On February 21st, CID hosted a public debate that discussed the profile, problems and priorities of young people in Kumanovo. The debate was part of the “Youth Republic” events, organized by the ‘Initiative for Defence of Youth Participation’, a coalition of 50 youth organisations in Macedonia.
The debate opened up issues and questions important for young people in Kumanovo. Guest speakers shared information about statistics, youth policy and raised the matters with youth work reality.
“Kumanovo has several policy documents, like Local strategy on youth, but there is a lack of institutional support and lack of implementation” emphasized the representative of the Municipality of Kumanovo.
“The youth are not only the future! There is a need to invest in the local youth service and raise the awareness of young people to take part in the decision making in all possible levels” shared representative of CID.
It is important that events like this motivate young people to share their concerns and problems, much of it focused on the local reality and the inter-ethnic problems.
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