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Angel Dimitrievski is 22 years-old and is the current President of the PTPI Skopje-Macedonia Community Chapter and Youth Coordinator in the European Region. First becoming a member five years ago, his topics of interest in activism include youth activism, gender, disability, education, and media. Tell us how you became involved with PTPI? My first encounter … Read more

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Mary and Mike Hermida Greater Trenton, New Jersey PTPI Chapter For the last six years, Mary and I have attended and thoroughly enjoyed all of the European conferences. We have met and partied with well over a hundred warm, intelligent and lively Europeans during these conferences and have stayed in touch with many of them … Read more

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The millennial generation The world’s young are an oppressed minority. Unleash them The Economist> IN THE world of “The Hunger Games” youngsters are forced to fight to the death for the amusement of their white-haired rulers. Today’s teen fiction is relentlessly dystopian, but the gap between fantasy and reality is often narrower than you might … Read more

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On World Youth Skills Day, we acknowledge the millions of young people that are falling in between the cracks because of a “skills gap” – a mismatch on the skills that they have acquired and the skills demanded by today’s employers. One might expect that critical skills for life and work were developed by youth … Read more

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Humanitarian crises are happening ever more frequently and growing in scale, while technological advances have the power to transform aid coordination. We spoke to Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and co-chair of the Global Future Council on the Humanitarian System, who argues that humanitarian organisations need to work … Read more

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PEOPLE TO PEOPLE KYIV STUDENT CHAPTER WELCOMES the representatives of the EUROPEAN STUDENT CHAPTERS to participate in the Final Competition of the Effective Communication Intellectual Games 2016 “English as the Language of International Organizations” WHAT IS ECIG? Effective Communication Intellectual Games are the range of contests and events organised by IATEFL Ukraine, accredited organization which more than … Read more

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Chalks Corriette, Belgium I once read, or was it heard, a great statement that I can relate to as it connects to how I feel about volunteering. We are not asking you to think less of yourself, but to think of yourself less. Modern life does present us with many challenges; getting things done, working, … Read more

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Doing what we can

13 Nov, 2016

Doing something is better than doing nothing at all – every little bit helps, as the saying goes. It is amazing how several small acts of kindness can deliver huge benefits to communities. One person might choose to donate €1 each month. Another individual will support a youth project, such as scouting, dedicating time each … Read more

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Written by: Chalks Corriette, European President, Brussels, Belgium This short summary is my way of sharing with you my enthusiasm for strong communities. I don’t think its an exaggeration when I say there is nothing more important to any of us, than the communities that we are part of. I recently listened to a podcast … Read more

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People to People International (PTPI) Europe like many other successful non-profits, has to continually evaluate all roadblocks non-profits face when looking to increase the number of successful projects that we deliver. During a meeting with the Hartsook Foundation, we were given a book by Bob Hartsook entitled – Nobody Wants to Give Money Away! A … Read more

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With everyone leading such busy lives, offering your precious time to volunteer can seem counterproductive. However, in my experience the benefits of volunteering are enormous for me, my family, and my community. People who volunteer, do so for a wide variety of reasons. Volunteering can support the development of skills an individual did not know … Read more

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Many of us have heard that charities and nonprofits are poorly run, and use donor money to fund basic operations. Some of this stems back to the large NGO community, where indeed the operating costs are high. The sizable costs that all nonprofit organizations have are similar; manpower, mandatory operating items such as organization registration … Read more

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Everything old is new again, at least when it comes to searching for workable and proven solutions to addressing climate change. Indigenous peoples have developed, over time, innovative climate-smart practices rooted in traditional knowledge and their relationship with nature. Traditional knowledge is a blend of passed down observations, experiences, practices, and information about the intimate … Read more

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Journey into finance 17-20 September 2015 The aim of this project was to introduce the results of a workshop held in Romania. Four members of our chapter took part and on their return to Bulgaria, disseminated the information to three schools: Trudovets, Pravets and Botevgrad. A key objective was to motivate youth to seek other … Read more

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