Advocacy for Youth Employment ADYE
Strengthening and networking of NEET youth

Youth Inclusive Local Communities (IPA Civil Society Facility, Media Program 2020)

The main goal of the project was to engage youth civil society organizations to provide support to their local communities, and to use existing mechanisms for participation in local policies and decision-making processes that relate to their needs and the needs of their constituents.

The main activities of the project included: strengthening the capacities of youth organizations and local youth councils through a series of workshops, monitoring the implementation of the Law on Youth Participation and Youth Policies, evaluating the inclusiveness of young people in local governments in North Macedonia, drafting recommendations for policies and support of youth advocacy initiatives that increase youth participation in public policy.


SFERA International as part of the project "Communities inclusive for youth" held the following trainings: "Anti-discrimination", "Advocacy and lobbying", "Social inclusion and social justice" and "Development of public policies". The training "Social inclusion and social justice" was held between September 22 and 23 at the "Montana" hotel in Krushevo. The aim of the training on social inclusion and social justice was to equip the participants with the knowledge to recognize inequality, the necessary methodological tools for active work, and the inclusion of young people from marginalized groups in everyday life. 30 participants took part in the training, 20 of whom were physically present. The "Anti-discrimination" training was held between October 13 and 14 at the "Montana" hotel in Krushevo. The goal of the anti-discrimination training was for the participants to learn about different forms of discrimination through various activities. and why we discriminate. The training was attended by 30 participants, 20 of whom were physically present. The "Advocacy and Lobbying" training was held between November 3 and 4 at the Gardenia Hotel in Veles. The goal of the advocacy and lobbying training was for the participants to learn more about advocacy and lobbying and through working in groups on real problems of the community to become familiar with all the stages that advocacy covers. 26 participants took part in the training, 20 of whom were physically present.

Partners of the project are: National Youth Council of Macedonia – NYCM, Local Community Development Foundation Shtip - LCDF Shtip, Youth Empowerment Platform Gostivar – YEP Gostivar and SFERA International.

This project is funded by the European Commission through the European delegation of North Macedonia.