Today in the municipality of Kriva Palanka, the association Center for Youth Initiatives Cik-Cak from Kriva Palanka started with the realization of the project "Promotion of youth activism by creating institutional platforms for youth needs." This project is funded and implemented as a supporter within the project "Strong CSOs for Positive Social Change" implemented by the Foundation for Local Community Development and Alka Center for Sustainable Development, funded by the European Union.
The general goal of the project is to encourage youth activism and active participation of young people in the decision-making process at the local level, and the specific goals are to detect the needs of young people in the municipality of Kriva Palanka and their opportunities for active involvement in social life and development. of a strategic document of the youth of the municipality, for their direct involvement in the decision-making process at the local level.
The target groups of the project are primarily young people from the local community, the Youth Council of the Municipality of Kriva Palanka and youth organizations and activists at the local level.
With the implementation of this project and as a final product, which should emerge from the project, a strategic document for youth needs and issues is expected, based on comprehensive analysis through survey questionnaires and workshops with the participation of relevant stakeholders and target groups, as well as with the help of persons from the municipal administration.
According to the activities of the project, four workshops for difficult planning are planned, as part of the process for the preparation of the draft strategy for youth in the municipality of Kriva Palanka.
Mayor Borjanco Micevski visited the first workshop and also welcomed the initiative to create a draft strategy for youth from the municipality of Kriva Palanka, by the association Cik-Cak and on this occasion he said:
"This is a very important topic for all of us because young people have been, are and will be an important factor in creating and pursuing local policies." I hope that with the preparation of this document, together with the Council of Mayors and all other relevant stakeholders at the local level, we will define the real needs and priorities of young people from the municipality of Kriva Palanka.
Mayor Micevski also gave his suggestion not to hurry in the preparation of this document, because in this whole process of creating a draft strategy for young people, we can all jointly give our maximum and professional engagement, and all in order to get a final product. a quality document, which we can further translate into a Strategy for the young at the local level, and which will be an important tool for all of us in planning further specific activities, which relate to the needs and priorities of young people in the municipality.