The YOUTH VOICE MACEDONIA team organized a one-day advocacy event in Sllupchane Village, a ping-pong tournament under the motto “Let´s serve for youth”. The event aimed at promoting active participation and human rights through sports. It also served as a good opportunity for young people from this area to express their thoughts and ideas regarding challenges that they are facing in their everyday life and to propose solutions for them on a special „wall of ideas” prepared in the sports center by the team. In this way the Advocacy group of young people form Lipkovo will further develop these ideas in an action plan that they will try to advocate inform of relevant institutions that are concerning the youth from this area.

This event gathered more than 35 competitors and about 70 young people were engaged in the discussion about human rights and youth issues in the community of Lipkovo.  These activities are part of the long-term project “Youth Voice Macedonia”, which is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy, in partnership with Partners Foundation for Local Development from Romania.

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