CID sent 5 active youth leaders and volunteers from Macedonia to the international Training Course “Mind the Gap” in Ireland. The course took place from May 7th – 12th, in the Newgrange Lodge, Co Meath. From Macedonia Mila, Ivana and Daniel took part as CID participants as well as Peace Corps volunteers Cara and Austin.

The Training Course included partner organisations and over 25 participants from Ireland, the UK, Spain, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Latvia and Finland. It aimed to equip the participants with the skills to become youth leaders on Youth Exchanges in the future, and specifically to work with young people with fewer opportunities. Further the training has developed the participants skills in risk awareness and child protection. The Training Course was funded through the Youth in Action Programme of the European Commission.