Young activists and artists in Skopje have been successfully harnessing the power of the creative arts in driving meaningful change in a way that resonates with their peers.
When Young Cities began its programming in North Macedonia in 2020, we introduced the programme to empower youth and the local government in Čair, a municipality within the capital city of Skopje, one of the most densely populated and ethnically diverse municipality in Europe.
After a year of successfully supporting the launch of three projects in the municipality, we expanded the programme in 2021 to tap into the talents and passions of young people in Skopje more widely. Since then, we supported the launch of five more projects, which have excelled in their creativity and impact, resonating with other young people and effecting meaningful change.
We work closely with our partner, Democracy Lab, a non-profit, nonpartisan organisation devoted to preserving democratic values in North Macedonia. They are instrumental in building networks and partnerships in the country, and supporting the development of impactful and innovative youth-led projects.