Category Erasmus+

“I want to feel empowered”

When she arrives in Skopje with six other Spanish volunteers on the 7th of June, it is the first time in her life Sheila comes to Macedonia. She does not know the language, and has to integrate fast into a society that is completely unknown to her: the VET program she enrolled indeed finishes at […]

New experience, new skills

A professional career is an important part of our lives. It is safe to say that each of us wants to do it today. However, not everything goes our way, and it often turns out that the completed studies do not guarantee our work in the profession. Good work is the result of our actions […]

The first part of an unforgettable experience. Shake a leg, together!

Young people from five different countries met in one place to jointly try to change their approach to a healthy lifestyle, and then make changes in their local community. After a few days spent in a charming place, they left full of new knowledge and optimism to actually introduce a real change.  The training course Shake […]

CUTE more than ever!

The endless lake, golden sand, restless sun, and young power! Between the 10th and 18th of August 2021, Volunteers Centre Skopje hosted Youth Exchange “CUTE: Cooperate Understand Tolerate Empower” in Struga, Macedonia. The project was organized by VCS’s partner from Hungary: Hang-Kép Kulturalis Egyesület and funded by the Erasmus+ program.

A bright European future

Yes, it was really challenging to organize an event with about fifty physical participants in a period of easing the measures and still insufficient confidence whether we beat Covid-19. But these wonderful young people deserved a chance to present their projects that changed the society for the better. They have worked hard for the past […]

We continue with new beginnings #TEHV

Volunteers Centre Skopje as part of its work focused on humanitarian activities and already increased and advanced capacities through the project “Towards effective humanitarian volunteering” looks forward to the European Union’s new Erasmus + program, and in particular the European Solidarity Corps. It is taking big steps towards the new challenges and the future volunteers […]

Volunteers of the Russian language”

Russian-Macedonian project named “Volunteers of the Russian language” is a new youth educational-cultural project created at the initiative of the Macedonian organization for cultural cooperation INTERKULTURA from Skopje and the Russian youth organization Fund for Development of Social Diplomacy from Krasnodar. The project aims to contribute to the formation of a positive image of Russia […]

Volunteers Centre Skopje is celebrating 15 years!

15 years ago a guy went to Lithuania…… and Volunteers Centre Skopje was born. After a one-year European Voluntary Service (EVS) project in Lithuania, a 19-year-old Nikola Stankoski returned to Macedonia full of dreams and hopes for the future of youth. And he didn’t return empty-handed. He carried a little seed with the idea of […]

My one-year European Solidarity Corps mission: a tailormade very positive journey

Time is up, my twelve months European Solidarity Corps project within Volunteers Centre Skopje – Волонтерски Центар Скопје (VCS) is behind me. Now is debriefing time.

Welcome Yvan, our new volunteer from France

Bonjour ! My name is Yvan and I am 29. I grew up in Marseille for most of my life. I studied in Aix-en-provence when I was a student, a sunny cosmopolitan city located in the South East of France.

Our ESC in Portugal: An adventure that must be experienced

Two months ago we moved to Arrouquelas, a tiny village located in the center of Portugal with an amazing landscape and very welcoming inhabitants.