RAISING AWARENESS OF YOUTH ON HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE ONLINE MEDIA RISKS

On 19th and 20th October 2019, during the two day “Media Literacy Workshop”, young people were able to learn the key concepts of media literacy and develop their knowledge on the risks related to violent extremism. Through presentations, group work and discussions, participants were able to improve their understanding of detecting and recognizing different types […]

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CHILDREN ARE PREDOMINANT AMONG THE IDENTIFIED TRAFFICKING VICTIMS IN NORTH MACEDONIA

On October 18th, in Skopje, an event was  held to mark the European Anti-Trafficking Day and announce the beginning of the web-based Informative Campaign aimed to raise the awareness of the vulnerable populations on the dangers associated to trafficking in human beings with particular focus on trafficking in human beings for sexual and for labor exploitation […]

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IOM IMPLEMENTS EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR THE MIGRANT CHILDREN

From September 2018 to October 2019, IOM provided education support for a total of 283 children at the Gevgelija Transit Reception Center. From them, 159 children attended pre-school education (0 to 5 years old) and 124 attended primary education (6 to 14 years old). Every day starts with easy-morning gymnastics that helps the children to […]

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PEER-TO-PEER EXCHANGE OF EXPERIENCES AMONG NATIONAL COORDINATORS FOR COMBATING OF VIOLENT EXTREMISM OF NORTH MACEDONIA, KOSOVO AND ALBANIA

On October 04th in Tirana, IOM has organized the second peer-to-peer exchange between Albania, North Macedonia and Kosovo*. The delegation of North Macedonia consisted of the National Coordinator for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and Counter-Terrorism (CT), the Deputy National Coordinator for CVE, the Deputy National Coordinator for CT, a representative of the Ministry of Education […]

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145 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND SOCIAL WORKERS BENEFITED FROM THE TRAININGS ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND SMUGGLING OF MIGRANTS

Through the support by the European Union, from 11 until 30 September, IOM Skopje has organized 6 two-day capacity building trainings on Trafficking in Human Beings and Smuggling of Migrants for 145 law enforcement officers and social workers in hotel Porta in Skopje. Out of the total number of participants, 71% were men and 29% […]

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NEW INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT THE ACCESS TO THE NEWLY BUILD LANDFILL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF GEVGELIJA

IOM recognizes that a healthy environment is intrinsically linked to the well-being of the communities. In this regard IOM Skopje will provide assistance to the Municipality of Gevgelija in securing unimpeded access to the newly build landfill. IOM started with implementation of a new project which will help the municipality of Gevgelija in construction of […]

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MOVIEQ AND MUSIC WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED IN VRAPCHISHTE, STUDENICHANI, LIPKOVO, DOLNENI AND SARAJ

During July 2019, IOM Skopje organized three four-day MoviEQ workshops for youth participants from Studenichani, Saraj and Lipkovo, funded by the UK Government. The MoviEQ workshop methodology is based on the scientific postulates of Integrative Complexity theory that reaches the brain processes at a deep level, thus enabling the participants to develop their own complex […]

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FIELD WORK OF THE FIVE MOBILE TEAMS FOR IDENTIFICATION, REFERRAL AND ASSISTANCE OF VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING

Within the first six months of 2019, five mobile teams for identification, referral and assistance of victims of trafficking have contacted, informed and assisted 209 beneficiaries, out of which 3 victims of trafficking, 35 potential victims of trafficking and 171 vulnerable categories. Out of them 124 were women and 85 were men. Since March 2018 […]

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