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October 12, 2022

Public contest for young people on “Security, Solidarity and Co-operation”

The OSCE Mission to Skopje, in co-operation with the Agency for Youth and Sport and the National Youth Council, is announcing a contest in the field of security, solidarity and co-operation, for young people aged 15 to 29. The question that needs to be answered by young people in a creative way is “What does…

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August 4, 2022

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] OPEN CALL FOR YOUTH BLOGS FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION

YOUTH BLOGS FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION As part of the Connecting Youth (CY) regional youth platform, the National Youth Council of Macedonia is opening a call for Youth Blogs for Regional Cooperation. The blog intends to be a free space for honest conversations about the topics that are related to this platform and are relevant to…

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July 1, 2022

OPEN CALL FOR YOUTH BLOGS FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION

YOUTH BLOGS FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION As part of the Connecting Youth (CY) regional youth platform, the National Youth Council of Macedonia is opening a call for Youth Blogs for Regional Cooperation. The blog intends to be a free space for honest conversations about the topics that are related to this platform and are relevant to…

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June 14, 2022

Policy paper “Youth Guarantee Deployment in the Western Balkans, an Institutional set-up and a perspective from youth organizations“

About the policy paper: Through this paper CY aims to: (a) inform youth in the region regarding the Youth Guarantee scheme and the benefits arising from its implementation, (b) encourage youth councils and youth umbrella organizations to assess and contribute to the institutional set-up, (c) flag out key areas for further attention while the institutional…

May 3, 2022

JOB ADVERTISEMENT FOR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

DUE TO INCREASED WORKLOAD OF ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS, NYCM POSTS AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR: Job position: Communications Manager Location: NYCM’S Office, Skopje  A Candidate Profile: Excellent communication skills; Ability to work in a dynamic work environment; Opportunity to work in an office based in Skopje; Opportunity to travel across the country and abroad for the needs…

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April 14, 2022

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS – STUDY SESSION: “MULTI SECTORAL COOPERATION FOR INCLUSION OF ROMA YOUTH AND MARGINALIZED GROUPS“

Background of the Study session: Based on 2020 in-depth, European-wide research involving hundreds of young Roma and youth civil society organizations, conducted by Phiren Amenca International Network and the ternYpe Roma Youth International Network, one of the main challenged that are faced by Roma youth, is in fact youth participation. 57% of young Roma experience obstacles for participating…

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February 8, 2022

JOB ADVERTISEMENT FOR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

DUE TO INCREASED WORKLOAD OF ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS, NYCM POSTS AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR: Job position: Communications Manager Location: NYCM’S Office, Skopje  A Candidate Profile: Excellent communication skills; Ability to work in a dynamic work environment; Opportunity to work in an office based in Skopje; Opportunity to travel across the country and abroad for the needs…

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January 24, 2022

Mental health self-help handbooks for youth

Bearing in mind all the challenges that young people face on a daily basis, mental health care must not be neglected! That is why, as part of our mental health program, which is part of the project “MladiHub – building employment skills, competencies and networking opportunities for young people”, in addition to providing free of…

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November 19, 2021

Position paper “What’s In For Youth In The Economic And Investment Plan For The WB6?“

About the platform: CY stands for Connecting Youth . CY is a grassroots regional youth platform implemented by Cooperation and Development Institute (CDI), together with the umbrella youth organizations of the six Western Balkans Countries – National Youth Congress of Albania, National Youth Council of North Macedonia, National Youth Council of Serbia, High School Students…

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May 4, 2021

Results from the voting process for the Youth Civic Engagement Award (YCEA #5)

USAID’s Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invited the general public to submit their votes for the nominees for the fifth round of the Youth Civic Engagement Award (YCEA) in 3 categories: individual category, informal youth group category and youth CSO/CSO Alliance category. The call for votes was launched on April 14, 2021, at noon; and was…

April 14, 2021

VOTING FOR YOUTH CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AWARD (YCEA #5) NOMINEES

USAID’s Civic Engagement Project (CEP) calls the general public to submit their votes for the candidates for this year’s Youth Civic Engagement Award (YCEA), in the individual category, the informal youth group category and the youth CSO / youth CSO alliance category, and help us select this year’s winners. We’ll be awarding 2 winners per…

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March 15, 2021

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS (CFN) #CEP-YCEA-05 YOUTH CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AWARD

Please send your nominations no later than April 5, 2021. USAID’s Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites nominations for this year’s Youth Civic Engagement Award (YCEA). Individuals, organizations, institutions, media, businesses or members of the community can submit a nomination for an individual young person who has been active in their community or engaged in a…

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February 11, 2021

TRAINERS AND PRACTICIONERS FOR ACADEMY FOR PUBLIC POLICY

Background “Support to Electoral Reforms in North Macedonia” is a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), implemented by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and its partner National Youth Council of Macedonia (NYCM). The project overall objective (goal) is to support democratic and credible election processes that facilitate political participation…

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December 9, 2020

OPEN CALL for COMMUNITY MOBILIZERS

Background “Support to Electoral Reforms in North Macedonia” is a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), implemented by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and its partner National Youth Council of Macedonia (NYCM). The project overall objective (goal) is to support democratic and credible election processes that facilitate political participation…

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December 9, 2020

Call for application for ACADEMY FOR PUBLIC POLICY

Background “Support to Electoral Reforms in North Macedonia” is a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), implemented by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and its partner National Youth Council of Macedonia (NYCM). The project overall objective (goal) is to support democratic and credible election processes that facilitate political participation…

September 4, 2020

Call FOR OFFERS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A WEB PLATFORM

The National Youth Council of Macedonia is opening a call for offers for developing and designing an online platform (web portal) which will serve to provide information to young people and virtual space for direct communication between the organizations, institutions and young people, and to promote different opportunities. The platform will be used by the…

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August 19, 2020

Voting for Youth Civic Engagement Award (YCEA) Nominees

USAID’s Civic Engagement Project (CEP) calls the general public to submit their votes for the candidates for this year’s Youth Civic Engagement Award (YCEA), in the individual category, the informal youth group category and youth CSO category, and help us select this year’s winners.   ABOUT THE AWARD CEP will award up to six Youth…

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July 2, 2020

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS (CFN) #CEP-YCEA-04 – YOUTH CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AWARD

USAID’s Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites nominations for this year’s Youth Civic Engagement Award (YCEA). Individuals organizations, institutions, media, businesses or members of the community can submit a nomination for an individual young person who has been active in their community or engaged in a topic of public importance, or they can nominate an informal…

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June 5, 2020

POSITION OF NYCM REGARDING THE UPCOMING REFERENDUM

The National Youth Council of Macedonia (NYCM) is a representative body for youth organizations in Macedonia. NYCM unites 47 organizations, 19 youth organizations, 19 organizations for youth, 1 union and 8 wings of political in order to promote and advocate for the rights of the Macedonian youth. The membership of the NYCM is diverse, bringing together organizations working...
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June 4, 2020

HOW SHOULD YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS COMMUNICATE WITH THE PUBLIC

"Organizations need to understand that they are playing the role of a democratic corrective or a mechanism that will remind the authorities what democracy means. We live in times when technological advancement provides us with many channels of communication, when we no longer depend directly on editorial policies and journalists who mediate information. We have...
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November 4, 2019

REACTION TO THE OPEN CALL FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO ASSOCIATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS DATED 01.11.2019 BY THE AGENCY FOR YOUTH AND SPORTS

The National Youth Council of Macedonia as the largest representative body of the youth expresses concern about the (lack of) transparency of the open call for financial support to associations and foundations, published on 1 November 2019 by the Agency for Youth and Sports. We believe that the published open call has neither been sufficiently...
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August 12, 2019

MLADIHUB – DIGITAL YOUTH

On the occasion of the International Youth Day – 12 August, the National Youth Council of Macedonia is pleased to announce the promotion of the project "MLADIHUB - Digital Youth” MLADIHUB is the latest project of the National Youth Council of Macedonia aimed at developing and promoting digital skills of young people aged 15-29 in exchange...
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June 8, 2019

EXTENDED CALL FOR ENGAGEMENT OF COMMUNITY MOBILIZERS

The National Youth Council of Macedonia, as a partner of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), is working on the project "Supporting Electoral Reforms in the Republic of North Macedonia". The project is sponsored by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and aims to support the democratic and credible electoral processes that...
June 8, 2019

EXTENDED CALL FOR NYCM MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR

THE NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL OF MACEDONIA (NYCM) IS LOOKING TO ENGAGE A MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR FOR EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM AND PROJECT ACTIVITIES OF THE ORGANIZATION   Job Description of the Membership Coordinator: Appropriate, quality and timely communication with the NYCM member organizations; Preparation and implementation of a plan for regular periodic meetings...
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January 9, 2019

REPORT ON THE YOUTH RIGHTS WORKS AS PART OF THE UN UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW

During the 32nd session of the UN Universal Periodic Review, the NYCM together with the Macedonian Association of Young Lawyers and the Institute for Human Rights submitted a Report on the Youth Rights Works. The report highlights the young people as beneficiaries of rights and positions the young in the center of the human rights...
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December 21, 2018

[Publication] ACTIVE LABOUR MARKET MEASURES FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT – KEY POLICY CHALLENGES IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

This publication is part of the WEB4YES project, which is a regional initiative aimed at providing an innovative cross-cutting approach and offering options for improving the employment opportunities of young people in the Western Balkans region. The WEB4YES project is implemented in all 6 countries of the Western Balkans, and the National Youth Council of...
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November 30, 2018

REQUEST FOR AMENDMENTS IN THE DRAFT LAW ON PERSONAL INCOME TAX

At the initiative of the National Youth Council of Macedonia, the Youth Educational Forum and the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, a group of civil society organizations submitted a request for amendments in the Draft Law on Personal Income Tax to the Minister of Finance Mr. Dragan Tevdovski. In addition, you can read the content of...
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January 17, 2018

THE FUTURE OF THE WEST BALKANS AND THE CHALLENGES FOR THE YOUTH

Last year, representatives of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom visited the Western Balkan countries involved in the Berlin Process, among which is Macedonia. The main purpose of the visit was to explore the need for active participation of the United Kingdom in the Berlin Process and to explore the current impact on...
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January 15, 2018

CRISIS COMMUNICATION – WHAT IT IS AND HOW SHOULD WE DEAL WITH IT

We live in a society in which all levels of the non-governmental sector are prone to crises that can harm them. But, how should the civili society organization react skillfully and employ a strategic approach in order to make it easier for them to communicate with the public? We discussed about this topics and several...