The initiative envisions and gives a unique opportunity to build up an institutional mechanism for bringing young people from North Macedonia and Greece together and giving them an opportunity to collaborate by getting to know each other
The goal of the initiative is to establish, enable and foster cooperation among young people from North Macedonia and Greece by creating a bilateral youth cooperation office in both countries. The formula for success is bringing as much young people from both countries together, in order to break stereotypes and hinder political manipulation of young people.
To accomplish our main goal our work is centred around three main pillars as outlined in the implementation plan:
Young people and youth organizations are part of the solution for a building and reinforcing good neighbourly relation. Supporting youth exchange and sharing of ideas based on the values of co- existence, tolerance, respect for human rights, diversity and inclusion will serve as a ground for future cooperation and prosperity.
This office will lead and coordinate the processes of youth cooperation between the two countries in the spirit of reconciliation. Our initiative will be further cultivated to keep it relevant, strong and credible articulating the opinions and stand of youths in the two neighboring countries. With these goals in mind, we will continue with our advocacy work to become an agenda-setter by creation of an institutional mechanism for bringing young people from North Macedonia and Greece together and giving them an opportunity to collaborate by getting to know each.
Flourishing bilateral cooperation and initiatives are a vital part of a healthy democracy therefore we will strive towards strengthening bilateral cooperation between the young people and the youth-dedicated institutions. The increasement of the cooperation between young people from both countries will support the process of ensuring implementation of joint initiatives and projects for young people with the focus on the principals of rule of law, sustainable economic development, education and innovation. Coordination of youth bilateral cooperation and networks, linking organizations and people, designing and developing educational, intercultural and language tools that will maintain the cooperation prevalent and relevant on long-term.
Coordinator/facilitation team member
Programme assistant/coordinator of the Info Point in North Macedonia
Facilitation team member – North Macedonia