannou
Biljana Stojcheska
Blazhen Maleski
Ivana Tufegdžić
Metodija Stojcheski
Nikos Papakostas
Shemsedin Iljazi
Stefanos Katsoulis
Fundraising activities
Fundraising activities for the next phases of the process for establishment of the bilateral youth cooperation offices
People
Metodija Stojcheski
Babis Papaioannou
Cultural event as an announcement event for the start of the initiative.
The cultural kickoff event brought together 220 young people from both countries in order to meet each other and learn from each other. The main aim of the event was cultural exchange and promotion of importance of the collaboration between the young people from these two neighboring counters in the spirit of reconciliation and building good neighboring relations as a precondition of EU integrative process of our country.  The event itself comprised multiple sessions by providing an encouraging environment for young people and all stakeholders to connect with the initiative and further engage directly with it.
People
Metodija Stojcheski
Biljana Stojcheska
Anelija Mitrova
Shemsedin Iljazi
Blazhen Maleski
Nikos Papakostas
Ivana Tufegdžić
Babis Papaioannou
Stefanos Katsoulis
Visits, consultations and presentation of the idea
Visits, consultations and presentation of the idea for the bilateral youth cooperation offices to national governmental institutions, municipalities, relevant international organizations.
People
Metodija Stojcheski
Babis Papaioannou
Blazhen Maleski
Nikos Papakostas
Study visits
Study visits to organizations, similar structures and projects in EU countries and regions (Germany, France, Poland etc.) will be organized in order to review their structure, functioning, financing, striving of collection of good practices
People
Metodija Stojcheski
Babis Papaioannou
Blazhen Maleski
Nikos Papakostas
Conduction of research
Conduction of research in order to gather data and to understand the current opinions of young people about the bilateral cooperation
People
Blazhen Maleski
Nikos Papakostas
Contact making conference with all relevant stakeholders
Based on the results of the research and activities we will produce a draft of policies and actions, a document that will be sent to the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs (The Republic of North Macedonia and Republic of Greece). This draft of policies and actions will be the base for presenting the idea to all the supporters of the bilateral cooperation between the two countries, as well as the supporters of the EU integration processes of the region.
People
Anelija Mitrova
Babis Papaioannou
Biljana Stojcheska
Blazhen Maleski
Ivana Tufegdžić
Metodija Stojcheski
Nikos Papakostas
Shemsedin Iljazi
Stefanos Katsoulis
Creation of the cooperation team
Creation of the cooperation team consisting of relevant governmental representatives, members of the parliaments, and representatives from relevant youth organizations from both countries. The main role of the cooperation team will be the operationalization of the process for establishing these offices in the both countries. In this period a working plan of the cooperation team will be created. The mandate of the cooperation team will end with the establishment of the bilateral youth cooperation office.
People
Biljana Stojcheska
Metodija Stojcheski
Anelija Mitrova
Blazhen Maleski
Nikos Papakostas
Ivana Tufegdžić
Babis Papaioannou
Stefanos Katsoulis

Operationalization phase

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Operationalization phase
August – December 2020
Operationalization phase
Operationalization phase or the second phase of the process is representing the precondition for the successful implementation of the next phases is the process to be based on joint policies and enabling legal frameworks which will set minimum standards and define the roles and responsibilities within legal framework. During this phase we will create the legal framework and operational documents guided by the international legal experts in direct collaboration with facilitation and cooperation team.
People
Metodija Stojcheski
Biljana Stojcheska
Anelija Mitrova
Shemsedin Iljazi
Blazhen Maleski
Nikos Papakostas
Ivana Tufegdžić
Babis Papaioannou
Stefanos Katsoulis

From political will to implementation

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From political will to implementation
January 2021 – August 2021
From political will to implementation
The cooperation team together with facilitation team will have the task of preparing a draft strategic plan, draft action plan, draft annual program and a draft joint declaration for establishing the bilateral youth cooperation office based on the results of the conducted activities in the previous phases. This phase will also include national consultations in both countries by involving all relevant stakeholders. The purpose of national consultations is to ensure visibility of the process and to gain leverage in the public discourse.
People
Metodija Stojcheski
Biljana Stojcheska
Anelija Mitrova
Shemsedin Iljazi
Blazhen Maleski
Nikos Papakostas
Ivana Tufegdžić
Babis Papaioannou
Stefanos Katsoulis

Establishment of the bilateral offices of cooperation

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Establishment of the bilateral offices of cooperation
August 2021 – December 2021
Establishment of the bilateral offices of cooperation
The process will be cycled with establishment of the bilateral youth cooperation offices and the operational bodies that will be inter-governmental body for connecting young people from both countries based on the spirit of reconciliation and building good neighborly relations.
People
Metodija Stojcheski
Biljana Stojcheska
Anelija Mitrova
Shemsedin Iljazi
Blazhen Maleski
Nikos Papakostas
Ivana Tufegdžić
Babis Papaioannou
Stefanos Katsoulis

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  • adress
    Hristo Smirnenski 48/I- 8 1000 Skopje
  • phone
    +389 (2) 3120 214
  • mail
    info@youthalliance.org.mk
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