Young activists understood and addressed the challenges that faced their peers in the dense and diverse municipality of Čair.
Čair, a municipality within the capital city of Skopje, is the most densely populated municipality in Europe. It is also incredibly ethnically diverse, with over half of its population identifying as Albanian, a quarter as Macedonian, and the rest of the population comprising of Turks, Bosnians, Romani and Serbs.
While hate crimes and ethnically-motivated violence are low, different groups often lived apart and young people in the city face other major challenges: unemployment, marginalisation from civic participation, entrenched gender based discrimination and brain drain.
We work closely with our partner, Democracy Lab, and together have helped launch three youth-led projects that use film, empowerment and grassroots campaigning to address these issues.