"A big Questionnaire" - Celebrating International Youth Day 
(Prilep, 11 August 2012) The Youth Information and Counseling Center INFO SEGA and Youth Council Prilep, Youth Club of Red Cross – Prilep, Orientation club “Zlatovrv” – Prilep, women handball club “Filip 107”, the Club of young folk dancers “Mominok” and local youth organizations from Prilep, in organization of the Coalition of youth organizations SEGA, celebrated the International Youth Day– 12 August, under the motto “Young people are asking”, through unique Flash Mob action.

Group of 60 young people form a question mark in the city center of Prilep as a symbol of the European Campaign “Information right NOW – Young people are asking!” and as well as a symbol of all questions concerning youth all around Europe.

"The goal of the campaign is to encourage young people to ask and to be informed, to learn that timely information is in order to serve better social life, whether that information is for education, sports, participation in the NGO sector, the culture etc... Timely and correct information is best guide to what is desired for. So we did this big questionnaire to encourage and raise awareness among young people"- said Zoran Ilieski from SEGA.

As a result of this activity a short film was created in order to send the message “Young people are asking” which will be broadcasted in the media and also will be available on our websites and as well on the website of IRN campaign www.informationrightnow.eu.

In making video helped the teams of "Speak freely" and local television "TV Channel Vision." Also this event was supported by youth online radio "Pulse".

You can watch the video on this link

International Youth Day
Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the International Youth Day, 12 August 2012. On this 2012 International Youth Day, let us acknowledge the power for peace and development of young women and men across the world. Young people will inherit the world tomorrow, but they are already changing it today.

Half of the world’s population is under 25. The challenges they face are steep. They are hardest hit by the world’s inequalities and injustices. Too many live in poverty, unable to realize their potential. Too few are gaining the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to find employment in rapidly changing job markets, where the capacity to learn and adapt is essential. This is a political priority everywhere, and it calls for carefully constructed policies

Young people are a wellspring of ideas for innovation. They are today’s thinkers, problem-solvers and catalysts for peace. They are often the world’s strongest advocates of justice and dignity. But they need good jobs, quality education and access to culture for all. They need to be heard and they need to be included.

UNESCO is working at all of these levels. We support young people in developing the intercultural skills they need to live in an age of diversity. We work with youth and student organizations to develop and implement youth-driven programmes.

We act across the world to strengthen education systems in order to provide young people with relevant, inclusive and quality learning. This includes attributing greater priority to technical and vocational education and training. This was the key message of the 3rd International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training, held in Shanghai on 13-16 May. Education, employment and empowerment are our core messages as we seek to build green societies and economies for a more sustainable century.

On this day, I call on all Governments, youth organizations and the international community to mobilize and to engage young people in the policy-making that affects them. This is essential for building sustainable, peaceful and prosperous societies.

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