Completed projects

Call for Exchange in Trogen, April '14

TrogenBallina201416.02.2014, Center for Education and Development – CED, in partnership with the organization SPPMD from Kavadarci and MAJKA from Kumanovo in cooperation with the Children’s foundation Pestalozzi, for the twelfth consecutive time organize the Intercultural Exchange in Trogen, Switzerland. The purpose of this exchange is to encourage children and the young people to critically reflect on their values and patterns of behavior and thus strengthen their personally identity. 

Exchange will be conducted from 10 to 24 April this year, with 40 youngsters from Macedonia, born in 1999 – 2000.

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Ngo Magazine, Seventh issue

NGOMAGAZINE_cover9.02.2014, Download the seventh issues of E-Magazine "NGO MAGAZINE" dedicated NGO sector in Macedonia. The magazine was founded and published by the European Center "SN7" and Center for Education and Development - CED. The primary purpose of the foundation of this magazine is the media coverage of the NGO sector in the country, stimulating work of young journalists, development of research skills and information about the activities of NGOs.

Upon the initiative of the organizations Center for Education and Development and the European Center SN7, and other organizations that collaborate and work in Macedonia Magazine NGO established electronic journals.

The primary purpose of the foundation of this magazine is the media coverage of the NGO sector in the country, stimulating work of young journalists, development of research skills and information about the activities of NGOs.


Creating local strategy for youth development

Untitled-1UNDP (United Nations Development Program) in partnership with the Centre for Education and Development (CED) and in cooperation with the Municipality of Tearce from January to March 2014 will implement the project “Creating local strategy for youth development". Preparation of the strategy is very important because the available sources to achieve the goals are usually limited. In the creating of the local strategy for youth there will be involved  all stakeholders who belong to the target group

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Jens, second volunteer from Germany

JensBallinaJens Wiebe, the second volunteer who comes from Germany and for one year will be involved in the organization Centre for Education and Development - CED within Weltwaerts German program and cooperation with the sending organization Friedenskreis from Hale. Find out why he chose CED and Macedonia? Facing the different cultures? What are his expectations?

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Youth Parliament of the Municipality of Tearce

BallinaKeshillParOn Monday, 11 November 2013 in the Municipal Hall of Tearce the constitutive meeting of the Youth Parliament of the Municipality of Tearce was organized.

The project aims to increase the youth participation in the decision and policy making processes through implementation of functional institutional mechanisms within the Local Self-Government of the Municipality of Tearce.

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Open call for the Youth Parliament

thirrjeBanerCoalition of youth organizations SEGA in partnership with the Centre for Education and Development (CED) and in cooperation with Municipality Tearca began with the implementation of the project "Establishment of the Youth Council in Municipality of Tearce". The project is funded by the General Secretariat of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia.

The project goal is to increase participation in decision making and policy making through the establishment of institutional mechanisms on the composition of the local community Tearce.

With creating of the Youth Council and Youth Parliament in municipalities in Macedonia we achieve the first step towards the establishment of youth participation in decision-making processes at the local level. This model of participation at the local level gives sense of belonging to youth and gives sense to be useful in society they live in and provide the conditions for active citizens.

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"Shar Mountain is our treasure..."

ballinaMEd13Shar Mountain is our national treasure,..Let's protect it together! Is the message that is guiding the project implemented by CED with financial assistance of the Macedonian Ecological Society, Euronatur and GIZ of Germany? The project was implemented in several phases.

In the first phase, we set up info tables’ to the locality Three Waters, this is a tourist area that is of particular importance for the local population and is quite well known and visited. Being located in deep forest with an altitude of 1320. And is about 18 km away air from Tetovo was necessary to mark the road with visible signposts.

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Commissions for Inter ethnic Relations (CIIR)

IRZ_foto2The joint action of CDI and nine partner organizations- involvement in local ethnic communities. Association of Community Development Institute (CDI), is going to implement the project, "The Involvement of Local Ethnic Communities",

which is supported by the civil society USAID, realized by the Open Society Foundation in Macedonia.

The project aims to ensure continuity of the Commissions for Interethnic Relations (CIIR) after the local elections of 2013. Short-term objectives of the project are:

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Youth Council in Municipality of Tearce

BallinaKeshillRCoalition of youth organizations SEGA in partnership with the Centre for Education and Development (CED) and in collaboration with the Municipality of Tearce, began with the implementation of the project "Establishment of the Youth Council in the Municipality of Tearce".

This project is funded by the General Secretary of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia. This project aims to increase youth participation in the decision-making and policy-making processes through the establishment of functional mechanisms of the institutions under the Local Administration in the municipality of Tearce.

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Get employed through YES Network!

per-lajm-webCenter for education and development supported by USAID in March 2012 will implement the eight moduled tarining within the YES network, aimed at preparing young people to enhance the employability skills.

The project targets students in their final year in the secondary schools, both Vocational Education and Training (VET) schools and gymnasiums, unemployed youth registered with the government Employment Service Agency (ESA), and, out-of-school, unemployed and unregistered youth.
Implementation of the project in the Municipality of Tearce, will be at the  period from 9 to 12 March 2012. Training will be interactive. Participants who successfully will attend training will receive certificates. Training will be held by persons who have attended specialized training in this special issue of American trainers.

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ECO Seminar, 2012

BallinaEKOmedOn 6 and 7 October in the framework of the project "Clean environment – Healthy future" it was implemented the two daily seminar, which was aimed to raise awareness amongst of youth and local leaders to save the environment.

The seminar in question brought many activists and local leaders who implement environmental activities for years and working in the field of ecology, so that all we live in a much cleaner and healthier environment.

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Ronja Kindler, German Volunteer in CED!

banerRonjaIn the framework of cooperation with the German organization Friedenkreis from Halle in Germany, starting by October 2012 in the organization Centre for Education and Development - CED, for one year will be engaged volunteer Ronja Kindler.

This project is implemented in the framework of volunteerism as Weltwarts service, which intends participation and improving of intercultural competence as a key element for the creation  of a personality through co-existence with people of other cultures and being confronted with different values​​, lifestyles and structure of thinking.

All of this motivation to engage aims the creation of peace, as well as help in the understanding of nationalities and peoples in global development.

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Capacity Building for CED (TACSO Project)

tacso_BanerAs part of this national project, CED organization was assigned as mentor the organization Business Resource Center (MDC) from Skopje, which for nearly ten years is working in Macedonia.

During this period, the selected organizations were fully and actively involved in the assessment of organizational capacities, preparation of a plan for capacity building, training, mentoring, and seminars on priority areas which will be determined together with assigned mentors.

CED organizations together with the mentor organization and its members made ​​an assessment of organizational capacity specify the areas in which it needs to support and developed a plan for capacity building.

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Clean Envoirment-Healthy Future

llogo-MEDallFrom March until November 2012 Center for education and development-CED will implement the project “Clean Envoirment-Healthy Future” that aims to increase the ecological awareness among young people and the local authorities.

The project has covered most of the schools in the Municipality of Tearce such: “Kiril Pejcinoviq”(Tearce/Leshok), “Ismail Qemali”-Nerashte, “Eqrem Cabej”(Sllatine and Neproshten) and “Faik Konica”(Dobrosht). The project has target group children aged from 11-15 from the all nationalites that live in this region.

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Information right now

BallinaYoungPpleInformation right NOW! is European campaign implemented by ERYICA in partnership with the Council of Europe. The campaign aims to bring forward to young people, decision-makers and media young people’s right to ask and to receive information.

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Declaring Sharr as National Park

foto PRES medTetovo, 18th March 2016, 83% of the local population that lives in the municipalities along the Sharr mountain wants mountain to be declared a national park, this is the result of the survey to establish the awareness of the population on issues related to the future declare Shar Mountain national park Macedonian Ecological Society platform "Friends of Sharra" was conducted in 2015.

The results of this survey are really positive, finally we know what is the opinion of the local population in the proclamation of the Sharr Mountain National Park, in rural and urban areas in this region.

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Promotion of Children rights in Macedonia

BallinaDrejtaCenter for education and development - CED in partnership with coalition SEGA, and with big support of Children foundation Pestalozzi Switzerland together with the students of primary school from Tetovo region, through some activities with mark the week of children’s. The idea of this project starts in august 2015 was organized summer camp in Struga with topic “Children rights” and “intercultural corporation” with participating of children with age from 14-16 from some cities from Macedonia. The team from Tetovo plans to realize 4 activities in 4 working days from 05-09 October 2015.

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Councilors discus, citizens read

foto_1_JEF09.07.2015, Center for education and development – CED in cooperation with JEF Organization and in partnership with ZIP Institute, YMCA – Tetovo, Student organization IZLEZ and Macedonian center for transatlantic integration, in the frame of project “Councilors discus, citizens read” – How to have bigger transparency in Municipal Councils”, organized Round Table with the representative of Council of Municipality of Tetovo and representatives of civil organizations. The aim of the project is to increase the transparency and the access to information with public character in local level, as a pre conditional of effective engagement of citizens and to influence in decision making process of Municipal Councils and also to promote and facilitate the access to information with public character.

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Summer Camp, Trogen 2015

summer_camp2015f124.08.2015, Another successful Summer Children Camp was held in Pestalozzi Children's Village in Trogen, Switzerland from 29.07.2015 until 12.08 2015. 160 children from Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine and Moldova were part of this summer camp, including 40 children aged 16-17 from Macedonia led by NGOs such as Center for education and Development-CED as coordinator of the camp, SPPMD Kavadarci, MAJKA - Kumanovo, Coalition of Youth Organizations SEGA and children from the region of Strumica with their supervisors.

Within fifteen days camp participants had 10 working days in which were involved in the workshops that were held in the school in the village.

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Study visit, Brussels

ballina_bruxel19.06.2015, Under the People to People component, from 9-11 June 2015, organized by TACSO Macedonia the president of CED, Mr. Metin Muaremi participated on a study visit on Fundamental freedoms and anti-discrimination to EU Institutions and CSOs based in Brussels together with 11 Macedonian CSOs active in the area of fundamental freedoms and anti-discrimination. Participants met representatives of relevant institutions and organizations including DG NEAR, DG JUST, Council of Europe, OHCHR, European Court of Human Rights, European Network of Equality Bodies etc.

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