Let the world see YOU!
It is our honor and immense pleasure to be Your hosts and introduce You to the Macedonian culture, traditions, food and drinks, music and dances.
We are really thrilled to meet You and get to know more about your culture and customs. So get ready to spend 7 unforgettable days learning more about cultural differences, embrace new things, make new friends, discover Skopje, party and much more… Let US begin… NOW! Sincerely Your organizers
20-27 March 2011Skopje
We are very happy to welcome you in the beautiful city of Skopje and to the training course “Let the world see YOU!”.
Let the world see YOU!
Blue Sky Youth Network is a network of active high-school and university students who contribute to the development of the community by working on projects in different fields. The Blue Sky Youth Network is an independent youth organisation that started as an initiative of the British Council Macedonia in 2002. With more than 3000 registered members, the Blue Sky Youth Network is the biggest youth network in the country and it is designed to work on local, national and international level. On local level the network operates with local clubs in 28 towns in Macedonia which makes the whole country covered. Beside the local clubs that focus on high-school students, there is also a Blue Sky Uni club, which works with university students. When it comes to international work the Blue Sky Youth Network has been a host to many international youth projects. The Network is completely youth led. It has management bodies that manage the whole network on different levels. The Management Body has a supervisory role, while the strategies and programmes are implemented by the Executive Office led by the Executive Director. The local clubs have their own local governing structure that answers to their needs (comprised of a local coordinator, local membership responsible, local web editor etc.). Our members are fully motivated to get involved in projects, trainings whether on local or international level. They are experienced in organizing different types of activities and workshops on various topics relevant for the youth of Europe.
АEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe / European Students’ Forum) is a student, non-governmental, politically independent and non-profit organisation open to students and young professionals from all faculties and disciplines. Тoday AEGEE counts 13.000 members, active in more than 240 university cities in 43 European countries, making it the biggest interdisciplinary student association in Europe. AEGEE, which was founded in 1985 in Paris. It provides the ideal platform where youth workers and young volunteers can work together on cross border activities such as conferences, seminars, exchanges, training courses, Summer Universities, Case Study trips and Working Group meetings. AEGEE doesn`t consider any national level and only woks on local level (antennas) and European level (Working Groups, commissions and European Board of Directors). AEGEE has participatory status in the activities of the Council of Europe, consultative status at the United Nations, operational status at UNESCO and is at the same time a member of the European Youth Forum. AEGEE - Skopje is a local antenna of the AEGEE network, formed in 1993. AEGEE-Skopje has organized numerous international and local events, or in numbers: 15 Summer Universities, 4 Winter Universities, 14 Student exchanges and many conferences and other youth events: Spring Day in Europe (organizing for 8 years), Spring AGORA (in 2004), Local Traning courses and many others. AEGEE-Skopje was pronounced as one of the ten antennas which are the guiding force of AEGEE Europe for the period 1995-1999. Less but not least, our motto is: “Some call it Europe, we call it home”
“Let the world see YOU!” is a two part project aimed at helping young people increase their level of consciousness about the distinction between every human being, as well as to encourage their creativity and individuality through intercultural cooperation. The first part, the 7 day training course will take place in Skopje, Macedonia, during which 36 participants from Spain, Poland, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Palestina and Macedonia, will attend interactive lectures, workshops, and engage in practical work on topics such as art, culture, society, as well as trainings about journalism, creative writing, graphic design and public relations. With the assistance of 4 trainers, the participants will learn how to show respect for diversities, how to work in teams consisting of people with different educational, social and cultural background and practice working\ writing in a multicultural magazine. This is what the second part will include – a follow up activity – creation of an online magazine that will not be bounded by distance between countries, cultural diversity or opinion clashing. The magazine will be reflection of the most creative and most unique happenings in different countries, as well as a reflection of the different societies. The aim of the magazine is to inspire young people from different countries, to foster their individuality and to increase their level of awareness and acceptance about different social groups.
“Skopje (Скопје) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia with about third of the total population. The territory of modern Skopje has been inhabited since at least 4000 BC. Skopje is administrative division within the Republic of Macedonia, constituted of 10 municipalities. Skopje is located in the northern part of Macedonia, in the centre of the Balkans. Skopje is cultural, economical, political and academic centre. Also is centre for some industries like chemical, timber, textile, leather, metal-processing, printing… Skopje, is divided in two parts, the old part of the city and the new part of the city. The old part is know for the craftsman’s workshops, old rocky paths, traditional buildings from Ottoman empire… While in the new part you can feel the new spirit of Skopje, the new statues form the project “Skopje 2014” which are currently being constructed. And you mustn`t leave Skopje if you didn`t feel his charm and visit some of the very important places, like: Museum for contemporary arts, Church St. Spas, Fortes Kale, Old Bazar, Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Daut Pashin Amam, Kurshumli An, Museum of Macedonia, Stone Bridge, Ristikjeva Palata, Macedonia Square, Mother Teresa Memorial House, Macedonia Street, Old railway station, Church St. Clement, Church St. Pantelejmon, Milenium Cross and many more…
â€œLet the world see youâ€?
- Arrival of the participants - Free time (coffee, sightseeing, walking around etc.) - Get to know each other - Welcome party 22.03.2011 - 09:00-09:30 Breakfast - 10:30-11:00 Youth in Action - presentation - 11:30-13:30 Intercultural learning and communication workshop - 13:30-14:30 Lunch - 15:00-17:00 Researching culture workshop - 17:00-17:30 Coffee break - 17:30-19:00 Stereotypes + social inclusion workshop - 21:00-22:00 Dinner - 22:00 Social programme
- 10:00-10:30 Breakfast - 12:00-14:00 Opening of the training course - 14:00-14:30 Coffee break - 15:00-16:00 Lunch - 16:00-16:30 Get to know games - 16:30-17:30 Organizational issues + questions + group division + hope + fears + expectations - 17:30-18:00 Coffee break - 18:00-20:00 Countries presentation (culture) - 21:30 -22:30 Dinner - 22:30-23:30 Poetry reading - 23:30Party 23.03.2011 - 08:30-09:00 Breakfast - 09:30-12:30 Sightseeing - 12:30-13:30 Lunch - 13:30-15:00 Sightseeing - 16:00-18:00 Creative writing workshop - 18:00-18:30 Coffee break - 18:30-20:00 Team building workshop - 21:30-22:30 Dinner - 22:30 Social programme
“Let the world see you” 24.03.2011
- 09:00-09:30 Breakfast - 10:00-12:00 Basic of journalism workshop - 12:00-12:30 Coffee break - 12:30-13:30 Good interview workshop - 13:30-14:30 Lunch - 14:30-17:00 Creativity writing – Short reports - 17:00-17:30 Coffee break - 17:30-19:30 Discussion (creative artists…) - 19:00-20:00 Theatre play - 20:30-21:30 Dinner - 21:30 European Night
- 08:30-09:00 Breakfast - 10:00-12:00 PR workshop - 12:00-12:30 Coffee break - 12:30-14:00 Graphic design workshop - 14:00-14:30 Web site presentation - 14:30-15:30 Lunch - 15:30-18:00 First article - 18:00-19:30 Evaluation (forms + spoken) + critics, thoughts… - 19:30-20:00 Coffee break - 20:00-21:00 Final arrangements - 21:30-22:00 Dinner - 22:30 Good bye party
25.03.2011 - 08:00-08:30 Breakfast - 09:30-10:30 Visiting the Aqueduct - 12:00-14:00 Visiting Stobi - 15:00-16:00 Lunch - 16:00-17:30 Visibility and sustainability of “your product” workshop - 17:30-18:00 Coffee break - 18:00-20:00 Social media workshop - 21:30-22:30 Dinner - 22:30 Social programme
27.03.2011 - 09:00-09:30 Breakfast - 11:00 Matka or Vodno (optional) - Departures
* The organizers have right to change the agenda
Let the world see YOU!
Hello Zdravo Good morning Dobro utro Good afternoon Dobar den Good evening Dobra vecher Good night Dobra nokj Pleased to meet you Milo mi e shto Ve zapoznav How are you? Kako si? Excuse me / sorry Izvini Yes Da No Ne My name is… Moeto ime e… Where are you from? Od kade si? What`s your name? Kako se vikash? How old are you? Kolku godini imash? What do you study? Shto uchish? Where do you study? Kade ucish? In which year? Koja godina si? Where is…? Kade e…? Haven't we met before? Se imame li sretnato porano? How long have you been an AEGEE member? Kolku dolgo si vo AEGEE What`s the time? Kolku e chasot? When did you arrive? Koga pristigna? Did you have a nice journey? Imase li prijaten pat? Good bye Doviduvanje See you (soon) Se gledame naskoro Have a nice day Imaj prijaten den