Since 2009, the organization Youth Can has been working in various projects to put young people in a position to actively represent their interests and get involved in society. With an initial funding over twelve months, Schüler Helfen Leben supports the project “Academy for Youth Activism”.
- Ort, Land:
Northern Macedonia still has decisive steps to take with regard to the legal situation in the area of youth rights and participation of young people. Until today there is no nationwide student representation. In this environment it is a special challenge to activate young people for their own and society’s concerns.
With the help of workshops and trainings young people are motivated to put their concerns into action. The participants bring their new know-how to bear on a concrete project on the ground, thus tackling problems directly.
In 2021, Youth Can also plans to hold the first Social Day in North Macedonia
Youth Can differs from other youth organizations in that the organization offers less rigid structures and more open access for activists* than, for example, state school representatives* can. With the topics education, mental health and environmental protection Youth Can set itself three new contentwise emphasis for the coming years.