Youth

The findings from the research show the latest positions of youth regarding participation, position in society, future of the country, institutions, migrations, the impact of the pandemic and tolerance.  Young people rate most of the social stakeholders with below average grades regarding their work benefiting young people. The highest ranking, by a small difference, are educational institutions (2,5) and high-school and student bodies (2,45).

Aiming to involve all the relevant actors in initiating a policy process for addressing the recommendations from the analysis, WFD’s office in North Macedonia gathered state representatives, international organisations and local youth structures on a conference on 18th of December 2019 to discuss the findings. 

Opening the conference, the British Ambassador H.E. Rachel Galloway stated:

Given the width of the collected data, which includes 133 local governing units, 84 youth offices, and 125 youth organisations, this is by far the most extensive analysis conducted on this issue in Serbia. This research paper can serve to youth policies’ decision-makers, relevant stakeholders, the media, and wider public as a solid basis for further scrutiny of youth-related in-country issues. Using this valuable data, a better position and more suitable, highly functioning policies for Serbian youth will hopefully be much easier to obtain.