National Youth Conference to share visions in FYR Macedonia
Under the auspices of UNESCO and with the support of the joint programme on “Enhancing Inter-ethnic Community Dialogue and Collaboration” supported by the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Spanish Achievement Fund, the Community Development Institute (CDI) from Tetovo is organizing the national youth conference on “SHARED VISIONS”. The Conference will take place in Skopje from 15 to 16 May 2010.
The National Youth Conference on “SHARED VISIONS” will give the opportunity for young people between 16-24 years old from different parts of The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to talk openly and without any prejudice about ethnicity and religion. By getting together, learning, working, socializing and having fun, they will have an opportunity to overcome the barriers that exist among young people and to start to feel the positive aspects of the possibility to live in a country rich in diversity like theirs.
The Joint Programme on “Enhancing Inter-Ethnic Community Dialogue and Collaboration”, funded by the Spanish Government through the MDG Achievement Fund, is being implemented by the Secretariat for Implementation of the Ohrid Framework Agreement; the Ministries of Education and Science, Culture, and Local Self-Government; ZELS; the municipalities of Struga, Kicevo and Kumanovo; varied members of civil society; and supported by UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO. The Programme aims to promote a tolerant, trustful and confident society that values its own diversity. To achieve this, the programme will enhance national and local-level capacities to effectively maintain and bolster cohesion in multi-ethnic communities through legal, regulatory, institutional and non-formal activities. Further, the programme will develop the capacities of the national educational system to ensure that ethnic and cultural diversity is systemically furthered through national education policy, teachers’ professional development, and curricular and extracurricular activities. And finally, the programme will strengthen and promote society’s capacity to engage in a process of continuous and constructive inter-cultural and interfaith dialogue to increase civic awareness and cultural sensitivity.
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