On the 27 May 2013 in the City Hall of the Municipality of Kisela Voda, public tribune on the topic "Youth participation at local level" was organized. Mr. Marjan Stojancevski, manager of the Sector for neighboring community and cooperation with civil society sector, Mr. Gjoko Vukanovski - representative of the Volunteers Center Skopje and EVS volunteers from Latvia and Netherlands, Janis Seglins and Sane Keulen, took participation in this event and shared information on youth participation in their countries. The event was organized within the campaign "Improving youth participation NOW" which in the following months in Skopje will be implemented by the Volunteers Center Skopje, member organization of the Coalition of youth organizations SEGA.
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During the period of 13-14 June in Korca, Albania, SEGA and NCCS organized the first networking meeting within the project “Youth without borders”, financed by the European Union. At the meeting 5 youth organizations from Macedonia and 5 youth organizations from Albania took participation being part of the capacity building process. In the meeting the organizations presented their activities and made their initial contacts which will contribute towards further networking. The organizations were also informed on the activities that will follow as well as the methods used in the capacity building process.
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(Skopje, 17 June 2013) Today in the Journalists Club the Coalition of youth organizations SEGA organized round table on the topic “Monitoring on the implementation of the Convention on the rights of the child in Macedonia”. Representatives of relevant Ministries of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, institutions and civic organizations participated in this event.
The round table was opened by Mr. Zoran Ilieski – Executive Director of the Coalition of youth organizations SEGA and Ms. Vaska Bajramovska Mustafa – State Counselor in the Office of the Ombudsman of the R. Macedonia.
Mr. Ilieski informed that SEGA has been implementing monitoring of the Convention on the Rights of the child in Macedonia since 2011, and also, SEGA is implementing activities in 20 primary and secondary schools in Macedonia aiming to increase the participation of children in the decision making process, improvement of the school president election process, establishment of school organizations as well as implementation of a model – child ombudsman in the primary and secondary schools.
Ms. Bajramoska Mustafa emphsized that the Ombudsman Office in the R. Macedonia supports the process of implementation of the monitoring of the Convention on the rights of the child in Macedonia as well as the process for establishing the model of child ombudsman in the primary and secondary schools in Macedonia. Also, she pointed out that a special subject in the schools should be implemented through which children will be introduced with their rights and obligations.
Ms. Elizabeta Markovska Spasenoksa – external consultant for the monitoring process, presented the findings from the implemented monitoring, specially highlighting the current state with regulation and respect of the children right to participation in the decision making process, implementation of the right for association, and right to equal access to education.
During March and October 2012 and February – March 2013 SEGA implemented the process of Monitoring of implementation of the Convention on the rights of the child in Macedonia. The aim of collecting data was to determine the current state of the implementation of child rights in Macedonia at local and national level. Data were collected at local level in 14 cities in Macedonia (Skopje, Kumanovo, Tetovo, Gostivar, Debar, Struga, Resen, Prilep, Bitola, Kavadarci, Stip, Vinica, Gevgelija and Ohrid), and 15 rural places (Tabanovce, Mala Rechica, Zhupa, Rostuse, Debarca, Vevcani, Krivogastani, Zvan, Rosoman, Kabrinci, Blatec, Miravci, Sopiste, Aracinovo and Ilinden) and at national level including the national institutions. Based on the findings of data collection process SEGA prepared the report “Results from monitoring of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Macedonia”, promoted on the today’s round table.
This activity has been implemented within the project “Implementation of the Convention on the rights of the Child in Macedonia” supported by the Pestalozzi Children Foundation and the UNICEF office in R. Macedonia.
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