|Day 1- September 02, 2020|
|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- September 03, 2020|
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.
|Evening||Evening Dinner- Traditional Macedonia dishes
Taste traditional Macedonian dinner at a traditional restaurant.
|Day 3- September 04, 2020|
This year the Council Meeting is optional to those who want to participate. It is recommended that one representative per chapter for voting procedures are present, but all other members are welcomed to. The conference team will offer an alternative program for those who want to visit another landmark while the Council Meeting takes place.
Alternative activity: Visit of the Holocaust Memorial Center
Holocaust Memorial Center was opened in March 2011 and it is located in the City Center, at the location of the old Jewish Quarter of Skopje. Holocaust Memorial Center commemorates the 7,144 Macedonian Jews, or 98% of the Jewish population of that time, who were murdered during the Holocaust. Through a series of exhibits that draws heavily on a number of sources, the exhibition presents more than 2 Millennia Jewish life in the Balkans, with a special focus on the Holocaust. On March 11, 2019, on the occasion of 76 years since the deportation of the Macedonian Jews to their death in the killing centre Treblinka, in occupied Poland, the Holocaust Memorial Center opened its permanent exhibition.
Note: Entrance ticket with a guided tour is at your own cost
Note: Lunch will be served for all participants at the Council Meeting venue. Participants who take the Museum tour will be taken to the Council Meeting venue by members of the conference organizing team.
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- September 05, 2020|
|Morning and afternoon||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.