The second edition of the Look Beyond conference explored the topic of inclusive youth participation in diverse communities. Besides representatives from youth organiastions in Kumanovo and other Macedonian cities, the conference hosted guests from other countries in the Balkan region. The discussion panels included representatives from the Agency for Youth and Sports, National Agency for Erasmus+, Youth for Exchange and Understanding International, National Youth Council of Macedonia, Local Youth Councils of Kumanovo and Lipkovo.

The discussions were followed by parralel workshops, in which the participants had the opportunity to go deeper into the subject and talk about tools and practices of youth participation, examples of youth participation in Macedonia, as well as Bulgaria and Serbia, Erasmus+ opportunities and much more. The workshops provided a friendly environment for everybody to share from their experience and to open up paths for further exploration. Moreover, the report from the previous conference with conclusions was presented, inviting the audience to reflect on the topic.

The evening was closed with a Youth Work Fair, the third hosted by CID, in which organisations presented their activity and had the opportunity to network. Despite the unwelcoming weather, the participants demonstrated interest in being part of the planned activities and enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.

In an attempt to keep the beautiful tradition, CID is committed to work hard on bringing the next Look Beyond with yet another important topic in the field of youth work.

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