FES Skopje office is opening a call for essays. We are inviting young people to share their ideas, visions, good practices, success stories and other responses to the challenges and concerns our society is facing today. The essays should be progressive, forward looking, motivational and constructive; they can be based on a concrete idea for action or have a more abstract tenor.
The essays should address one or more of the following topics:
- Young People in Macedonia as Active and Socially Responsible Citizens: exploring new approaches in youth activism
- Creating an Inclusive Society: building bridges for democratic change, tolerance, dialog and multicultural coexistence
- New Perspectives for Macedonia: creating a country of citizens with European perspectives and understanding of European Values
Technicalities about the essay:
» The author should not be older than 35 years
» Length of 3-5 pages (single spaced)
» Submissions in Macedonian or English, preferably in both languages
The best essays will be published and the very best authors will be invited for a 5-day-visit to Berlin, Germany. The visit will take place 13-17 October 2014. This trip will include meetings and discussions on young civic activism as well as visits to political institutions and cultural events. The participants of the visit to Berlin must be fluent in English. Interviews of the candidates will take place in early September.