Please note: The program on June 22-th should start in the morning so it is advised that you arrive to Skopje the day before – June 21-th.
Please note: Vaccination for participation on the conference is mandatory and to enter all public space, cafes, restaurants and museums in North Macedonia.
|Day 1- June 22, 2022(Wednesday)|
|Morning||Registration at Hotel Arka
Living Library (at the hotel)
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:
|Afternoon||Youth panel followed by lemonade, cake, bazar and music with youth from Ekvalis at Social Center Dunja
Association for Educational Development Ekvalis is an NGO based in Skopje, North Macedonia led by young people and that works with young people. The mission of Ekvalis is to include the young people in the process of education, social change, and activism and bring empowerment, proactiveness and agency to the most vulnerable groups of young people. Ekvalis works with one of the most marginal groups in the Macedonian society (LGBTQ+ youth).
The young people that we work with are faced with tremendous challenges related to bullying, some of them have been kicked out from their homes, living in shelter centers and most of them have challenges with their mental health. Besides that, we work with women as a special group of interest and in empowering women activism. Most of these young people are in economically challenged situations.
|Evening||Evening Dinner- Traditional Macedonian dishes
Taste traditional Macedonian dinner at a traditional restaurant.
|Day 2- June 23, 2022 (Thursday)|
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.
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 3- June 24 ,2022 (Friday)|
|Morning||Excursion to Kratovo (East Macedonia)
Kratovo (Macedonian: Кратово) is a town of just under 7,000 residents in northeastern North Macedonia. It is on the western slopes of Mount Osogovo inside the crater of an extinguished volcano. In addition to its scenic location, it is best known for its medieval bridges and towers.
By Macedonian standards, Kratovo is not a major destination for tourists. By European standards, Kratovo is as far off the beaten path as you can get. But rest assured, if you venture out to this corner of the Balkans, you will find more history and character packed into Kratovo than other towns many times its size.
Enjoy scenic landscapes, stone Bridges, stone houses, rich history and local traditions as we tour Kratovo.
We will visit Stone Dolls near Kratovo and have a guided tour in Kratovo with tasting traditional Kratovo Pastrmajka (local food).
|Afternoon||Excursion to Kratovo (East Macedonia)|
|Evening||Farewell dinner (at own cost)|