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Juliana Notari: “Art is not isolated from society, art reflects society”

The Brazilian artist continues to shock with her work – this time with a 33-meters vulva in a hill. Once more, Diva brings old wounds to debate but on a much larger scale.

Manifesto for Youth by Youth to Shape European Territorial Cooperation: turn your ideas into reality!

Are you interested in shaping how EU values are implemented on the ground? Are you keen to bring the European project closer to its fellow citizens?

VOICES February 2021

A new beginning All good things must come to an end. My one-year European Solidarity Corps mission within the Youth NGO Volunteers Centre Skopje is almost over. It has been a particular year in an exceptional organization in a unique context. Living in downtown Skopje and being a VCS team member has been very inspiring. […]

Aerial: The Weightless Discipline

Dancing without touching the floor, flying without having wings, dropping without falling. Whatever you call it, that one word is all that matters. Without…is all that matters. Imagine a place without the presence of the burdens we carry, without the weight of the decisions we make, or the actions we take. Don’t you already feel […]

Victoria and Abdul – a tale of colonial past and decolonial future

Can you imagine Queen Victoria, the head of the British Empire at its heyday and of the Church of England, having classes with a dark-skinned Indian Muslim jail clerk? Can you imagine him becoming a friend and adviser, honored with titles and wealth? Can you imagine him teaching her about the Quran and her writing […]

“Kim Ji Young Born in 1982”: a movie to reflect about hardships faced by women and the fifth sustainable development goal

Have you ever heard about the United Nations’ (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? They are the essence of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all UN members states in 2015, and they aim to unite all countries to solve global issues like poverty, people without access to education and proper health system, […]

Sauna and Löyly – the most important cultural heritage of Finland

Experiencing Sauna is most of all about washing and relaxing. For Finnish, it’s a lifestyle, like a ritual.

DEPRESSION IS NOT A CHOICE

“The kindness that’s shown to me by doctors as well as my family, and my friends, it’s really saved my life”Lady Gaga The current pandemic and the resulting global economic recession have negatively affected people’s mental health: social isolation and job loss are triggering mental health conditions. Trajectories of anxiety and depressive symptoms and trends […]

Volunteer management for greater success and happier volunteers

Volunteer Centre Skopje continues with the activities related to the project “Towards Effective Humanitarian Volunteering” – TEHV for the EU Aid Volunteers program. Between 1-3.12.2020 online trainings were held which presented tools and ways to properly determine the needs of the host organization, the needs of the volunteers, as well as the proper evaluation of […]

Small girl for big projects: Welcome Clarissa from Germany!

An unexpected breakup and the wrong job choice brought me to Macedonia: Now I am living my dream.

The singular fact of the month: Insolita Emilia Romagna

The magazine Courrier International translated an article written by Francesco Dradi from the recently created Italian newspaper Domani, “Assalto ai porcini, il bene comune dei boschi vittima del business”, which goes off the beaten track. This enlightening piece of writing tackles an allegedly unusual dispute over territory in the Apennines mountains, located in the Italian […]