On 9th of April, 2019 in the secondary school "Gjorche Petrov" in Prilep was organized a Youth impact workshop. The workshop was attended by the Youth Information and Counseling Center INFO SEGA, the Coalition of youth organizations SEGA and the high school students from the secondary school "Gjorche Petrov". The main topic for discussion was the European Union and Chapter 19 - Social policy and employment.
In the first part of the workshop were discussed issues connected to this chapter: youth unemployment and discrimination.Through discussion, the participants expressed their opinions on what they expect to improve for the young people when Macedonia joins the European Union and offered various suggestions how to reduce youth unemployment.
At the second part of the workshop was discussed about the high percentage of unemployed young people, what the reasons and the factors for this and how to reduce youth unemployment in the future.
From the discussion arose that we as a state should not only reduce unemployment, but also reduce discrimination in the whole process of employment on one hand and regarding gender and political determination on the other.
The Youth impact workshop is organized in the framework of the project “Regional youth compact for Europe” implemented by the Center for Democracy Foundation, Balkan Network for Local Democracy, CRTA, Youth Act and Sodem. This project is funded by the European Union and the Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.