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Thematic areas

Children and youth
Culture, media & advocacy
Human rights

Multikultura is well-established civil rights organisation promoting youth activism, participation in decision making processes and developing cultural and interethnic tolerance and cooperation in Macedonia.

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The organisation's two primary goals include reducing ethnic divisions and improving participation in decision making processes.

They aim to reduce ethnic divisions by:

  • Strengthening the capacity of ethnic communities;
  • Promoting cultural and ethnic diversity;
  • Active involvement of young people in various multicultural activities;
  • Advocating for law-regulated and free society.
They strive to improve citizen's engagement in decision making processes by:
  • Developing strategic documents for local institutions with the purpose of articulating citizens’ needs and rights;
  • Strengthening cooperation between NGOs and local institutions;
  • Building trust through civic activism.

Activities

Culture

Since its establishment, Multikultura has been working toward protecting the cultural identity of various nationalities in Macedonia through a number of tailored activities.

During 2012, Multikultura worked in cooperation with the Municipality of Tetovo’s Public Affairs Department, representatives of local cultural authorities and representatives of Tetovo-based organisations. Together, they established a team with the aim of improving the capacity of employees in cultural institutions in Tetovo and developing a strategy and action plans for promoting culture in Tetovo.

Persons with disabilities and Roma education

Multikultura has included an educational component into its activities, with a particular focus on people with disabilities and Roma, as the most marginalised groups in Macedonia.

The organisation actively follows the state-led policies on Roma issues, as well as the objectives of Roma Decade 2005 - 2015 and the National Strategy for Roma in Macedonia.

Anti-corruption

In cooperation with OSTProjekt and with the support of NCBI Washington, Multikultura is working on anti-corruption and anti-discrimination programmes.

Youth policy

Multikultura organizes a variety of activities specifically tailored for young people, such as open debates, group discussions and youth campaigns. The goal is to engage young people from all Tetovo-based high schools and universities. These activities help and ultimately encourage young people to engage in decision-making processes, both locally and at the higher level.

Last updated: May 2014