Youth in Macedonia

Youth in Macedonia

The National Youth Strategy 2016-2025 is the only document on youth in the Republic of Macedonia with youth being defined as all young people between 15 and 29.

The youth in Macedonia is very often treated as a problem rather than a huge resource that can make significant and positive political, social, cultural and economic change in the society by reassessing the established norms, values and policies. Standing before a huge rate of youth unemployment, decorative youth participation in various social and political developments, continuing decline in quality of education, almost nonexistent benefits for healthy social, cultural and economic development, the youth in Macedonia follows the trend of mass emigration from their country.

For this purpose, all entities and stakeholders, such as the National Youth Council of Macedonia, institutions at all levels, civil society organizations, the business sector, media, the general public, especially young people should act towards improving the standard of living of young people in Macedonia and building a strong and stable future.