|Day 1- June 23, 2022|
|Morning||Registration at Hotel Arka|
A Living Library is a tool that seeks to challenge prejudice and discrimination. It works just like a normal library: visitors can browse the catalogue for the available titles, choose the book they want to read, and borrow it for a limited period of time. After reading, they return the book to the library and, if they want, borrow another. The only difference is that in the Living Library, books are people, and reading consists of a conversation.
You will be able to have a conversation with local people from North Macedonia, but also PTPI global members who will have the role of books.
Learn more about Living Libraries here:
|Evening||Dinner- Night of Cultures (at own cost)
After the successful Night of Cultures, we had at the Plovdiv Conference, we will be again having a good time together while representing our countries. Each country will have time to present their country with a song, dance, sketch or a story. Multiple chapters from one country are invited to prepare a joined performance together.
|Day 2- June 24, 2022|
Explore Skopje and the hidden gems of the city through an interactive treasure hunt. The treasure hunt is designed for you to get together in mixed PTPI teams, but also to interact with Skopje local community while completing your treasure hunt tasks.
|Afternoon||Community service at Center for Social Initiatives “Nadez (Hope)“
Center for Social Initiatives Nadez (Hope) is an NGO, which works for the social-economic integration of socially marginalized people, with a focus on Roma and youth, through educational support, assistance in exercising social rights and promotion of peaceful coexistence.
The community service activity will be together with the children who visit the educational centre in this NGO and get educational support.
Note: Please note that this activity requires a minimum participation fee of 10 Euro per participant that will be used as a direct donation to the Center. The specifics of the donation will be arranged with the Center itself and the conference attendees will be notified for the purpose of the donation during the conference
|Evening||Evening Dinner- Traditional Macedonia dishes
Taste traditional Macedonian dinner at a traditional restaurant.
|Day 3- June 25 ,2022|
|Morning||European Council Meeting and World Café
PTPI’s European Council Meeting will take place physically again after 2 years. A new EEC should be elected during this Meeting and new plans of how the European region will develop in the years to come. The nominations for the PTPI EU Conference 2023 will take place at this meeting.
A highlight on youth projects and scholarship individuals who will represent their chapters at the conference will be an integral part of the European Council Meeting.
At the second part of the meeting after the break participants will discuss the future of PTPI Europe through the World Café approach.
Note: Lunch will be served for all participants at the Council Meeting venue.
A night full of dancing, songs and networking. A rich music program will be presented during this night where we expect to see the well-known PTPI dancers on the floor.
|Day 4- June 26, 2022|
|Morning and afternoon||Excursion to Canyon Matka (with lunch included)
Excursion to Canyon Matka (with lunch included)
Matka (meaning “womb”) is a canyon located west of central Skopje, North Macedonia. Covering roughly 5,000 hectares, Matka is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in North Macedonia and is home to several medieval monasteries. The Matka Lake within the Matka Canyon is the oldest artificial lake in the country.
There are ten caves at Matka Canyon, with the shortest in length being 20 metres (65.6 feet) and the longest being 176 metres (577.4 feet). The canyon also features two vertical pits, both roughly extending 35 metres (114.8 feet) in depth.
At the excursion, we will be able to visit some of the caves with a short boat trip to the caves inside.
Please note: The program on June 23-th should start in the morning so it is advised that you arrive to Skopje the day before. The Skopje Chapter can offer some optional activity for those who arrive the day earlier (such as the Visit to the Holocaust Memorial Center). You will be contacted with more details for joining this tour in case you arrive on June 22-th.
Please note: Vaccination for participation on the conference is mandatory and to enter all public space, cafes, restaurants and museums in North Macedonia.