Youth in crisis

DURATION: November 2020 – March 2021

DONOR: Westminster Foundation for Democracy

The “Youth in Crisis” project is aimed at identifying the effects that the pandemic had on young people, with a special focus on the measures and policies that were undertaken by the Government to support young people. For this purpose, within the framework of the project, round tables were conducted with the relevant stakeholders and with the young people themselves.

With that, the institutional, social and political framework that covers the youth in North Macedonia, the relevant measures aimed at the youth, the key challenges faced by the youth and their perspectives regarding the situation were analyzed.

As part of this project, a research analysis will be prepared that will give an overview of the socio-political participation of young people in North Macedonia, the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on their lives and analyze the impact and effects of policies intended to reduce the negative effects on the young people.

This project focuses on two specific objectives: understanding the perceptions of young people about their position in the community, their participation in the social and political sphere, their views on institutions, the EU integration process and, in general, the impact that COVID-19 has had on well the situation of young people and the second goal, analyzing the policies aimed at young people for their support and protection in times of health and economic crisis.

The bearer of this project is the Youth Education Forum (YOF), in partnership with Reactor – Research in Action and the Association for Research and Analysis – ZMAI.